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An Open Letter to the Davis Museum

Wellesley Underground, February 2017

I would like to preface this essay with the acknowledgement that my response to this protest is informed by these four major factors: 1) I am an immigrant from a non-western country, 2) I am a woman of color, 3) I make art, and 4) I graduated from Wellesley College in 2014 with bachelor’s degrees in Art History and Cinema & Media Studies.


Yellow is the New Black: Reflections on Playing Chinese-American

Counterpoint Magazine, May 2014

In the spring of my first year at Wellesley, I was cast in a student production of Yellow Face (2007) by David Henry Hwang, the first Asian American playwright to win a Tony Award for his work on M. Butterfly in 1988.

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21st Century Orientals: The Displacement of Eastern Identities in the Contemporary Hollywood Adaptation

Undergraduate Honors Thesis, April 2014

This thesis bloomed out of a budding interest in the Hollywood system that conveniently converged with my increasing desire to understand the complex social politics that govern my own identity as a first-generation Asian American, all of which was spurred on by the increasing prevalence of modern methods of mass communication.