(Trigger warning: eating disorder) What is the ideal Asian body? The hashtag #IdealAsianBody wants to find out. Thick Dumpling Skin co-founders Lynn Chen, a Taiwanese-American actor, and Lisa Lee, former publisher of Hyphen magazine, created the campaign to promote body positivity within the Asian Pacific Islander community early January. Chen and Lee partnered with the Asian…
Kim, the main character, is a first year pre-med college student who unknowingly struggles with depression. Her own realization does not occur until she meets Will, a character who exudes a cheerful personality yet also faces his own internal struggles.
While less offensive, the current list still overgeneralizes Chinese women as if we are sugar, spice, and everything nice. Imafidon’s listicle is written for the purpose of marketing Chinese girls as potential partners.
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Despite the success of the movement, Nguyen pointed out that data about the demographics on AAPI communities are still oversimplified and difficult to obtain, if not impossible to do so. He also argued that the California State University (CSU) and University of California systems “collect, but does not utilize data,” which further marginalizes underrepresented ethnic minorities in the UC system.
On October 29, a night close to Halloween, the UCLA Japanese Animation Club (JAC) hosted its third Anime Dinner Night at FEAST, which featured Japanese anime themed cuisines with a Halloween twist.