Because Sometimes You’re a Caterpillar: Dope Video Alert
You all know how I feel about animations and illustrations and whatnot. I have been using a cartoon avatar on these interwebs for over 9 years, because I really do think they’re adorable, but also great ways to kind of make people pay attention even when they don’t realize they are.
My awesome friend Franchesca (aka Chescaleigh) joined forces with the gifted Kat Blaque for a cartoon that’s dropping important truths while also being entertaining. I wanted y’all to see it because this is the type of thing you can even show your kids. LEARN EM SOMETHING.
LMAO at the twerking bugs at the end. GET DOWN LIL MAMAS!
Anywho, yup! Because many times, the caterpillars around us don’t realize that they might have it easier than the snails. In fact, everyone who isn’t a rich, white, Christian, straight, able, cisgender man is a snail at one point or another in their lives so we all just need to be a bit more aware of our privileges and what comes with them.
This was simple, sweet and brilliant, and I keep watching it.
KUDOS TO FRANCHESCA AND KAT! Also, I hope they turn this into a series, with illustrated videos covering all things race, gender and politics. THAT is something worth crowdfunding for too.
Next time you’re talking to someone who is unable to grasp the idea of privilege, send them this video. Because: reasons.
Omg that is adorable. I died at the twerking bugs though!
I interrupted my 13 year old doing Algebra homework and said we must watch a story on YouTube. I got the typical look. She watched. She smiled. She laughed at Caterpillar with the eye twitch and his “You don’t know my life” speech. She felt for the snail. She listened and recognized differences and twerked with the bugs. She paused and personalized the message by talking. A. Teenage. Girl. Talked. To. Her. Mother. About. Race. One word= Success
We watched 20 times. I have a plate full of feels. She asked if there are more videos…hint hint
That is a beautiful thing.
I’m neither snail nor caterpillar. I’m Beyonce…all the time. LOL
Uhmmm….I need more videos. And maybe a book. Or two. And artwork.
You did an awesome job illustrating the point. Thanks so much!
Perfection! This is a lesson children will understand instantly. Adults? Not so much…
This artwork and storytelling is so warm and full of personality! Everyone in our household is a fan of snail and caterpillar. So many great potential stories here!
Kat Blaque and Chescaleigh, BRA. VO. We need books, movies, etc of ALL of this! To the point, adorable, brilliant, and relevant. Kudos to those ladies!
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