Photo of Mara Wilson in Matilda

The main character is white: A personal essay

At that time, being Chinese was just a part of who I was, a culture and language I was proud of. As one of the only Asian kids in my grade, I knew most kids at school didn’t bring sticky rice wrapped in bamboo leaves for lunch or recite Li Bai’s poems at Saturday school. 
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Deconstructing Disney

Doors of Perception

I could spout out critiques like “heteronormative standards” and “patriarchal hegemony,” but the foundation of it all is the implied inferiority of Disney’s female characters.
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