I just released the first episode of my podcast, AS I AM. AS I AM is a series in which I am going to be discussing Asian representation in Western mainstream media and pop culture. In each episode, I’ll be analyzing different forms of media and the Asian characters who appear in them, deciding at the end whether or not the representation was well-executed.
Through this exploration into representation, my intention is to educate listeners on how Asian media representation has been affected by factors like immigration, colonialism, and imperialism while explaining important issues to Asian-American studies such as the model minority myth, orientalism, and racial triangulation.
In episode one, I discuss my background and why the issue of representation is so important. You can find it here on Soundcloud.