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    • Natasha11

      It was definitely seeing Brenda Song thrive on Disney Channel in the early 2000s. This was a time when I was really creating and affirming my self identity, and Brenda was that actress that I tried to emulate. She was the first picture I ever brought to a hairstylist that was of someone of my own ethnicity. And she regularly (besides Wendy Wu) played characters that never referenced the fact that she was Asian. I remember being very aware of being the “token Asian.” So to see a famous Asian girl play roles where that typecast never came up made me feel like I fit in - that I wasn’t a token anything.

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