Category Archive: Featured

Gaby Moreno: Spanglish Folk-Soul

Since moving to Los Angeles from her native Guatemala, singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno has achieved remarkable success as a musician. She has been nominated for a Grammy (2017) for her latest album, Ilusión, an Emmy (2010) for… Continue reading

Sapna Pandya: On Faith, Tradition and Sexuality

**This is the first in a two-part series examining the intersection of sexuality with faith and ethnicity.  I first met Sapna Pandya, very briefly, when she officiated my friend’s Deaf, gay, (“big, fat”)… Continue reading

Sikh Captain America Kicks Intolerant Ass

For my podcast, Intersections Radio, I’ve been doing a three-part series on South Asian comic/graphic/cartoon artists who use their talent and artwork for social justice. This is the last in the series: Vishavjit Singh… Continue reading

D’Lo’s Big Fat South Asian Wedding: A Coming Out Story

D’Lo is a queer/transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American actor, writer, and comedian. The first time we met was back in 2013 during the Dis/Orient/Ed comedy tour, which features all Asian American trans and female comics. D’Lo… Continue reading

Deanna Fei: Girl in Glass

Deanna Fei is a writer, known for her debut novel, Thread of Sky. In fact, that’s how I came to learn about her in the first place, when she was a guest on APA… Continue reading

Bhi Bhiman: Rhythm & Reason

The first time I heard folk-rock artist Bhi Bhiman, I was astounded by his vintage quality vocals, his witty lyrics, and I hadn’t even processed his guitar talent yet. What’s incredible is that while… Continue reading

ISLRTC Autonomy Now!

Air date: 4/22/2015: You can read the transcript here: ISLRTCTranscript India’s Deaf Community is fighting for their independence! This is a story that is near and dear to me. The Indian Sign Language Research… Continue reading

Cece Bell: El Deafo

Lately I’ve had the great fortunate of interviewing deaf folks for radio and it has been awesome. Here’s another one to add to the list! I have to admit, when I heard the title El… Continue reading

Aasif Mandvi: No Land’s Man

Actor and writer, Aasif Mandvi, has a strong background in theatre and film, but gained recent fame as “Senior Muslim Correspondent” on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and for his role in… Continue reading

John Oliver: Comedy and News

Comedian John Oliver rose to fame as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, especially last summer while he took over as the host. He just completed the first season of… Continue reading