Because Sometimes You’re a Caterpillar: Dope Video Alert

You all know how I feel about animations and illustrations and whatnot. I have been using a cartoon avatar on these interwebs for over 9 years, because I really do think they’re adorable, but also great ways to kind of make people pay attention even when they don’t realize they are.

My awesome friend Franchesca (aka Chescaleigh) joined forces with the gifted Kat Blaque for a cartoon that’s dropping important truths while also being entertaining. I wanted y’all to see it because this is the type of thing you can even show your kids. LEARN EM SOMETHING.

LMAO at the twerking bugs at the end. GET DOWN LIL MAMAS!

Anywho, yup! Because many times, the caterpillars around us don’t realize that they might have it easier than the snails. In fact, everyone who isn’t a rich, white, Christian, straight, able, cisgender man is a snail at one point or another in their lives so we all just need to be a bit more aware of our privileges and what comes with them.

This was simple, sweet and brilliant, and I keep watching it.

KUDOS TO FRANCHESCA AND KAT! Also, I hope they turn this into a series, with illustrated videos covering all things race, gender and politics. THAT is something worth crowdfunding for too.

Next time you’re talking to someone who is unable to grasp the idea of privilege, send them this video. Because: reasons.


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  • Cateleya March 24, 2015, 9:45 pm

    Omg that is adorable. I died at the twerking bugs though!

  • Mother of a teen March 24, 2015, 9:53 pm

    I interrupted my 13 year old doing Algebra homework and said we must watch a story on YouTube. I got the typical look. She watched. She smiled. She laughed at Caterpillar with the eye twitch and his “You don’t know my life” speech. She felt for the snail. She listened and recognized differences and twerked with the bugs. She paused and personalized the message by talking. A. Teenage. Girl. Talked. To. Her. Mother. About. Race. One word= Success

    We watched 20 times. I have a plate full of feels. She asked if there are more videos…hint hint

    • A. Pendragyn March 24, 2015, 11:20 pm

      That is a beautiful thing.

    • KayMee March 25, 2015, 7:00 pm

      This. LOVE!

  • Heidi March 24, 2015, 9:54 pm

    I’m neither snail nor caterpillar. I’m Beyonce…all the time. LOL

  • LuckBALady March 25, 2015, 9:59 am

    Uhmmm….I need more videos. And maybe a book. Or two. And artwork.

  • Yuyen Chang March 25, 2015, 1:08 pm

    You did an awesome job illustrating the point. Thanks so much!

  • Kari March 26, 2015, 9:08 am

    Perfection! This is a lesson children will understand instantly. Adults? Not so much…

  • Anita March 27, 2015, 11:53 am

    This artwork and storytelling is so warm and full of personality! Everyone in our household is a fan of snail and caterpillar. So many great potential stories here!

  • Shakira Harris March 29, 2015, 1:21 am

    Kat Blaque and Chescaleigh, BRA. VO. We need books, movies, etc of ALL of this! To the point, adorable, brilliant, and relevant. Kudos to those ladies!