When High School Musical 2 first came out, I vividly remember the moment I found out that Vanessa Hudgens was half-Filipino and ran up to my mother, almost beaming. It was the first moment I saw someone who looked exactly like me in popular American culture.
One Fil-Am icon is speaking about mental health and its intricate intersectionalities from culture to sexuality in this candid Q and A where it gets real. This is asienne‘s e-mail conversation with Rachel Leyco:
This is one British Asian’s POV after seeing Crazy Rich Asians the beginning of October. She’s late to the game but in her defense, the London premiere wasn’t until early September. This is a throwback to Crazy Rich from a British Asian perspective.
Looking for a thrill this Halloween weekend? Here’s something to watch (out for): At Your Own Risk. Read more below from this film review written by Syracuse film studies graduate, Cher Joy (cheracuse).
[previously published submission] This blog entry originally appeared on Katharine Chan’s blog here on October 11, 2018. | More on Katharine Chan: Chan is a first generation Chinese-Canadian. Her parents were born in Hong Kong and immigrated to Canada in the 1970s. She is a full-time working mother and she also runs a blog called Sum On Sleeve. This is her collaboration with asienne for our Mental Health Awareness Issue.
hello hello, asiennes! [cue 🎶Thunder🎶 by Imagine Dragons] we made it through #asianaugust! what a great time to be alive aaaaand be Asian! I never thought this day would come *sobs* 😩😭 if you’re someone like me who’s tried to hide her Asianness, raise your hand🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️ I SO wish we had all of these 12, 13 years ago! but I am tremendously happy for the young … Continue reading #asianaugust: part one–an editorial note
we’re very fortunate enough to have writer Maggie Wang contribute her perspective in this month’s issue with her very personal essay (divided into two parts) regarding her Asian, American, Asian-American and third culture kid experiences.
her thoughts on Crazy Rich Asians allowed her to connect it with her own intersectionally-lived Asian experience(s) and it is as heartfelt and poignant as the movie, itself.
feel free to give it a read and comment on the respective pages with links below 🤓
& if you’d like to submit your own review / commentary / thoughts on Crazy Rich, click here! ❤