Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is in less than a month and what better way to celebrate that than pay homage to our elders with watching a film like Netflix’s Tigertail? (And if you’re brave enough, maybe even watch it with them?) While there isn’t just one universal Asian experience, Tigertail seems to touch on a lot of topics that resonate across Asian cultures. Have you ever wondered how the daughters of the Asian diaspora view Tigertail? In this commentary panel, four women of Asian descent with vastly different backgrounds talk culture, stereotypes, Asian parents, Asian dads, effects of immigration, and feelings on Netflix’s Tigertail.
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.
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.