Ep. 27: Trauma-free Language School
Kate went on a road trip with her boyfriend, Yoko is thinking about going on a staycation.
Our guest this episode is Fei Liu, researcher in residence at NEW INC. We talk about how she saw whiteness as Asian Americans after moving to the US from Harbin, China at age 6; how she grew interested in the intersection of art and activism after living in China after graduating from college; filial piety; and our shared traumas from going to weekend language school.
Plus, we got a couple listener emails! Thank you for writing us, Lyna and Grace ❤️
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Kate’s model minority is Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend, and Rich People Problems; the first of which is going to be made into a movie starring a stacked cast of Asian actors. We both think the book is cheesy AF, but we’re both so excited for the movie. Trailer here!
Yoko’s model minority is Kelly Marie Tran, aka Rose in the newest Star Wars Movie: The Last Jedi. Check out this GQ interview where she talks chasing roles that tell the stories she wants to tell.