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 […]

STARZ #TakeTheLead Promotes Authentic API Representation w/ CAPE

STARZ #TakeTheLead Promotes Authentic API Representation w/ CAPE Written by Mas Moriya, Edited by ChatGPT 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 […]

The Impacts and Harm of Yellow Peril in the 21st Century

The fear of China as an economic and cultural threat is prevalent in current media coverage. This often includes fear mongering about the possibility of a new world war with China, which only serves to perpetuate anti-Chinese attitudes. Chinese Americans often have their loyalty questioned and discussions about their identity frequently get derailed to focus […]

Diversity in Media: The Importance of Representation and How We Can Make a Difference

As the world becomes more interconnected and diverse, representation in media is becoming increasingly important. One example of a show that has received praise for its diverse representation is Craig of the Creek, a Cartoon Network show that features a wide range of characters from different cultural backgrounds, including Pakistani-Americans and Ethiopian Americans. This show […]