Episode Seven – Crazy Rich Asians and Why it Matters ft. Asian_Soph

Today we have a very special episode! Asian_Soph is the very first guest on Some Kind of Brown and we're talking about Crazy Rich Asians and the importance of representation. We had an amazing conversation about the impact of Crazy Rich Asians and the life it's breathed into the Asian-American community. This movie is the … Continue reading Episode Seven – Crazy Rich Asians and Why it Matters ft. Asian_Soph

Episode Five – Casting Dilemmas and Anna Diop Starfire Controversy

When I saw all the hatred directed at Anna Diop and the sheer madness surrounding the announcement of her hasting as Starfire in the new live action TV show, Titans, I knew I wanted to talk about it on my podcast. Hollywood has a history of strange casting choices, but as far as I've seen, … Continue reading Episode Five – Casting Dilemmas and Anna Diop Starfire Controversy

My Superpower: Racial Ambiguity

I work at a church so I’m around kids all the time. Some of the funniest stories I share come from interactions with them. The other day I walked into the school cafeteria to speak with one of the teachers and a few of the younger students noticed my knee brace. When they asked how I hurt myself I told them that I hurt it kicking my arch nemesis in the face last night because he was trying to rob a bank. “Yes,” I told them. “I am a superhero!” As properly skeptical fourth graders, they grilled me about my superpowers. After very unconvincing attempts to....

Living Authentically and Racial Confusion

I always joke that my race changes with my mood, but that seems more true than anything. My whole life I’ve been approached by random strangers or by coworkers who sheepishly ask about my ethnic background. Well, that’s putting it nicely. It usually comes out as something like, “What are you?” My usual response is to make them guess. If they’re going to be rude, I might as well get some....