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.
Twitch streamer Lisa Vannatta, also known as STPeach, and her boyfriend Jay are about to get married.
Vanatta broke the news in an Instagram post earlier this week, sharing a picture of themselves by the coast with the caption, “I get to marry my best friend.”
William Marutani, a Japanese-American lawyer from Kent, Washington, is not exactly a household name.
But if walls from one courtroom half a century ago could talk, they would have named him as one of the forerunners of interracial marriage.
Editor’s Note: Sincere Parks originally posted this piece on her FaceBook; it has been republished with permission. The views expressed in this piece are solely her own.
*tap tap* POC, specifically Asian men for the purpose of this article, y’all ok?
“You’re a shame to your race.”
“Race traitors will be the first ones to be shot on the Day of Judgement.”
A 48-year-old American divorcee, who is reportedly homeless and broke, captured the heart of a Thai woman half his age, albeit at a price he might not be able to afford in the long run.
The story of David Toborowsky and Chanoknat Angel Suwan was recently featured in the episode “Welcome to Real Life” of the TLC reality show about international romances called “90 Day Fiance”.
Lisa Vannatta, perhaps better known by her gamer handle STPeach, is no stranger to attention online; with 455,540 Twitch followers, 385,000 Instagram followers, 108,000 Twitter followers, 34,958 YouTube subscribers, and 18,378 subreddit readers, she manages her personal brand as a video game streamer with the finesse only a professional could handle.
Of course, with all the attention comes the occasional hater or two — especially when she posts photos of herself with her boyfriend, Jay.
When I first published 25 Stunning Photos of Western Women & Asian Men Who Got Married in April 2017, I never expected this first collection of photos — showcasing the diverse beauty of AMWF couples around the world — would touch so many people. In particular, I was moved to see so many couples responding by sharing their own stunning photos with me, from weddings to more glamorous pre-wedding shots.
That’s when I realized this wasn’t just a post, but potentially a series. So I put out a call for photos and, incredibly, so many couples offered to share — not only pictures, but also their stories. Many thanks to you all for being a part of this post for June 2017.
It’s no secret that Asian males are constantly emasculated when it comes to mainstream media — they’re usually portrayed as nerds or martial artists at best.
Even when they do get lead roles like Jet Li in “Romeo Must Die” or Chow Yun-Fat in “The Replacement Killers”, they don’t get intimate with the lead actresses like white actors often do. Acclaimed Asian-American actor Aki Aleong once noted that after being in the business for 60 years, he had never kissed a girl onscreen.