If you are looking for sapphic representation in media, look no more. The past month my Twitter Timeline has been a mix of clips and tweets in German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and, of course, English. I understand most of it, in part because I speak Spanish, English and a little Portuguese, in part because no matter the language all those posts are based on an universal sapphic experience that doesn’t need words to be understood. Their soul is the passion, love, crave, investment in diverse representation a lot of us have.
This is not a new feeling for me. All representation has been foreign representation to me. I don’t remember one TV Show in Colombia that had lesbians in it, or a same sex relationship. At most, we had a gay male side comic relief character in one or two popular telenovelas. Since I was a teen, the TV Shows, Movies, fan fiction, I looked at for representation were foreign. American usually.
Thanks to the magic of technology and the Internet, now is easier than ever to have access to all kinds of contents around the world and I’ve fallen in love with several shows and characters thanks to my fellow Sapphics sharing information about them in Social Media.Read More »