I’m tired. So tired of seeing history repeat itself when it comes to lgbt+ representation on TV. Lexa was such a needed character, thus this devastation and uproar over her death. She was a role model, she gave people hope, she gave people the courage to fight for the right to love who they love.
I’m 28, from Europe and I’ve never been met with any negativity regarding my sexuality. But my heart bleeds for people who are not as fortunate, who have to turn to TV to find a source of hope – just to have that taken away from them in the cruelest way possible. When you target a young, vulnerable audience – act accordingly. We have so few mirrors on TV and to see one of the best ones in a very long time taken away from us for “shock value” is devastating, more so because of the constant queerbaiting and exploitation of our community.
I hope every person out there in need of it will be able to continuously find strength in Lexa – she was headstrong, compassionate and wise. She was a fighter & a lover. I will never forget her & what she represented. Once in a lifetime you meet someone who changes everything. Lexa is that someone for me, because though she is a fictional character, she ignited something very real in all of us – hope. Hope for love, hope for equality, hope for a better future. Lexa is an icon, an inspiration – and will continue to be so for a very, very long time. Legends live forever.
May today be the beginning of a better tomorrow!