Tag: MixedGirlProblems

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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A New Year

Wow has 2016 been one hell of a year. Professionally speaking it was awesome! We produced our first ever multicultural cabaret and will have another show in March of 2017. I got out of a toxic relationship and couldn’t be happier. Being single in the city is fun! I have learned so much about what […]

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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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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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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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White Wash This – Hapa Hour

I am so sick of all the whitewashing that is being allowed to continue in the entertainment industry. Enough is enough! Between the upcoming movies “Ghost in the Shell” and “Dr. Strange” using white women to portray Asian characters, I could scream. And I have. I am not alone in my frustration. All I can […]

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DryBar – Le Parker Meridien

If you have curly hair you know it’s a bitch to straighten. It takes time and effort that I do not want to put in. Same thing goes for straight haired ladies. Most curly haired girls want straight hair and straight haired gals want curly hair… The grass is always greener. Lucky for us there […]

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