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Filipino American Filmmaker Marcos Durian’s Short ‘Fish Head’ Tells Us a Coming-of-Age Story We Need To Hear

I was recently invited by the short film Fish Head’s director and creator, Marcos Durian, to the screening which was a part of the Emerging Cinematographer Awards presented by the International Cinematographers Guild. As I enjoyed the other 9 short films presented at the event, I anxiously awaited Fish Head to come on. As I […]

What Really Happens During An Asian Holiday Celebration? Here Are 9 Christmas Tales

A few months ago, my ex-partner and I were planning our supposedly first holidays together. At one point he invited me to spend it with him and his family. Quickly, I thought, is this the part where I get to live in a Hallmark Christmas movie? (I haven’t seen any but I’d like to assume […]

Interracial Relationships: Bridging the Gaps Between Morals, Values, and Truths

To celebrate my resignation from my first full-time job after college, I booked a flight from the Philippines to Singapore. I brought one bag with me for a month-long stay. When I landed I realized how reckless my decision was. I had no idea what I was going to do there. I was 21 and […]

Rapper Turned Drama Queen: A Trip Down Awkwafina’s Music Memory Lane

Over the past year up until this point, Awkwafina has gone from rising in Ocean’s 8, sky-rocketing to a comedic powerhouse in Crazy Rich Asians, hosting Saturday Night Live, joining Jumanji: The Next Level and recently turning into an indie darling moving us in her dramatic role with The Farewell, one of the most praised […]

BRWNGRLZ: Dope Earring Company Created By A Brown Girl From The Bay Celebrates Women Of Color

The beauty and fashion industry has taken the next step in its trajectory, with emerging lines and brands catering to women of color and consumers of every ethnicity. Finally, our feeds are no longer stacked with white models alone. Today we get diverse selection, representative of the multicultural market we live in. To our fellow […]

Loreen’s Gotta Boogie Revisits Soul Train Dance And Breaks New Grounds

The Filipino American womxn lead film Loreen’s Gotta Boogie has been going around the film festival circuit recently from Newark International Film Festival, Lights On Festival, MECCAcon International Film Festival, and screenings at the International Black Film Festival on October 6 in Nashville, Tennessee. The film also won the Audience Choice Award at the International […]

Ada Chen’s Viral Jewelry Line Claps Back to Asian Fetishes And Stereotypes

When I saw this viral text message earring over my Instagram feed modeled by incredibly looking womxn with their aesthetically pleasing profiles, I assumed it was just another trend influencers have delved into. Like the new fad of jewelry and a simple accessory.  What I didn’t decipher was these particular earrings were calling out men […]