Netflix has teamed up with the women of Black Girl Nerds to start a conversation about the first time they saw themselves represented in pop culture.
Earlier today, Black Girl Nerds asked their Twitter followers to share the character that marked the first time they saw themselves represented in media, using the hashtag #FirstTimeISawMe.
The responses? Pure joy.
Sometimes it's not just about seeing any random character that shares your race, it's about a personality that speaks directly to you.
Even if it comes in the form of an animated character.
Everyone deserves to see someone they can relate to on screen.
And when it happens, it can be emotional AF.
Stereotypes = bad. Truth = everything.
Even in the smallest moments...
...We can find everyday heroes.
Because you are NOT alone.
This post has been updated to reflect the partnership between Netflix and Black Girl Nerds.