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Actresses In Their 40s Are Finally Getting Interesting Roles

Actresses In Their 40s Are Finally Getting Interesting Roles By Helen Lewis In 2019, a 60-year-old Emma Thompson explained her sudden career renaissance. She had spent her youth playing romantic leads, but once she turned 40, she said, she could fill such roles only “in a pinch.” The offers became more limited, the parts smaller: a batty clairvoyant in the Harry Potter series; a wronged…

Behind the Scenes: Mental Health & The Entertainment Industry

Behind the Scenes: Mental Health & The Entertainment Industry By Jennifer Leff, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in New York, NY  No doubt, the pandemic has impacted most industries. However, the entertainment industry was the first to shut down and will be the last to fully re-open. Entertainment industry workers, specifically those behind the scenes, have long experienced mental health challenges and stereotypically, haven’t easily…

The Fears AAPI Women Are Living With In The U.S.

The Fears AAPI Women Are Living With In The U.S. Hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the US spiked by 339% last year. And nearly 3 in 4 AAPI women have reported experiencing racism, discrimination, or both. Let that sink in. Earlier this year, the killings of Michelle Alyssa Go and Christina Yuna Lee in New York City left the AAPI community reeling. Go…

Brenda Song: ‘I’m Really Proud of the Woman I’ve Become’

Brenda Song: ‘I’m Really Proud of the Woman I’ve Become’ Song opens up to Glamour about her experience as an Asian American child actor, choosing The Suite Life of Zack & Codyover Harvard, and passing on the importance of family to her son.  As told to Ariana Yaptangco For AAPI Heritage Month, Glamour spoke to actor Brenda Song about what it was like chasing her dreams in…

U.S. Soccer Teams Agree To Historic Equal Pay Deals

US Soccer Teams Agree To Historic Equal Pay Deals By Henry Bushnell The U.S. Soccer Federation and its men’s and women’s national teams agreed to side-by-side collective bargaining agreements that will “achieve equal pay” and vindicate the women in their years-long battle with the federation over inequities. The two deals, which run through 2028, will pay men’s and women’s players on “identical” terms for…

Asian, Pacific Islanders Lack Representation in Hollywood

Asian, Pacific Islanders Lack Representation in Hollywood By David Oliver Asian and Pacific Islanders are scarcely represented in the film industry, according to a new study – and the numbers are more concerning when broken down by gender and sexual orientation. Research from the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative found just 44 films featured an Asian or Pacific Islander lead or co-lead, 14 of which…

Gender Stereotypes Stop Girls From Studying Physics

Gender Stereotypes Stop Girls From Studying Physics By Olivia Keenan and Jen Gupta Stereotypical attitudes about academia and gender are putting up barriers to girls pursuing further education in physics, the ASPIRES project finds. Many people think girls don’t want to study physics because of the mathematics element, but 39% of A-Level exam entrants in maths are girls, compared to…

Taylor Swift Delivers NYU Commencement Address

Taylor Swift Delivers NYU Commencement Address By Chris Willman “I’m 90% sure the reason I’m here is because I have a song called ’22,’” quipped Taylor Swift, delivering the commencement address for New York University’s class of 2022 at a graduation ceremony held Wednesday. The pop superstar was awarded an honorary doctorate before giving a playful and reflective speech that lasted… no,…