April has come to a close and so has Camp NaNo much to the dismay and relief of all campers. I did not do as well as I had hoped, but I did accomplish my main goal.
People who study the arts and try to make a living from them often hear the same words time and time again: “That sounds fun.” To an extent, yes, there is something fun about pursuing what you love and feeling passionate about it. It is a similar sentiment as any person going into a field they have a passion for, whether that be nursing, athletics, writing, or psychology. Whenever someone loves what they do and pursues their dream job, they will derive some level of joy and satisfaction from it. There will, however, be many days feeling miserable and stressed after working long hours. The thing about following your passion…
Understanding how diverse people have contributed to our world is an essential part of equality. It is much harder to justify the oppression of a group if you see them as valuable. Though I believe that every person is inherently valuable, it is easy to subconsciously feel like certain people are worth more than others if they are the only ones having their accomplishments acknowledged.
Rape scenes in particular have no place in a show. I will defend this opinion from both an artistic standpoint and a social perspective.