In honor of Women’s History Month, here is a list of some of the most epic, bad-ass, trail-blazing, modern Asian American women out there.
Not only are these Asian American women powerhouses in their own right, but they also have some incredible stories of survival that everyone can relate and learn something from:
“Legacies” star Olivia Liang has landed the starring role in the reboot of the 1970s hit TV show “Kung Fu.”
Inspired by the show created by Ed Spielman, the reboot will be penned by television writer Christina M. Kim (“Lost,” “NCIS Los Angeles”). With Liang as the female lead, the new show from the CW promises an exciting new take on the original series, reported Deadline.
A sample stand worker at a Costco in Issaquah, Washington allegedly turned an Asian American child away on the suspicion that he was “from China” and might infect her with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
The 8-year-old boy, who was out with his parents on Sunday, wore a face mask after learning about the virus and seeing other children at school wear it.
Editor’s Note: Andrew Yang has announced his presidential bid for 2020. The views expressed in this piece are solely his own.
When Benny, the founder and CEO of NextShark, reached out to me and asked me to write a piece for him on why I’m running for President, I was excited for a few reasons.
Asian women who immigrate to the U.S. may be more likely to develop breast cancer than Asian American women, according to a new study.
The finding contradicts research in previous decades, which revealed that U.S. women had higher breast cancer rates than their counterparts abroad.
Two Asian-Americans have advanced to the finals of the spin-off show “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” – Filipino-American singer Angelica Hale and Canadian-American magician Shin Lim, according to AsAm News.
I’ve never liked small talk with strangers, not because I’m an introvert, but because as an Asian person there are always the same inane questions people insist on asking to start a conversation.
From “you don’t look American so where are you really from?” to “have you ever been to North Korea?” — I’ve heard it all to the point that none of these questions amuse or annoy me anymore, I’m too tired to even react to them because they simply bore me.
A Twitter user with a female Asian profile picture made some shocking allegations against a Papa John’s pizza joint manager over the weekend, sparking furor online.
Upon digging by internet sleuths, however, it was later uncovered that the entire controversy was nothing but a hoax, designed to exploit cultural and racial tensions for retweets.
Two documentaries directed by Asian-American filmmakers have been nominated for the 2019 Academy Awards for Best Documentary (Feature): Bing Liu’s “Minding the Gap” and Jimmy Chin’s “Free Solo,” which is also co-directed by his wife Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi.
“Free Solo” follows world renowned free solo climber Alex Honnold as he attempts to fulfill his wish to climb El Capitan, the 3,000-foot granite rock in Yosemite National Park, in June 2017, AsAm News reported. He became the only athlete to ever make the treacherous ascent without any ropes or safety equipment.
Among the eight politicians who have confirmed their bid to run for the 2020 United States presidential election so far are three Asia American Pacific Islanders.
Meet the presidential hopefuls:
I don’t care who you are or what you look like as an adult, we’ve all had an ugly phase at some point in our lives and celebrities are no exception.
If you’re still waiting for your glow up, don’t worry, there’s still hope for us all. Just check out what your favorite Asian celebs used to look like as children.
When it comes to entertainment, I believe we’re all subconsciously searching for characters or plot lines we can relate to — something you can watch and say to yourself, “that’s so me.” Whether I was explicitly aware of this or not at the time, I was craving this relatability even as a child. Perhaps this is why I felt a certain level of discomfort towards the live-action sitcoms or romcoms my white friends were so drawn to. And perhaps this is why I always turned to animation and cartoons for comfort instead.
In animation, there were no expectations of characters that resembled myself; after all, what could anyone, regardless of race, possibly have in common with a sponge living in the ocean or a magical dog?