This is Purl.

Purl is the star of Pixar’s latest short movie, in which she plays herself, telling the story of equality, inclusion and diversity.

The movie follows Purl on her first day working at B.R.O capital. She arrives super excited and optimistic about her new job, and dying to meet her colleagues and new friends. Sadly, she quickly realises she doesn’t fit in with the crew of suited, white, male sports fans and is faced with the decision to either change who she is to fit in, or stand her ground and be left out.

The movie shows that becoming the “first” of anything in a group is challenging, no matter whether its based on gender, ethnicity, sexuality, disability or race. Whilst people may not always be blatantly horrible, we tend to stick with what we know and understand, so to be the first, and to win people’s acceptance takes great bravery.

The film, which was made by Kristen Lester, is based on her own experience. In a behind the scenes clip, she said “My first job, I was the only woman in the room. So in order to do the thing I loved, I sort of became one of the guys.”

Watch the movie for yourself, and fall in love with Purl here…

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