As much as I love dark academia it's so eurocentric and exclusive at times. Please I want dark academia lit, architecture and art from different cultures all the world. I want different clothing to be included like for eg give me saris for dark academia or a kimono with dark academia aesthetics. Give me architecture from south africa, Nigeria, Somalia, etc. I want latin american literature, arabic and middle eastern literature. This aesthetic should make everyone feel welcome, it's about loving learning not about being white and ignoring the beautiful history and culture of other places.every deserves to see themselves represented and everyone deserves to love knowledge and have a community where they feel accepted. And honestly this problem is very prevalent among many other aesthetics too and also the mood board community. Have black people on you cottage core boards or include black hair in your hairstyle tips. You don't have to appropriate to appreciate these hairstyles or culture. Show me more POC, plus size, androgynous people represented. We have to change our media and what we consume and be diverse and inclusive in every sense of the word whether it be race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality or gender. Let's do better
So if y'all have made a diverse mood board or reading list, etc etc that isn't euro centric PLEASE tag me and I'll reblog it. Or if y'all have or know accounts that are diverse PLEASE tag me.