“Work hard and be nice to people.” This simple advice was given to artist and YouTuber Amanda Lee, and it has taken her farther than she could have ever imagined. Amanda started her channel as a high school freshman and six years later, she has grown to over 1 million subscribers who love her creative videos on doodling, journaling, and calligraphy.
I've been in love with the movies, Crazy Rich Asians & To All the Boys I've Loved Before for many reasons. Not only are they great, captivating stories, this means a lot to me as an Asian American, especially one in entertainment & media. Growing up Asian American, I rarely saw anyone who looked like me on TV or in movies. Representation in mainstream media and dominant culture matters. This week, I truly felt it for real.