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.
it's my birthday today! this has been a year of deep rest for me. just want to say i am so grateful for the life i have and the people i get to have in my life. thank you all for always supporting even when i'm chillin. as a recovering workaholic i've been learning to not base my self-worth on how productive i am and what i can do for others. instead of feeling bad for taking time for myself i've been practicing a next level of SAYING NO and setting stronger boundaries. face masks are good but have you ever felt the rush of saying no even to things and people you love but just so you can keep more energy to yourself rather than living the other way around? hope to create and share more during this next birth year. this week is a milestone in another way: we started production on my first TV script credited to only me EVER. this shit is so wild. the table read had huge laughs and it really is because of the blessing that is this veteran group of sitcom writers who have been guiding and mentoring me and the actors who are consistently brilliant (like my set sister @kristamarieyu!) so say happy birthday to me by donating to one of my favorite grassroots causes @vigilantlove. DONATION LINK IN MY IG BIO. tell them i sent you. we are out here trying to imagine that another world is possible. thank you all so much! 📷 @cindytrinh.photo and necklace styled by @janamakesthings
these last 24 hours has been a roller coaster thank u to all who have checked in with me. found out yesterday KEANU HAS LOVE AND SHES AGE-APPROPRIATE!! 😭😭😭 this morning learned from a former college classmate of mine that SHE ALSO WENT TO SWARTHMORE COLLEGE LIKE MEEEEEE A TINY ASS SUPER INTELLECTUAL LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE SO BASICALLY I AM DATING KEANU REEVES. 😭😭😭 and when my friend tried to question my keanu relationship i told her what's up. swipe left for more photos. #keanureeves #alexandragrant
kpop soccer mom came home from the salon out here leading slumber party bts choreo after making slime w you and she for sure speaks to the manager when you DEFINITELY said NO MAYO PLEASE. #jennyYangbangz thx for the day long of hard work @hairbykarissa 🥰