Tired of being ‘fetishized and invisible,’ Asian artists are changing the narrative

In much of Western art, Asian women have often appeared as one-dimensional characters — sometimes seen as meek and docile, and at other times hypersexualized and exoticized. But such portrayals fail to show individuals coming from a myriad of cultural backgrounds, their identities rooted in distinctly different countries and histories. “Wonder Women,” a new exhibitionContinue reading “Tired of being ‘fetishized and invisible,’ Asian artists are changing the narrative”

Video Games Are Lagging Behind In South Asian Representation

Entertainment mediums in the West are introducing likable South Asian protagonists into fiction–slightly steering away from its history of brownface casting and becoming more inclusive of South Asian storytellers. Although Squid Game’s Ali Abdul and Midnight Mass’ Sheriff Hassan weren’t the main characters of their respective stories, they were unapologetically brown, purposeful, and supported byContinue reading “Video Games Are Lagging Behind In South Asian Representation”

The difference between diversity hiring and a ‘diversity hire’

Hiring for diversity is a priority for most organizations. Social justice issues, national attention, and accountability from Fortune Magazine (and subsequently, the coveted Fortune 500 list) has brought diversity and inclusion to the spotlight. But how exactly does one attract and hire diverse candidates? The answer would seem to be straightforward, but there’s a hiddenContinue reading “The difference between diversity hiring and a ‘diversity hire’”

Karen Lee – Building communities, amplifying Asian women’s voices and making Forbes’ 30 under 30

Senior Community Manager for Respawn Entertainment Karen Lee is an honoree in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 – Games list for 2022. After graduating from the UBC Sauder School of Business with a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, Lee turned her love for video games into a career in community management and development for some ofContinue reading “Karen Lee – Building communities, amplifying Asian women’s voices and making Forbes’ 30 under 30”

Asian Women in Games: Iris Zhang

This week, we speak to Iris Zhang—a high school teacher turned engineer! The gaming industry is not always an easy place to grow, but she shares her experiences on progressing through it both as an engineer and now as a manager. Read on to learn more about her time bringing Champions to life on League of Legends—and her hectic family zoom calls!

FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH – Highlighting our Filipino members!

I’m a Filipina-American born and raised in New York, currently residing in Montreal, Canada. Both of my parents are from the Philippines (Central Luzon, to be exact), which is north of Manila. I’ve been in the gaming space since 2016 as a twitch streamer, streaming Dark Souls, but have been gaming since I was veryContinue reading “FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH – Highlighting our Filipino members!”

HOW DID THE “STOP ASIAN / AAPI HATE” MOVEMENTS CHANGE YOU?

We asked our Discord members how the Stop Asian Hate / Stop AAPI Hate movements resonated with them and how it changed them.Here is what they told us: “It was scary that it had to be a thing. I was terrified and sad that my parents had to warn my younger brother who is atContinue reading “HOW DID THE “STOP ASIAN / AAPI HATE” MOVEMENTS CHANGE YOU?”