Naomi Osaka Docuseries Review: Redefining The Definition of a Tennis Champ

Tennis superstar, activist, sister, designer, badass: Haitain-Japanese American Naomi Osaka has expanded what it means to be a tennis pro. Osaka serves intentionally into her public and private lives which is what makes her a wonderful activist. Every choice 23-year-old Osaka makes seems to revolutionize tennis. Her eponymous three part Netflix docuseries gave more insight […]

“Where Are You From?”: Investigating the Psychological Origins of Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

Please donate to if you are financially able. As I read each anti-Asain hate crime, I can’t help but ask myself “why?”–each one adding to the stack of violence against people with my skin tone. Comprehending why these hate crimes are happening is just as important as taking action. I know I have been […]

There’s A Disconnect: Unsolicited Advice About Navigating The Uptick in Screen Time

Like many, my whole life became pixelated once COVID-19 took over the globe. As the virus marches on to the beat of “I’m sorry, can you hear me?,” it is imperative we address our collective online etiquette. With extreme platforms on the rise like Parler, it seems like the miscommunication chasm of the internet increases […]

Indie Pop Singer-Songwriter Annie Scherer Drops New Single “After Rain”

photo credit: Sherry Kocienski Up-and-coming indie pop musician Annie Scherer is definitely one to watch. Her voice is velvety smooth and full of depth and character. She wrote and produced her single After Rain, with help from Aidan Sloppy on mixing and mastering. After Rain is an indie pop power ballad about embracing the vulnerability […]

Asian-American Pop Production Duo Goldlove releases new single, “Drug”

Goldlove is a pop production duo made up of twin sisters based in New York City. With over 10 years of musical experience spanning from classical composition to production, they have developed an eclectic sound inspired by pop, alternative, and country/folk genres. Since starting their careers producing for other recording artists, Goldlove has worked with […]

The ‘QUEENS’ Web Series Proves to be a Hilarious Portrait of Asian American Millennials

As a Queens, New York native, I jumped at the chance to review the comedy series QUEENS for the YLWRNGR blog. Directed by Nicole Gomez Fisher and created by Cindy Chu, QUEENS is a fresh, hilarious show that pays homage to my favorite borough with vibrancy and care. Following the Asian American best friend trio […]

Woman covering her mouth with a bandana staring out the window during the coronavirus lockdown

Pandemic Viewpoints: How Asian Women Around the World Have Been Dealing with Their Mental Health

by Marj Ostani and Isa Almazan As of writing, the death toll for COVID-19 has hit over 200,000. It’s the cold hard truth among many that the pandemic has had our world facing. With most nations on shut down, we find many economies deteriorating and government institutions struggling to aid the gaps in the medical […]

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 […]