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"This I Believe" Proposal

I believe that through maintaining diversity in the cast of works of creative writing, it is possible to help create a more accepting environment for these groups of people in our society. Giving them representation in this and other types of media can aid in normalizing the idea of them being at the forefront of something such as a best-selling novel, a renowned film, or a highly-rated video game. My belief is that young and upcoming writers should work towards maintaining a diverse cast of characters in their works, and avoid some of the more typical and cliché character setups (young white woman meets a young white man, they fall in love despite a personal difference, etc) in their work. I believe that through doing so, we can make the world of media more welcoming to those that fall within minority groups.