Comedian Jenny Yang on Hollywood’s Abuse and Lack of Diversity: ‘The Current Power Structure Doesn’t Work For Us Anymore’
By Danielle Turchiano
In all of the recent news stories about men in Hollywood abusing their power — from Harvey Weinstein to Kevin Spacey to Brett Ratner to Michael Oreskes — one line in particular stood out to comedian Jenny Yang. It was: “That experience caused her to lower her aspirations.” It was about the then-young women in journalism affected by NPR news editor Oreskes’ inappropriate behavior, but it could have been about anyone. (read full article on Variety.com)
As you know, October 24 is National Take Your Ethnic Food To Work Day! (Actually, Phil Yu and I decided to just declare it. Now, it's a thing!) This is your annual opportunity bring your stankiest ethnic food to the workplace. No judgement! Organize a lunchtime potluck for your office and share photos of you, your coworkers, and funkiest food using the hashtag #foodtowork.
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i got an award last night that was totally unnecessary but really thoughtful so this is my awkward embarrassed smile about it. we talk about how gentrification sucks but this is an actual organization that is helping to fight off the awful effects of that on real people. @ccedla organizes low-income mostly immigrant and mono-lingual residents in #Chinatown to help them fight evictions and bad landlords, and change policy. (donation link in my IG BIO!) i got their Number One Fan award because i've believed in what they were doing from the beginning and all i did was help raise funds and perform and host their early events for them. i embarrassed myself and gave my acceptance speech in english AND spanish lol (even though they have professional translators for spanish and cantonese on-site hahahah) it's an all volunteer organization. volunteer staff and member residents do all the tenant meetings and door knocking and protesting and letter writing. now that i'm an out-of-touch coddled hollywood writer i just help out how i can. back when i worked in politics i used to live in and helped organize families in chinatown until our org dissolved. i was so happy others took the mantle to start Chinatown Community for Equitable Development (CCED) so that i could support in my own way. my mom's first job in america was in a chinatown garment factory and chinatowns made me and our communities who we are. PLS CONSIDER DONATING (link in my IG bio) because #ChinatownIsNotForSale. they made me a personalized art piece for the award which included a very accurate depiction of my volleyball thighs, put me on these cute buttons, i got a commendation from and did a silly selfie w fellow awardee living legend @repjudychu, and we even ended w singing this song i knew from childhood but they changed the lyrics to be about chinatown!