Tag: HapaNation

Hapa Hour with Shino Frances

One thing I love about NYC is that I am always meeting new, awesome people. Shino Frances is a NYC based Singer-Actor-Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer, Director, Producer, Translator, Dialect Coach & MK Beauty Consultant. NYC credits include: A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Present, Literally Alive) Jekyll + Hyde (The Players Thr); Color of Life (Rachel […]

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Hapa Hour with Tetsuro Miyazaki

Today’s Hapa comes all the way from Amsterdam. Tetsuro Miyazaki is a 38 year old photographer born in Belgian and raised their by his Belgian mother and Japanese father. Growing up he would visit Japan and continued to do so after the death of his Father when he was 14. Tetsuro studied Japanese for a […]

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Hapa Hour with Leslie-Anne Huff

Today’s Hapa on Hapa Hour is a lovely actress from Los Angeles. Leslie-Anne Huff is known in the entertainment industry for the diverse characters she has brought to life on screen, most recently recurring as “Rayna” on the hit CW series The Vampire Diaries. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Leslie-Anne is a graduate of […]

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Miss Japan is a Hapa (again)

I think it so awesome that this years Miss Japan is once again biracial! She is 1/2 Japanese and 1/2 Indian, and she’s just stunning! How beautiful and wonderful that Miss Japan is mixed! Sadly, there is a lot of hate going around on social media about Miss Japan not being Japanese enough to represent. […]

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Hapa Shaming – Hapa Hour

Today’s Hapa Shaming story is brought to you by Rebecca Lerman.   I am Hapa, but also identify as Asian. I am Russian, Jewish Chinese. And just like any frustrated Asian American actor who viewed the trailers of the new blockbuster movies, Doctor Strange and Ghost in Shell, I was fed up with all the […]

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Hapa Shaming – Hapa Hour

Today’s Hapa Shaming story is brought to you by Carol Angeli Wynn. As some of you know, I am producing a Hapa Cabaret at The Triad, September 12th. This story is what followed the release of this promo video.     When the new production company, tailor-made especially for the Hapa talent in our industry, […]

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Hapa Shaming

“Slut shaming but Hapa shaming…” -Carol Angeli If you are mixed you probably know exactly what my friend is talking about. Being shamed for being your unique genetic makeup. *Just a disclaimer, I HATE slut shaming. Girls (and boys) you be you and be proud of your sexuality! Sounds ridiculous right? People actually try and […]

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Pho Sure – East Village

I’m obsessed with Vietnamese food right now. I don’t know why but I seriously could eat a bowl of spicy pho every single day. I’m not exaggerating either. I’m currently in SoCal right now and I’m dreaming of Pho Sure back in the East Village of NYC. My dear and wonderful friend Viet took me […]

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Hapa Hour with Jennifer Kumiyama

Today’s Hapa is someone I consider one of my dearest friends and an amazing role model. She is beautiful, smart, and this woman can sing her face off like nobodies business. She is an advocate for human rights and an inspiration for all. Jennifer Kumiyama was born with Arthrogryposis and uses a wheelchair daily.  Kumiyama […]

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Hapa Hour with Leah Nanako Winkler

I am such a fan girl of today’s Hapa! I first met her at a discussion about Asians in Theatre and immediately knew this woman was going to change the world; and she is. Leah Nanako Winkler is a brillant playwright. I was lucky enough to see her play “Kentucky” in NYC and I was […]

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