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Aug 11, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Zen Cho’s Sorcerer to the Crown -A Fantasy Novel Blend of Jane Austen, Magic, POC, Feminism, & Malaysian Culture

Zen Cho’s Sorcerer to the Crown -A Fantasy Novel Blend of Jane Austen, Magic, POC, Feminism, & Malaysian Culture

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 

When I read Zen Cho’s work Sorcerer to the Crown, I expected a fun fantasy romp with a Victorian style of writing. The characters engaged in periodic intrigue, matchmaking, and magical hi-jinks.

I didn’t expect a lovable Malaysian female mentor,(move aside, Merlin), a half-Indian/badass female lead, a POC sorcerer … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Rupi Kaur’s “Milk and Honey” – The Instapoet’s Journey

Rupi Kaur’s “Milk and Honey” – The Instapoet’s Journey

posted by Sophia Whittemore

Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur


 
By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 
Poet Rupi Kaur is only 24 years old, and she’s already spent a year on the NYT Best Sellers list with her book of poetry Milk and Honey. She’s going on global poetry tours. She’s changing lives with her words. With the gritty subject matter … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Mar 23, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Thinx CEO Miki Agrawal Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Thinx CEO Miki Agrawal Accused Of Sexual Harassment

posted by Adhiti Bandlamudi
Thinx

Photo by Owlin Aolin

Thinx, a company which specializes in creating undergarments for women on their periods, has run into some trouble with their former CEO.

Chelsea Leibow, a former Thinx employee, filed a complaint with the City of New York Commission on Human Rights against former CEO Miki Agrawal. The complaint asserts that … Read more

Blogs

Men of Color and Feminism

posted by Sudip Bhattacharya
Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth

By Sudip Bhattacharya

“I have ploughed, and planted, and gathered into barns and no man could head me! And ain’t I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man—when I could get it—and bear the lash as well! And ain’t I a woman? I have borne thirteen … Read more

Campus

Feb 26, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Columbia Spectator: Students Respond to Hateful Bigoted Comments

Columbia Spectator: Students Respond to Hateful Bigoted Comments

posted by Randall

Colubmia SewaAn article on transnational feminism in the Sikh community on campus in the Columbia University student newspaper has triggered a hateful and bigoted response from anonymous students.

The panel was organized by CU Sewa, a group dedicated to the Sikh tradition of selfless service, according to the Columbia Spectator.

“Campus rape is basically regret … Read more

Blogs

Jul 31, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on NDTV: Boss Wife Ad Stirs Debate

NDTV: Boss Wife Ad Stirs Debate

posted by Randall

smartphone adAn ad airing on television in India is sparking arguments about whether it advances the cause for women, reports NDTV

The ad for a new smart phone portrays a boss telling her employee he has to get the project done. When the employee tells her that’s impossible, she replies that not getting it done is … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 9, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Bustle: The young woman behind #NotYourAsianSidekick. @suey_park

Bustle: The young woman behind #NotYourAsianSidekick. @suey_park

posted by Randall

Suey ParkActivist Suey Park has made it a habit of late of taking it to Twitter to prod, provoke and participate.

The 23-year old Korean American from Colorado State University has a way of rallying those who agree with her, challenging those who disagree with her and, in so doing, generating the difficult conversations people often … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 17, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Can the #NotYourAsianSidekick hashtag turn into a movement?

Can the #NotYourAsianSidekick hashtag turn into a movement?

posted by Randall

 

#NotYourAsianSidekick is no longer just a hashtag, it’s also a website and 18 Million Rising hopes to turn it into a whole lot more.

Freelance writer Suey Park who created the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 10, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Two of the hottest Asian American comedians on TV happen to be #Indian American

Two of the hottest Asian American comedians on TV happen to be #Indian American

posted by Randall

Mindy KalingThere aren’t many Asian American comedians on television, but two of the hottest happen to be Indian American–Kunal Nayyar, who plays Raj Koothrappali on The Big Bang Theory and Mindy Kaling of the Mindy Project.

There are many reasons to love Mindy Kaling.

But if you’re a feminist, whether a man or a woman, there … Read more

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