Alice Vivian Ao

  • August 24, 2018By Alice Vivian Ao

    Take thirty seconds to name as many major Asian characters on the American small screen as you can. Got a list? Good. Now subtract any characters that are/have tiger moms (sorry, Jessica Huang!), have a thick foreign accent (remember Apu from The Simpsons?), or fall under any other toxic Asian stereotypes. How many characters do

  • June 12, 2018By Alice Vivian Ao

    The literary world has seen its fair share of timeless classics and overnight bestsellers through the years. However, nearly all of these famous literary bestsellers share one thing in common—they were penned by white authors. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series have become holiday favorites while Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient

  • April 29, 2018By Alice Vivian Ao

    A year ago, Tonya Harding was just an ordinary person living an ordinary life that shrouded her past scandals. To those around her, she wasn’t a despised villainess or a prodigious jumper whose story would be forever entangled in the history of figure skating. She was simply Tonya Price, a married woman, a mother of