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Jenny’s viral twitter thread about the steps someone like Louis CK can do to atone for his sexual harassment / assault of women in comedy was featured in numerous press coverage of his “return” to the stage after a 10-month hiatus since his admission and public apology.
New York Times: "Comedy Clubs Are Ready for Louis C.K.’s Return. Is Everybody Else?”
VOX: “Thank god my rapist wasn’t famous”
KCRW’s The Business Podcast: Comedian Laurie Kilmartin on Louis C.K. and her book ‘Dead People Suck’
COMPLEX: “Kathy Griffin Explains Why Men Want Louis C.K. Back in Business”
Scary Mommy: “Louis CK Made A Surprise Stand-Up Appearance, Proving He’s Learned Nothing”
Paste: “#MeToo Has Opened Our Eyes to Abuse, But Almost Nothing Has Changed”
(READ): Jenny was featured in this New York Times article about the movement of Asian American comedic talent organizing their own live shows and festivals. This includes Jenny’s Disoriented Comedy and The Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival. Also featuring Asian AF and Y’all We Asian shows. July 2018.
Jenny’s tweet about the passing of chef and tv host Anthony Bourdain became one of the top viral tweets on the trending topic. June 2018.
Jenny’s tweets calling out Ivanka Trump’s use of a fake Chinese Proverb went viral and were included on numerous press accounts of the backlash. June 2018.
(READ): Jenny’s tweet and comments were featured in this New York Times article on the controversy surrounding the new “Yellow Fever” restaurant co-located with the new 365 at Whole Foods grocery store in Long Beach, California. Jenny, along with her friends at 18 Million Rising, started a petition to #CureYellowFever, change the restaurant name and gather new name ideas that will be sent to Whole Foods executives. (Petition Link Here)
(READ): "We are excited to present a new interview series, PAY IT FORWARD, in partnership with the Lily. The Lily, published by The Washington Post, elevates issues critical to women by fostering important conversations and empowering stories. We spoke with women who we collectively admire to hear what mentorship means to them, the advice that has been most meaningful, and the importance of uplifting the women around you.
Jenny started the viral hashtag #ThankYouMattDamon to speak out against the white savior storyline of the 2017 Chinese-U.S. co-production "The Great Wall." Here is a selection of the press coverage. Feb 2017.
Jenny self-produced, wrote, and starred in this viral video response to the controversial Bon Appetit magazine video "How To Eat Pho." Here is a selection of press coverage about Jenny's video and the issue of cultural appropriation in food culture. Oct 2016.
(READ): Disoriented Comedy was featured in the print and digital edition of the LA Times in August 2016 about their work and why Jenny started The Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival.
(READ): As one of ten recipients of The White House Champions of Change for Art and Storytelling award, Jenny was featured in this conversation with LA Times' Dexter Thomas and two of the other Los Angeles-area "Champs." "Three Asian American leaders talk about what got them to the White House"
(READ/LISTEN): Jenny and her good friend and comedian Keiko Agena (Gilmore Girls) talk to John Horn of 89.9FM KPCC's entertainment news show "The Frame" to discuss the need to showcase Asian American comedic talent and promote the first-annual "Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival."