Media plays a huge role in what we think is normal. Seeing ourselves reflected back on TV or in movies can help us to feel accepted, to understand ourselves, or to feel connected to other people like us. So it's always exciting when a TV show breaks new barriers and shows us a new facet of humanity.
You'd be surprised at some of the shows that are making these strides into diversity. Take Andi Mack for example. This Disney channel show might seem like your standard tween fare, but it's been making some "firsts" recently and honestly, we're pretty flipping excited about it.
Yeah, it might seem a little bit counterintuitive to see that "Disney" and "breaking barriers" are in the same article together, but Andi Mack is taking our favorite kids channel to a new level. Let's check out the show and see what it's doing differently, shall we?