So I haven’t posted about this here - but offline, I’ve been telling everyone who will listen how much I LOVED the film @crazyrichasians.
Not just because it’s crazy funny, but it’s one of the few films I relate to on a deeply personal level - not only does it have an all-Asian cast, but it portrays Singaporean culture while tackling the experience of the Asian diaspora.
Seeing films likes this opens young people of diverse background up to possibility. Please go support films like this! Because films where a diverse cast such as this are shown in roles of power and desirability show young Asian-Americans that being who they are is enough, that they can be comfortable in their own skins - that their body, their face, is enough.
The first time I saw an Asian woman in a leading role on TV (when I was 17 years old) was the first time I even considered a career in acting to be a possibility. Prior to that I had a misconception that to be portrayed in media, you had to look a certain way, and that was not like me. . .
I’m not the only one with this experience, and being a part of a new media landscape where I am more welcome and see people of all kinds making waves has been such a gratifying and thrilling experience so far, and I wouldn’t give it up for anything in the world. 💛
Look at the stars
Look how they shine for you
And everything you do
Yeah, they were all yellow 🌟