Ep 13. Identity Series: When Asian Representation's Gone... Wrong? *cough* Mulan

September 13, 2020 00:36:57
Ep 13. Identity Series: When Asian Representation's Gone... Wrong? *cough* Mulan
Friends Next Door
Ep 13. Identity Series: When Asian Representation's Gone... Wrong? *cough* Mulan
/

Show Notes

Asians who grew up in the West, or as a minority, love it when we see people who look like us in the media. What's not to celebrate, right? They're representing us on a big platform! BUT, what happens if those who are supposed to represent us, do not? Worse, what happens when the person who’s supposed to represent us stands up for a cause that goes against our values? How much value/weight should we put on movies, music, pop culture in general? Tune in for our takes on Disney's adaptation of Mulan. 

What's your story? Hit us up and tell us about it as we'd love to hear it! 
And if you have a burning question, email us at [email protected] Don't worry, you can always "ask for a friend"! 

Other Episodes

Episode 6

April 11, 2021 00:51:46
Episode Cover

S2E6. If You Could...

Hey frands, switching gear to a more lighthearted topic, we're playing a game called "If You Could" today... something we made up for this episode. If you could lived in any country, where would you? If you could meet any person from history, who would it be? Listen along and come up with your own answers, and (maybe) tell us about them! Enjoy :)   As always, if you have a burning question, find us here: Email: [email protected] IG: @frndsnextdoor Dan: @therealdanchen Mia: @msmiaaa Thomas: @nomastmas   ...

Listen

Episode 9

July 03, 2022 00:53:48
Episode Cover

S3E9. Losing Graciously: Is It Possible?

As much as we all want to be a winner all day every day, there are times where we just have to admit defeat (and plot for a comeback). We don't necessarily think losing is a bad thing though, as we can turn that sense of bitterness into a motivation to improve. Losing does stink, but is there such thing as losing graciously? And do we want to be one?    As always, if you have a burning question, find us here: Email: [email protected] IG: @frndsnextdoor Dan: @therealdanchen Mia: @msmiaaa ...

Listen

Episode 22

September 12, 2021 00:52:43
Episode Cover

S2E22. Is BTS Cancelled in China?

A different twist of content than our usual, but interesting none the less! Recently the Chinese government has put a "ban" on having "effeminate" and "sissy" men to be shown on TV. In this episode we go all over the map and delve into what we think this could mean for BTS fans(Mia) and what this action says about influence and culture. And as always, if you have a burning question, find us here: Email: [email protected] IG: @frndsnextdoor Dan: @therealdanchen Mia: @msmiaaa Thomas: @nomastmas ...

Listen