Ever search for stock images and come up with, well, rather …. homogenized results like this?
Not all women are young, white, thin, able-bodied, and beautiful. Nor are all couples of the opposite-sex, white, thin, able-bodied, attractive, enjoying a posh, upper-/middle-class lifestyle. I think it’s safe to say these search results aren’t reflective of diverse lifestyles, experiences, or communities.
If you’re looking for more diverse stock images, check out this list of image galleries to promote accurate and equitable representation, compiled by Kevin Kelly, EdD, in support of the Peralta Community College District Equity Initiative: