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CHOSEN ONE OF THE DAY: SPARKLE CADET FROM CRAIG OF THE CREEK

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CHOSEN ONE OF THE DAY: SPARKLE CADET FROM CRAIG OF THE CREEK

By Stephanie Williams via https://www.syfy.com

Craig of the Creek is a gem of an animated show. It constantly pulls from different genres which makes for some amazing and memorable episodes. In the newest season, there is a great anime nod to the beloved Sailor Moon when we’re introduced to a character named Sparkle Cadet. She’s a young Black girl who is a champion of feelings and positivity. Sparkle Cadet protects her sparkle, something we can get behind because Black girl joy should be protected.

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Not only does Craig of the Creek give us anime tease with Sparkle Cadet, but they also give her a manga-style backstory about how she came to be. She had a hard time fitting in due to the frequent moving around her family did, often feeling frustrated — until one day she spilled art supplies all over herself. It  …

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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