The fight for media representation has become one of the most prominent rallying cries among Asian Americans. But if we wish to subvert White hegemony, we must step away from the imitation of Whiteness’ exploitation of Blackness.
Michael Derrick Hudson is coming under tremendous fire for using an Asian pseudonymn to get his poetry published. Ken Chen and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop have a powerful hashtag. Plus, the sister of the real Yi-Fen Chou speaks her peace.
We talked to the outspoken, Desi breakout star of Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money” video about being Internet famous, her new beauty column and why cultural appropriation bothers her so damn much.