Amber Phung


Know My Name by Chanel Miller is a painfully moving memoir written by the survivor of the infamous 2016 Brock Turner case. The case broke national headlines when the judge levied an outrageously lenient sentence on 19 year-old rapist Turner, and has since sparked important discourse on the flawed American justice system and its favoring of white male narratives. In her book, Miller broke her silence by shining light on the injustices that women face in modern courts. Her heartbreaking story is truly worth the read, as she reclaims her identity after being demeaned and marginalized by the media and press coverage of the case.

Sandy Liang is a Chinese American clothing designer who has risen in popularity in the last couple years. Her pieces are largely inspired by her upbringing in an AAPI immigrant household in New York, and have led the resurgence of femininity and nostalgia in fashion. As she is one of the few famous AAPI designers in the industry right now, Sandy Liang and her brand demonstrates the complex issues of diversity, inclusion, respectability politics, and tokenization.