“People are like, ‘You came out as Filipino on TV.’ I’ve been Filipino my whole life!"
"As a white person, we live in a white world."
A queer, biracial writer on how she uses style as a tool for survival.
Is it OK to cast someone as long as they're the right race, even if they're the wrong ethnicity?
"Give me a Buffy who has dark skin with braids or a ‘fro."
"I definitely went into it like, 'Hopefully they’ll—as they call it in the industry—go ethnic.'"
"Representation has to be better every year, but it still has a ways to go."
"As woke as we may claim to be, what we see onscreen holds a lot of weight."
"I didn’t see myself represented in pop culture."