This Black Hermione Fan Art Has The Internet Going Crazy & It Proves That Representation Matters

Hermione Granger has always been a role model for young women. She’s smart, she’s kind and she was responsible for keeping Harry Potter in line for seven books. So many of us looked up to Hermione and now, thanks to one Twitter user, even more young girls can see themselves in Hogwarts' heroine. 

Sophia (@peaceofseoul) created a piece of fan art depicting Hermione as a black girl, carrying her many Hogwarts books, and even wearing a SPEW badge. (Hardcore fans of the Harry Potter series will remember that SPEW aka the Society for the Promotion of Elvish Welfare, was a social movement Hermione started in the fourth book.)