Casual diversity is exactly what it sounds like: representing people from a wide array of backgrounds without making a big deal of it. It doesn’t erase the importance of these backgrounds, but suggests that it’s just one aspect of a complex character: it defiantly asserts that everyone has the right to be considered normal.

While contemporary teen media has made some strides in this field, the fantasy genre remains dominated by straight white characters. This showcase, based in Tumblr to reach a teen audience, counteracts this trend by offering examples of casual diversity in book, web, and television, helping a diverse audience see themselves in fantasy media.