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”

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’”

TO ALL THE WHITE BOYS I’VE DATED BEFORE – by Sylvia Hong for Vogue

One Vogue staffer reflects on her dating experiences as an East Asian woman. So-called “yellow fever” is real, discreet and imbued in our collective consciousness. Some people may see no harm in a man who dabbled for a couple of years in Final Fantasy, orders Thai food at least once a week on Deliveroo, and has a penchantContinue reading “TO ALL THE WHITE BOYS I’VE DATED BEFORE – by Sylvia Hong for Vogue”

ASIAN AMERICAN GAME DEVELOPERS ARE DREAMING OF THEIR OWN MINARI MOMENT – by Matt T. M. Kim for IGN

A few years ago, a story about Asian representation and Asian developers in video games might not have warranted much thought. But the story of Asians in America has always included other people believing the Asian identity is a simple one. What’s become clear recently, however, is that it’s a time for self-reflection in theContinue reading “ASIAN AMERICAN GAME DEVELOPERS ARE DREAMING OF THEIR OWN MINARI MOMENT – by Matt T. M. Kim for IGN”

THE ASIAN WOMEN REPRESENTATION IN FOR HONOR – by Marion Mỹ Anh Baxerres

The representation of Asian people and the representation of women are both vast and complex topics to explore. Working on the game For Honor when I wrote this article, a year and a half ago, I found in the Samurai and Wu Lin factions a representation of Asian women that I liked. The article dives into how AsianContinue reading “THE ASIAN WOMEN REPRESENTATION IN FOR HONOR – by Marion Mỹ Anh Baxerres”