As a woman, have you been made to feel like you need to conform? Like you don’t have a seat at the table just as you are? On today’s episode Tiffany shares with us how women need not to wait for permission, the Lord has already decided that we do belong!! Join us as Tiffany Bluhm encourages every woman in their gifts and skill set.
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Did You Know Segment:
The first Asian American on US Currency is actress Anna May Wong?
Born in Los Angeles in 1905, Anna May’s birth name was Wong Liu Tsong. She is considered the first Chinese American Hollywood movie star, as well as the first Chinese American actress to gain international recognition. (1)
Anna May’s career spanned 40 years in silent films, sound film, television, stage, and radio. (2) She appeared in more than 60 movies throughout her career. (3) She paved the road for Asian American actors, by fighting through institutional racism in Hollywood.
One of the most devastating moments in her career was being denied the lead role of a Chinese farmer’s wife in MGM’s, “The Good Earth”, a 1937 film adaptation of Pearl Buck’s novel. (4)
The studio cast a White actress to play O-lan and offered Anna May the role of a villain, which she refused. (5) Major studios often resorted to Yellowface; the practice of casting white actors as Asians.
Despite limited lead roles, stereotypical casting and vast pay inequities, Anna May Wong left a legacy for others; now, decades later, her work is being recognized and she is celebrated by having her image & name placed on an American quarter .
2)Jessica Kariisa, “She Fought Racism in Early Hollywood. Now She’ll be the First Asian American on US Currency”, The California Report Magazine, September 16, 2021 https://www.kqed.org/news/11925613/she-fought-racism-in-early-hollywood-now-shell-be-the-first-asian-american-on-us-currency
3)Rafu Reports, “Anna May Wong to Be Honored on Quarter”, 10/14/21, https://rafu.com/2021/10/anna-may-wong-to-be-honored-on-quarter/
4)Jimmy J, “The First Asian American on US Currency: Who’s Anna May Wong?”, Incluvie, June 23, 2022, https://www.incluvie.com/articles/the-first-asian-american-on-us-currency-whos-anna-may-wong
HISTORY OF YELLOWFACE:
Thaddeus Morgan, “How Hollywood Cast White Actors in Caricatured Asian Roles”, History.com, 10/21/22 Updated; 8/20/18 Original,