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☆ sociologist of the people ☆ DEIB consultant @peoplisms ✍️ @reelinequality 🎤 #DisruptersPod ☆ rep'd by 📚 @sarahburnes, 🗣️ @outspokenagency (she/her/Dr.)
Mar 17, 2021 10 tweets 3 min read
Recirculating my piece on self-care and we-care for my Asian siblings hurting from the escalating Anti-Asian racism and violence. Love to you all. #StopAsianHate self.com/story/anti-asi… Here is a Chinese translation of my article on self-care in the midst of anti-Asian racism. #StopAsianHate mp.weixin.qq.com/s/ar7aRfhWaFGS…
Mar 16, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
Gemma Chan, Elle UK elle.com/uk/life-and-cu… Gemma Chan 😍
Mar 15, 2021 15 tweets 10 min read
Youn Yuh-jung nominated for Best Supporting Actress #OscarNoms Minari nominated for Best Score and Best Original Screenplay!!! #OscarNoms
Mar 14, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Love this! Inclusive hiking groups in Southern California and around the nation want to remove barriers in experiencing a connection with nature. latimes.com/travel/story/2… I love hiking but it is definitely not an inclusive activity. On a recent hike at Temescal Canyon, a white woman walked past me & said to her companions, “Whenever I see Asians...” and though I didn’t hear the rest, her comment put a damper on my birthday hike. 🥲
Jan 20, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
#Inauguration2021 looks as Boba, a thread

VP Kamala Harris FLOTUS Dr. Jill Biden
Jan 20, 2021 10 tweets 5 min read
Feels like I'm watching a royal wedding. #Inauguration2021 Love this! VP Kamala Harris and Michelle Obama #Inauguration2021
Nov 3, 2020 10 tweets 3 min read
To fortify ourselves on election day, here is a thread of Michelle Yeoh wielding swords.
Sep 9, 2020 42 tweets 17 min read
Life pretty much sucks so I'm going to do a thread of gorgeous Asians. Feel free to reply with images of the same so we celebrate some beauty today. (Will add more as the day goes on.) Dev Patel 🔥
Aug 22, 2020 7 tweets 3 min read
I doubt they confused the Jackie Chan (成龍) for Bruce Lee (李小龍) because they share the same character, 龍 (Dragon), in their Chinese names. In my quick edit, didn't mean to put "the" in front of Jackie Chan, lol. Both are great, but Bruce Lee's Asian American identity makes him more THE Bruce Lee for me.
Mar 18, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
The defense for calling coronavirus “Chinese” by claiming it blames the Chinese government, not Chinese Americans, ignores the racism that marks Asian Americans as foreign threats no matter their citizenship or generation. I am in self-quarantine primarily for public health. A secondary reason? Protecting my mental and physical health from heightened anti-Asian racism.
Jul 30, 2019 5 tweets 3 min read
I saw #OnceUponATimeinHollywood in a strange city & felt like everyone was laughing at me when they laughed at Bruce Lee. I can only imagine how it was for Shannon Lee, who said, “It was really uncomfortable to...listen to people laugh at my father.” thewrap.com/bruce-lee-daug… I had a meta moment of feeling like Bruce Lee watching ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ in the film ‘Dragon’ where everyone else was laughing but him. (Spoiler Alert) I also said, out loud, in the theater, “That’s not possible!” when Bruce was taken down by Cliff (played by Brad Pitt).
Jun 12, 2019 4 tweets 2 min read
Looking up the legendary women who played the mothers in The Joy Luck Club and their photos from their youth are 🔥! Here is France Nuyen. Here is the young Tsai Chin.
Mar 23, 2019 24 tweets 18 min read
At #Empower2019 @Kollaboration. Follow this thread for knowledge dropped by Asian Americans navigating creative industries like Hollywood! Things that matter for inclusive writer’s rooms:
* Showrunner who is open to suggestions
* Being a senior level writer
* If you are a lower level writer, have a senior level writer ally
@chinoiskai @Hanhonymous @shindotB
#EMPOWER2019
Jul 29, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
“Six Chinese guys made it off the Titanic alive, and 24 hours later were written out of the story. That wasn’t an accident. That was deliberate.” The documentary, “The Six” reclaims this untold story. scmp.com/culture/film-t… Too often, when I advocate for casting PoC in films, the naysayers rant about historical accuracy—that PoC didn’t exist in such and such event, time or place. But how many PoC stories, like six Chinese survivors of the Titanic, have been erased or untold?
May 26, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
This is what self-representation looks like. Hong Kong as a backdrop of beauty, not exoticism. A gorgeous mixture of modern of traditional elements. And Asian bodies centered as artists & citizens of their own land! And the fact that food is in 2 of these whimsical HK ballet vignettes: that’s authenticity! I wonder what kind of delectable soup or porridge is in that thermos. And menu items in the restaurant vignette: crab meat soup noodle? So hungry.