Identity

Top 5 Things AAPI Millennials Want the Presidential Candidates to Understand

Top 5 Things AAPI Millennials Want the Presidential Candidates to Understand

AAPIs have been straight killing it this year with social media activism. From #BeingAsian to #StarringConstanceWu to #BrownAsiansExist, we have made our voices loud and clear. We not only want representation, we are DEMANDING it. Furthermore, we want our voices both heard AND listened to. 

Finding Culture in Family Recipes

Finding Culture in Family Recipes

Many millennials with similar backgrounds like myself are born in America and grew up speaking English as their native language, so we hold onto our culture through food. It is often one of our earliest introductions to our roots, a way of coming into our cultural identities. Although food is not the only way I try to stay culturally connected to my Asian identity, it is often the most accessible.

Mu Yun of We, Ceremony Talks AAPI Identity and Collaboration

Mu Yun of We, Ceremony Talks AAPI Identity and Collaboration

I found my “Ann Perkins” of social justice in two amazing individuals. The conversation flowed effortlesslywe talked about intersectionality, feminism, the voices of people of color in activismtopics that I care deeply about.

Unbreakable - we’re people too, damn it!

Unbreakable - we’re people too, damn it!

Some recent examples of being #whitewashedOut are seen in the films Ghost in the Shell, Doctor Strange, and Dragonball: Evolution. They have casted white actors in Asian roles, and in the case of Ghost in the Shell, they went one step further by testing CGI effects that would make actress Scarlett Johansson look Asian. In other words, modern day yellowface.