Highsnobiety: Naomi Osaka Is Ready to Go Supernova
↳ Ahead of the 2020 US Open, I profiled Naomi Osaka for Highsnobiety’s FRONTPAGE cover story (it was also my first digital cover story!). We talked about the pressures of being a top-tier tennis player, her love for Naruto, and how she is figuring out who she is beyond the court.
Bustle: How Claudia Kishi Inspired A Generation Of Asian American Writers
↳ “Growing up knowing that she was a person on the page who could be me meant the world.”
NBC News: “Crazy Rich Asians” success has Hollywood scrambling for similar Asian-centric stories
↳ “When a movie with all Asian leads brings up $35 million in the first week, executives sit up and take notice.”
Oprah.com: The Co-Hosts Of The Real Changed Television For Women of Color
↳ Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, and Tamera Mowry-Housley want you to feel seen.
Character Media (formerly KORE Magazine): A Generation of Young Asian American Producers Are Transforming EDM
↳ “It’s like, ‘We don’t see a lot of people who look like us,’ or ‘this music is not accepted, so we’re going to make our own scene.'”
BuzzFeed News: The Unstoppable Awkwafina
↳ “What would you do to get out of Queens? What would you do to have a better life?” After years of hustle, Ocean’s 8 and Crazy Rich Asians actor Awkwafina is bound for superstardom.
BuzzFeed News: Asian-American Women In Hollywood Say It’s Twice As Hard For Them To Say #MeToo
↳ Harvey Weinstein’s fall from power may have opened the floodgates in Hollywood, but Asian-American actors and producers say a lack of representation makes it harder for them to speak up.
BuzzFeed News: “The Joy Luck Club” Is The Movie You Needed, And It Almost Never Happened
↳ The Joy Luck Club remains the only Hollywood film to feature a majority Asian-American cast. Now, those behind the 1993 tearjerker tell BuzzFeed News how they pulled off the movie no one thought possible.
BuzzFeed News: Meet “Wonder Woman” Director Patty Jenkins — Again
↳ After a 14-year gap in her moviemaking career, Patty Jenkins is back with a film about one of the most iconic superheroes of all time.
BuzzFeed News: A Pattern Of Abuse: How Kevin Spacey Used The Closet To Silence His Victims
↳ Three new accusers shed light on the Oscar winner’s history of abuse. “Being closeted has … enabled him to use this privacy claim as a shield,” one of the men told BuzzFeed News.
BuzzFeed News: As Hollywood Finally Addresses Its Pay Gap, Trans Actors Still Struggle To Find Work
↳ “There was never a moment where somebody was advocating for me to get a higher wage.”