WGA Strike’s End, Time to Celebrate: Thanks for Your Solidarity!

A Heartfelt Thank You for Making Our Picket Party a Resounding Success! As we celebrate the end of a historically significant 147-day WGA strike, we want to express our deepest gratitude to each of you for standing in solidarity with us. Hosted at the gates of Netflix and the spacious premises of Emerson College, this […]

Strong Asian Lead’s 2023 Gold Futures Application

Mas Moriya, a japanese american man, sitting on his balcony with a microphone wearing a yellow and black plaid shirt

Strong Asian Lead’s Gold Futures Challenge Application – 2023 By Masami Moriya Another year, another application. We believe that understanding our mission, goals, and the work that goes into achieving them is key to building a strong connection with our community. That’s why we’ve decided to share our application for the Gold Futures Challenge with […]

Creator Economy Panel & Tasting Session by UTA.VC & Gold House Ventures LA #TechWeek

Creator Economy Panel & Tasting Session by UTA.VC & Gold House Ventures LA #TechWeek The session is designed to help understand and support creators across different sectors, including writers, actors, producers, directors, and podcasters. The panelists are from the Ventures group at ABC, which invests in creator economy, future entertainment, and frontier technology. Panelists Introduction: […]

STARZ #TakeTheLead Promotes Authentic API Representation w/ CAPE

STARZ #TakeTheLead Promotes Authentic API Representation w/ CAPE Written by Mas Moriya, Edited by ChatGPT https://strongasianlead.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/STARZ-Take-the-Lead-Video-V2.mp4#t=1 In a landmark occurrence captivating the entertainment industry, STARZ, in collaboration with the Coalition of Asian Pacific in Entertainment (CAPE), orchestrated the much-anticipated #TakeTheLead Transparency Talk. This assembly of industry figureheads, policymakers, and advocates examined the critical importance of […]

Paper Girls: A Show That Will Leave You Wanting More

Paper Girls: A Show That Will Leave You Wanting More Growing Up, Coming of Age, and Navigating Expectations: The Evolution of the Character of Erin in “Paper Girls” and its Resonance with Audiences. By Mas Moriya Warning: Some Spoilers Ahead Are you a fan of science fiction and coming-of-age stories? Are you looking for a […]

Asian-American Representation in the Media: Examining the Impact of Typecasting

As an Asian-American, it can be frustrating and disheartening to see how we are often represented in the media. From the negative Yellow Peril stereotypes of the past to the seemingly positive but ultimately harmful model minority stereotype, it’s clear that Asian-Americans have not always been treated fairly or accurately in the media. In this […]

Why Can’t Asian-Americans Take the Spotlight in Hollywood Without Changing the Story?

The lack of representation and diversity in Hollywood has been a longstanding issue, with many marginalized communities fighting for greater representation on screen. While progress has been made in recent years, there is still a long way to go in terms of equal representation and opportunities for Asian-Americans in the entertainment industry. One potential reason […]

Tokenism in Media: The Harmful Practice of Reducing Characters to Stereotypes

Tokenism refers to the practice of including a small number of members of a marginalized group in a media representation or in a workplace setting, in an attempt to appear diverse or inclusive. However, tokenism often falls short of genuine diversity and inclusion, and can actually serve to reinforce harmful stereotypes and marginalize the individuals […]

Fetishization and the Perpetuation of Stereotypes for Asian American Women and Men

Fetishization is the act of making someone an object of sexual desire based on some aspect of their identity. This is often seen in the portrayal of Asians and Asian-Americans, who have been heavily influenced by stereotypes and have faced fetishization by other groups. In this discussion, we will delve into the various factors that […]