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365 And Doing Fine: An Artist Reflects #6

During the last year, I’ve had to examine the harsh truths of being an Asian artist in this industry. At the beginning of my career… when I was the only IBPOC artist in the cast, when I played the supporting roles, when I was arguably the token minority, people seemed to accept me with open arms. What I quickly realized as time went on, was that roles meant for people who looked like me were very few and far between. There would be no competing with more established artists; the ones with more experience and connections than I would ever have. Competing for meagre acting roles this way would never be sustainable, and as the pandemic months went on I realized that this wasn’t the life I wanted for myself. Read More