There are countless Christmas films to choose from to watch, not all great but mostly cute and festive at least. But Christmas films with LGBTQ or diverse casts are very far and few between. Here are 12 films that tick those boxes I recommend looking up if you want some new suggestions.
Anti-Bullying and Trans Awareness Week are important dates that prompt important learning and discussion in the Early Years. Here are 10 books to supplement EYFS education and literacy skills that teach young children about diversity, inclusion, acceptance, feelings, and the difference between right and wrong.
“Frozen”, Disney’s highest-grossing animated film (before its sequel came out) and arguably the most popular of the 21st Century, is now a musical that has finally arrived in London’s West End! But how does it translate to the stage and compare to the film? Find out in my review here.
“Eternals”, the third Marvel film out this year and the most pivotal in introducing us to Phase Four of the MCU is now out. How will this film centring around a group of super-powered celestial “saviours” as they battle to save Earth fair compared to the might Avengers? Read my review here.
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is another great Marvel film and one that really aims to and succeeds in boosting Chinese representation in a Hollywood film. These “Ten Rings” of representation talk through the different ways in which it helps to combat the under-representation and negative light in which many Chinese and East Asian characters are portrayed on screen.
“Danny Chung Does NOT Do Maths” is the debut novel by ESEA author Maisie Chan. Danny Chung has a lot to deal with, including school bullies, fighting racial stereotypes, annoying family “friends”, and most of all, looking after his Chinese granny. How will he cope? A lovely story about being who you want to be, self discovery, and the importance of intergenerational relationships – even if you don’t speak the same language…
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is MCU’s upcoming film due for release in September 2021. It’s their first film to feature a Chinese superhero and a predominantly ethnic Chinese cast. But just how good will it be for the representation of Asians and East Asians in Hollywood and Chinese culture?
Sue Cheung’s debut young adult novel “Chinglish” retells her funny, quirky and often sad life growing up above her mad parents’ Chinese takeaway. Here’s my review of this award-winning book.
An open poem to the people who try and silence the voices of the Asian community and its supporters or deflect the issue of racism in the wake of the anti-Asian attacks.
Anti-Asian hate crimes have skyrocketed around the world in the past year. This has to stop! Why are the media and some people brushing the issue under the carpet and not taking enough notice of it and us?