Image Comics Doesn’t Want Joshua Luna To Talk About Racism

(5 min read) When we tell our own stories, we’re told they’re not “relatable”. Relatable to whom? Joshua Luna is one half of the Luna Brothers — a duo responsible for writing and illustrating best-selling comics Ultra, Girls, and The Sword — and the creator of Whispers. But he’s also known for making more openly…

To My Fellow Gen Z Asians

(9 min read time) Generation (n.): All of the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively The production or creation of something Generation Z: Those born around 1995 and onwards As a Los Angeles native, I really felt the recent passing of local hip hop artist and community activist Nipsey Hussle.…

Racist Love in 2018: My Experiences with Asian American Activism

(10 min read time)   It all began with an Asian American Fiction class. A young Korean American college student, I eagerly awaited my first-ever Asian American Studies course. Class-required readings included very representative and completely unproblematic Asian American classics such as Amy Tan’s Joy Luck Club and Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You.…

As An Asian American Man

(7 min read) By Albert Joon-Ho Hur ProAsian Voice launched the #AsianLove campaign to normalize Asians loving ourselves and each other on an international stage. Its success shows that internalized racism is going out of style. But as we make progress, those who resist it start feeling anxious. I heard today that Celeste Ng, who said…

California Film Tax Credit Bill

(1 min read) Call to Action: The Asian Pacific Islander Caucus in California has worked to pass a bill (Senate Bill No. 871 Chapter 54) that aims to decrease whitewashing historically rampant in Hollywood. Roles and characters specifically meant for Asian Americans are often re-cast and given to white actors. Recent examples of this are…

#AsianLove Campaign

(2 min read) Calling all Asians! Let's celebrate ourselves and each other. In Western media, Asians have poor representation, if any at all. We are often used as background characters, stuck playing the sidekick, or shown as submissive partners for white people. But instead of waiting to see ourselves in Hollywood, why not represent ourselves?…