I was interviewed and was quoted in a recently published article by Crystal Paul of the Seattle Times. The article focused on Bruce Lee’s legacy and the continuing struggle for Asian American representation in the media today. I talked about the role of small, community festivals such as Diwa and SEAxSEA in amplifying community voices and bridging homeland and diaspora.
While I do agree the representation in the mainstream media is important, smaller, community-level venues are just as important in not only acting as safe spaces to grow and cultivate talents, but also to ground representation to the community and the issues it faces until today.
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