"We have been pitted against each other and made to feel like there are limited seats at the table for those of us who fall into the category of 'other'. As a result, we've become afraid of one another, we compete with one another, we judge one another. Sometimes, we betray one another. Sometimes even within our own communities we designate who among us is best suited to represent us and who really shouldn't even be invited to the party. As others, we are taught that to be successful, we must reject those other others, or we will never belong. (...)
To be represented is to be humanized. And as long as anyone, anywhere is being made to feel less human, our very definition of humanity is at stake and we are all vulnerable. (...)
We must see each other, all of us; and we must see ourselves, all of us. We have to continue to be bold and break new ground until that is just how it is. Until we are no longer firsts and exceptions and rare and unique. In the real world, being an 'other' is the norm. In the real world, the only norm is uniqueness, and our media must reflect that."