There is always not enough talk about #representation in the theater world and pop culture and the challenges that go along with it. Besides fighting stereotypes, we also struggle to find a wide variety of Asian female role models to look up to or characters to identify with on mainstream media. Today, my friend Kitty and I will touch upon the importance of creating our own original narratives for the world to see - because no one Asian woman is the same - and bring up several of our personal favorite examples, both on stage and on screen. I hope this episode will further continue the dialogue of what it means growing up Asian in America and feeling not properly represented in the U.S.
Kitty, previously known as Lixin Lin (no one actually calls her that anymore) was born and raised in Beijing, China. The name 'Kitty' was drawn out of a hat in her first English class when she was 6. She got off the boat in 2011 and studied Theatre and Economics at Smith College. She has been, ehh, pretty straight, so far, and believes in gender and sexuality fluidity. She is an actor, dancer, and director. Her dream job is a Hollywood starlet spy.
Read our transcript here!: https://www.projectvoicepod.com/blog/2018/8/15/episode-5-asian-female-roles-on-stage-and-tv-where
9.15.18: Project Voice has rebranded!