My Classic Hollywood And Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

I love old Hollywood studio films.  Sometimes it’s tough viewing and I have to shed my social justice cap in order to enjoy what is happening on-screen, but mostly it’s joyful. Read More My Classic Hollywood And Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Women, American GIs, and Modern Rape Culture

The hyper-misogynistic sexual exploitation of Asian women in American culture is one of the racist paradigms that can perhaps most easily be traced back to recent history. For this reason, I am always gobsmacked when people try to brush it off as merely “a preference.” Read More Asian Women, American GIs, and Modern Rape Culture

APA and Mental Health Month–Diagnosis: Silly

It’s double celebration time for Hello Kitty, with May recognizing Asian Pacific Heritage and Mental Health.  I am a second generation Chinese American married to a Japanese man, and I also wrestle with Bipolar II (specifically agitated anxiety) and ADHD, so it’s double the double whammy. Woo hoo. Here are my armchair diagnoses and recommendations for my fellow Asian Pacific Islander newsmakers. Read More APA and Mental Health Month–Diagnosis: Silly

Hello Kitty’s Film Recommendations: APA Heritage Month

Because it’s Asian Pacific Heritage month, and because I’m a film fanatic, here is a list, far from complete and a bit dated, of films I’ve viewed involving Asian Pacific culture. Read More Hello Kitty’s Film Recommendations: APA Heritage Month