When Does a Chinese Girl Get to be Supergirl? BY Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer

This story originally appeared in Huffington Post. I can remember exactly how I felt the first time I saw Porgy and Bess and fell in love with the music and the story. So I asked my mom, “Is there a Chinese Porgy and Bess?” She didn’t think so.  I felt a little left out so I got myself the sheet music for “Summertime” and learned … Continue reading When Does a Chinese Girl Get to be Supergirl? BY Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer

13 Reasons Why: My Late Triggering Critique

TRIGGER WARNING: Subjects concerning rape, suicide, and mental illness On March 31, 2017, Netflix released the first season of a TV show called “13 Reasons Why”, based on the Young Adult novel of the same name. It quickly gained popularity, and I regularly saw “Welcome To Your Tape” memes all over Facebook and Instagram, as well as people’s criticisms of the show itself; critiques by … Continue reading 13 Reasons Why: My Late Triggering Critique

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

Awaiting the 2:34 time in the music, tense, breathing deep, hiding in the side curtain, careful not to reveal myself to the audience until it’s time. Chattering, voices heard, hands at the ready, accepting your admission ticket. Escorted to your seat, anxiously awaiting the silence of voices and the rise of the orchestra, the language of musicians. Inhale. Exhale. Tour effacé, deep reverence, deep breath. … Continue reading Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

“Filtered Lens” – What Privilege Can Easily Hide

I’ll be the first to say I’m a privileged white girl. Every day I’m able to walk down the street without fear. Because I have been privileged with ivory skin; because I have every right an American should. Every time I walk down the street I see the rights that I have being taken away from others. Let me tell you what I see. I … Continue reading “Filtered Lens” – What Privilege Can Easily Hide