Fic Collage: Sixth Period

It was frustrating every time I tried to take a look at him, because I knew his attention was fixed on another set of eyes that weren't mine. I knew I was being jealous, but a part of me felt I had every right to; Ezra was the best person I knew, and best is …

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Strain of Thought: The Asian Female Mutants of X-Men Deserve Better

Having just had a mini-marathon of most of the X-Men films (minus the Wolverine movies, idk for some reason I can’t care for them? Sorry Hugh Jackman), there is something that I need to address and it’s been bothering me for the longest time. It’s not even super important to a lot of people and …

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Asian Representation in Orange is the New Black

Wrote this episode review for my Performance and Media class, focusing on the nature of Asian tropes and stereotypes presented in the Netflix series Orange is the New Black. In Netflix’s original series Orange is the New Black, one of the smaller characters is an elderly Asian inmate named Chang. On the surface, like many …

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“Fine” China?: What’s wrong with Yellow Fever and the Fetishization of Asian Women

Here’s an old portfolio addition – this was the first piece I wrote for UC Berkeley’s Hardboiled Newsmagazine for the Spring 2015 issue, which focuses on stories and issues and significant to the Asian/Pacific Islander community. In this commentary I wanted to touch on the stereotypes that contribute to the frequent sexualized misrepresentation of Asian …

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