Culture · Television · Wear Your Voice Magazine

Where are all the South Asians in Dystopian Films and TV?

“What The 100 was telling me, on no uncertain terms, is that an ethnicity that makes up one of the Earth’s most populous regions did not survive into the far future. What in the actual fuck.

Stopped in my tracks, I started thinking about all the different dystopian stories I’ve watched over the years, to realize over and over again that South Asians often don’t exist in the future. We’ve been erased.”

For Wear Your Voice Mag, December 2016.

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The Gilmore Girls Revival Gets Real (But it is Still a Beautiful Escape From These Troubled Times)

“Haley Mlotek of The New York Times coined the phrase “emotional speculative fiction” to talk about Gilmore Girls, and that is still the best description of the show to date. As someone who doesn’t have a hometown, Stars Hollow has always offered me a special kind of comfort in imagining what it would be like to live and grow up in one place.” For Wear Your Voice Mag, November 2016.

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Showtime’s “Roadies” is a Dumpster Fire of Asian Stereotypes and Casual Racism

“What really started to gnaw at me as the episodes went on was the unbearable casualness of all this blatant, outright racism. This is 2016. Why is nobody vetting shows like Roadies? And what kind of bubble are these creators living in that they think it’s acceptable to use racial stereotypes as punchlines to jokes? Oh, how could I forget — that bubble is called white privilege.” For Wear Your Voice Mag, September 2016.

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Through Naz, the Man at the Core of ‘The Night Of,’ We See the U.S. Legal System’s Ugly Side

“HBO’s The Night Of gives Naz — and the rest of us — an education in reasonable doubt, presumed guilt, and a certain kind of brownness.” For Wear Your Voice Mag, September 2016.

Guest Posts · Television · Trauma · Wear Your Voice Magazine · Women

Why This Feminist Ended Her Game of Thrones Boycott — And Was Surprised by Season Six

“After Game of Thrones aired its first episodes of season six, I began to receive whispers from my own network of sparrows telling me that it was like an entirely new monster had been born, but this time a feminist beast had emerged. Apparently, women were taking center stage and there was far less gratuitous female nudity and no sexual violence of any kind on camera.” For Wear Your Voice Magazine, July 2017.