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What TV & Movie Characters Made You Feel Seen?

On-screen representation matters, so we want to celebrate the people and characters who are broadening the discussion.

According to a recent study released by USC's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, there has been very little improvement for female, minority, LGBTQ, and handicapped representation in media.

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Out of the top 100 films from 2017, 70.7% of the characters were white, only 2.5% had a disability, and 81 out of the 100 movies had no LGBTQ representation at all. See the full report here.

When we finally see a person or character that resembles us in some way, we realize just how important representation is, like when Sesame Street welcomed Julia, a Muppet with autism, to their cast.

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Creators worked with autism organizations to normalize the condition and educate children.

Maybe you felt confident in your body type when you learned Chrissy Metz was cast as the lead — and not the supporting actress— for the Emmy-nominated show This Is Us.

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Did you embrace your natural hair after seeing Black Panther stars Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira effortlessly save the world in theirs?

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Maybe you felt secure in your sexuality after seeing trans and queer actors like MJ Rodriguez, Indya Moore, and Dominique Jackson on the American drama, Pose.

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We want to know what TV or movie character made you feel represented. Share your favorite characters and WHY via the DropBox below — and send your pics, too, if you want! (They can't be professional shots, tho.) You just might be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post or video!

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