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Feel Good Friday: Mr. Ratburn Finds Love
You probably grew up watching Arthur and you’ve probably heard about a recent episode where Mr. Ratburn gets married... to a man! This shouldn’t be a big deal because it is 2019, but unfortunately, there are some factions of society who aren’t ready for true representation. Fortunately, this storyline is getting loads of support and positive shout outs. It’s nice to see one of my favourite shows from childhood showcasing diversity and maintaining its relevance!
This isn’t the first time the Arthur franchise has made a point to include diversity. Here are some past highlights:
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2005/jan/28/broadcasting.usnews - this was way back in 2005!
If you want to reminisce and get inspired check out these other 90’s era shows that strived to embrace diversity:
The idea of Feel Good Fridays started because, we believe the simple things that bring a smile to our face, are some of the best things. Smiling and laughing has been proven to reduce stress in our lives! When we smile or laugh it releases neurotransmitters in our brain called endorphins, which are in charge of making us happy and helping to relieve stress.
Kathryn is a recent MSW graduate currently trying to #adult. She is a former mindyourmind staff and continues to work in the youth & community development sectors. In her spare time, she is a proud plant parent, home chef and avid volunteer.
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