ADADPark, who is Korean American, said she is not asking for a seat at the “feminism table,” where she says Asian American women are often seen as a “token.” Instead, she says, her intention is to create a new space where Asian American feminism does not leave any group behind and where they’ll be anything but a sidekick.
ADADWhat do you think are some of the pressures Asian American women face?
As an Asian American woman you’re told that you have to be smart and pretty to be heard.
ADADWhat are you saying to those on Twitter who are claiming #NotYourAsianSidekick is generalizing white peoples’ attitudes in particular towards Asian American women?
ADADWas there something about doing this over social media that you think resonated with Asian American women?