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Grandma’s On The Roof and She Won’t Come Down

NOTE: We usually have a resident film reviewer, the ever-lovely Cher, but this time around, I decided on writing this up to tell you a story – my story. Anna here, founder of asienne and here’s my personal take on The Farewell. More on expanded author’s notes below. WARNING: A FEW MINOR SPOILERS (not a sponsored post) Continue reading “Grandma’s On The Roof and She Won’t Come Down”

crazy rich essays: a Chinese POV

dear asiennes,

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! ❤

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i. crazy privileged asians: a Chinese perspective

Written By: Margaret Rena Wang

 

By now you’ve probably heard these following sayings: 1) how could we have let a quarter of a century (literally a whole generation) go by without a production featuring a majority Asian cast (true to proper representation) on screen?

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ii. stewarding crazy privileges

Written By: Margaret Rena Wang

 

Growing up, I benefited from my parents’ insane hustle to deliver take-out while earning a Ph.D. and post-doctorate at the same time. I was able to have more guidance with my schoolwork to succeed in AP classes and high school extracurriculars because my parents had professional jobs. I also had the luxury of time and being paid attention to with more than just my survival needs.

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