As a Taiwanese-American actor, I can’t afford to pass on every role that calls for an “Asian accent.” Sometimes the parts are even good. The problem is, I can’t do one.
“I once beat my husband at whist, and although he was peeved, I was very pleased.
Even after I was cast, the onus was on me to show the white, male writers how my character could be a black woman.
More diversity in television means more actors can leave the Weave Protection Program.
I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis when I was 24. Now every day is a battle with myself.
Regardless of who prevails in the case, it may prove to be a milestone event: the moment at which Silicon Valley’s female press corps came together.
My entire life was shaped by violence, so I wanted to end it violently. But I didn’t — thanks to overcoming the stigma surrounding African-Americans and depression, and to building a community on Twitter.
When guys on Grindr asked me what I was looking for, I wanted to respond, “A permanent address.”
After I wrote an essay about my college experience, lots of people are talking about universities, fraternities, and race. But what happens next?
The openly gay athlete’s turn on Dancing With the Stars underscores the career double bind facing all professional football hopefuls.
I was one of few black students at a small college in Kentucky in the early 2000s. Every day I was reminded just how unwelcome I was there.
The confusing timeline raises the question: How else did the narrative shift for our benefit?
The Netflix series, created by 30 Rock’s Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, brought audiences a nuanced (and hilarious) black gay man, but its Asian-American and Native American characters are far from perfect, as are the jokes about them.
I spent my entire life looking for a hero I could relate to. Sirius Black came closest, and then I read Eleanor and Park.
In the wake of the $7.3 million “Blurred Lines” verdict, songwriters for Beyoncé, Sam Smith, Bruno Mars, and more talk candidly with BuzzFeed News about the trouble with copyright law and the inevitability of influence.
Western feminism treats Somali and Ethiopian women as victims and barometers of regional violence. Our relatives tell a different story.
When I was 12, my mom asked me and my sister to shave her head after she had chemo. She was still beautiful, even if she couldn’t see it for herself.
The latest plot development in the new series of Girls sees Hannah’s father come out of the closet. As someone who’s gone through this before, here are my thoughts.
I played a role in a show about people with vaginas before actually having one myself.
Two-year-olds are not so receptive to throwing away their toys. But they like order as much as the rest of us.
Ferguson’s exploitative municipal court system echoes the South’s history of trumped-up legal charges designed to force blacks back into servitude.
Facebook has “legacy contacts.” I’ve got my two best friends, who will handle everything I’ve left behind.
Brown women do not need to be diagnosed with impostor syndrome in order to feel like impostors. We’ve had to contend with being told so from day one.
My husband and I kept our money separate through nearly a decade of marriage. That became impossible after our baby was born.
It’s “a show of community and solidarity, exclusively posting and reblogging pics, gifs, videos, selfies of Black people”.
Events of the last three months – most recently the ban of BBC 4 documentary “India’s Daughter” – reveal the shortcomings of a government that seems to believe India needs to be kept a secret from itself.
On Abercrombie & Fitch’s “Look Policy.”