By Sarah Teegarden
This week’s readings and shows talked a lot about shows that represent very underrepresented communities like disabled people and LGBTQ members. Television is any amazing platform for giving messages to the public. Now a days there are even more popular platforms than television like online streaming. Both of these mediums, television and online streaming, offer amazing stages for representing misunderstood or ignored communities. Shows like Legit and Transparent have inspiringly begun to try and normalize minority communities. Unfortunately Legit tried a little too hard to relate to the heteronormative communities instead of focus on disabled community representation. Regardless, both shows have pushed boundaries and utilized an extremely useful platform to portray extremely important topics. No one person is not normal, and shows like Legit and Transparent push to demonstrate that, that all people are normal. I think that more sitcoms need to follow in the footsteps of these shows and utilize the important platform of television and online streaming.