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.…

[JttW #45] Decolonial Love: Swipe Left On Internalized Racism

By Sen Tien We unpack "A Very Offensive Rom-Com", an episode of NPR's Invisibilia podcast with special guest, Maka (@_fakeMT). -- "A Very Offensive Rom-Com" (NPR): https://www.npr.org/2019/04/04/709948132/a-very-offensive-rom-com Breaking the ‘girl code’ and internalized racism (Vi Nguyen): https://www.aprilmag.com/2018/10/10/breaking-the-girl-code-and-internalized-racism/ White Sexual Imperialism: A Theory of Asian Feminist Jurisprudence (Sunny Woan): https://scholarlycommons.law.wlu.edu/crsj/vol14/iss2/5/ https://youtu.be/TNxT0MTwBoI

[JttW #44] Orientalism

By Sen Tien We expand upon Orientalism as not just a series of racist stereotypes but a structural arm of white supremacy. This includes feminization of Asia through colonialism and mass media. Sources & Shoutouts: I’m A Filipina USC Graduate — Stop Associating Students of Color with the College Bribery Scam (Medium): https://link.medium.com/MwQiEssOpV Joe Wong Wants Asian…

Examining Agency in Racial Preferences and Endorsements of Negative Stereotypes Across Sexualities (Part 2)

(15 min read) Toxic White Masculinity Of course, when scrutinizing the Asian women who ignore the marginalization of Asian men, it is also critical to examine the behaviors from the opposite side, as there are problematic behaviors and mentalities that are propagated and adopted by a number of men in online spaces. Nowhere is this…

Examining Agency in Racial Preferences and Endorsements of Negative Stereotypes Across Sexualities (Part 1)

(10 min read) An article by Tria Chang recently surfaced on the Huffington Post, where she expresses her frustrations and disappointment with the prevalence of white male-Asian female relationships and how they are rooted in fetishization, violence, and colonization¹. In it, she details her experiences with being romantically involved with non-Asian men (though it would…

Oculus (Part 1)

Holding an Ontological Mirror Up to The Model Minority (16 min read) “Dokkaebi are legendary creatures from Korean mythology and folklore.  Dokkaebi, also known as Korean goblins, possess extraordinary powers and abilities that are used to interact with humans, at times playing tricks on them and at times helping them.  Most Korean legends have Dokkaebi…