Why Do All The Girls Who Save The Day Only Look A Certain Way?

Why Do All The Girls Who Save The Day Only Look A Certain Way?

This is a great illustration of the lack of diversity among female protagonists in the most popular, mainstream dystopian/sci-fi/fantasy series. There’s nothing wrong with having white heroines, but it’s interesting that other racial/ethnic women are in the background or not really present. Is it lazy world-building or just a coincidence?

This is heartening for me to see that there’s room in the market for one of my dystopian story ideas that actually does feature a majority PoC cast. I think if I write the story well enough, then people will read it, but it is one of my fears to be put into a niche market, making my work inaccessible to most readers.

Thoughts?

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