“Not seeing Black characters makes you feel less than,” McFarlane explained. “Like you don’t meet the standards for beauty. You don’t feel part of the community.”
Now an alum of the Capilano University 2D animation program, McFarlane is working with Atomic Cartoons to be part of the solution to better represent characters with African heritage.
Story for Capsule, Capilano University's storytelling project.
Editor, Producer: Taehoon Kim
Producer: Stephanie Townsend
Director: Samuel Johnson
Writer: Shannon Colin