Ruby Veridiano nurtures young women of color to challenge the fashion world and what it means to be beautiful, especially for Asian Americans. Amazing workshops!! I wish I could participate!
2 - PSY and the Acceptable Asian Man
PSY is the Korean pop star who wrote the song Gangnam Style that mainstream US has caught on. Very interesting article about how Asian pop stars are having trouble breaking into mainstream US music (hint, it's because of the Asian stereotypes/caricatures in American society).
3 - ChristianMuslim
Check out this music video for "ChristianMuslim," written, recorded and performed by Jason Chu and Rah Zemos. It's a really cool hand-drawn stop-motion animation piece speaking out against violence and bloodshed between people who "believe that we're all God's children".
4 - Refusing to Date Asian Men
Essay by Kathy Zhang '11 on the Patriarchy in US society and how stereotyping of Asians as feminine and non-sexual came from the need to suppress the minorities to uphold the dominance of white supremacy. An excellent read.
5 - Islamic History and Women You Never Hear Of
Kahula bint Azwar is the legendary woman you've never heard of. My new heroine!!
6 - PSY's Gangnam Style and what it ACTUALLY means
Analysis of PSY's hit song and putting it into context of Korean history. Excellent read.
7 - Citation Needed by allmypenguins
Article on how China isn't as suppressed as you think it is.