Diaspora filmmakers are increasingly defining mainstream culture while creating their own spaces on their own terms — without feeling the need to contextualize their stories for the masses.
Long on the outside, Asian American culture has never been more in
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are no longer chasing the opportunity to merely be represented. They're taking center stage in mainstream culture, from film and television to food and style.
How sheer exposure to a mass online community has created an undaunted, self-sufficient generation of Asian American young people.
The diaspora is increasingly searching for uniquely Asian American fashion, and Asian-owned brands are responding by highlighting their blended identity with trendy and culturally inspired clothing collections.
Treatment that’s done through a Western framework, like traditional talk therapy, isn’t always inclusive of and as effective for everyone, often failing to honor Asian family dynamics, cultural values and racial sensitivities, experts said. But in recent years, other, more culturally fitting methods have been on the rise.
While Asian cuisines were once deemed unappetizing or exotic, experts say the children of Asian immigrants have fueled a cultural shift in how the foods of their heritage are perceived online.