spotlight: jackie dallas at long beach comic con

Sept. 8th–Long Beach, CA., Most people may know Jackie Dallas as Jen from the first season of the (now) hit Netflix series, Stranger Things––but what many people may not know is that, Jackie’s not just an actress, she’s actually a “real-life” doctor too IRL.

At the recent Long Beach Comic Con was the panel called Geekfest Presents “Women of SciFi“, Dallas was joined by Yellow Power Ranger, Nakia Burrise (Atypical) and certified Trekkie, Michelle Specht (Star Trek Continues) as they talked all things geeky women and sci-fi.

Here is asienne‘s coverage of Jackie’s answers from the panel as well as two bonus questions in the end.

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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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