Television · Wear Your Voice Magazine

No Thank You, Apu — Don’t Come Again

More importantly, how do we begin to undo the damage that the Apu stereotype has caused for millions of Desis not just in America, but around the world? And if it’s generally accepted that blackface is inappropriate and racist, then why the hell is Apu still a thing?

Horror · Television · Wear Your Voice Magazine

“Stranger Things 2” is a Working Example of Allyship

“In spite of this being a terrifying monster story and a cautionary tale about messing with the very fabric of our time and space, Stranger Things 2 was far more life-affirming and by the end worlds less bleak than its predecessor.” For Wear Your Voice Mag, November 2017.

Television · Wear Your Voice Magazine

The Casting of A New ‘Doctor Who’ Is A Victory For White Women And Not Much Else

“I’m sure Jodie Whittaker will be great as The Doctor, but this was still quite the lost opportunity for some much-needed color representation in a franchise that has only recently been diversifying its main actors.” For Wear Your Voice Magazine, July 2017.

Television · Third Culture Kids · Wear Your Voice Magazine · Women

Black and Brown Sisters Are Doing Visual Media For Themselves

“When the dominant visual media paradigm is one of hegemonic whiteness, there are a limited number of choices for women of color. Submit yourself to the hegemony and take whatever scraps casting agents, directors, producers throw at you even if they might be problematic. Or, smash that shit and begin carving out your own space. More and more black and brown women are choosing the latter, and it is glorious.” For Wear Your Voice Mag, June 2017.

Politics · Television · Third Culture Kids · Wear Your Voice Magazine

Hasan Minhaj’s “Homecoming King” and the Audacity of Equality

“Hasan Minhaj’s eloquence and ability to reflect on micro and macro levels is so inspiring. I feel transformed for the better after spending an hour and change with him and his epic storytelling abilities.” For Wear Your Voice Magazine, June 2017.