20 Asian-Americans Reveal The First Time They Felt Represented In The Media And Their Answers Will Give You Chills

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“I didn’t realize how much I was aching to have that kind of representation until I saw it.”

Mindy Lahiri from The Mindy Project

Mindy Lahiri from The Mindy Project

“Seeing someone like her breaking ground and being a female Indian lead who drinks a lot and has frequent relationships while also being a strong and successful character makes it feel more realistic for people like me to also have that kind of ambition. The confidence and inspiration you feel when you look up to someone who is similar to you and who is from your culture is unlike any other inspiration you will have.

Tyisha Murphy

FOX

Trini Kwan from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Trini Kwan from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

“Growing up, I felt like my ethnicity and culture was something that only my family understood and knew, but then Trini came around bearing a name that I could pronounce and recognize. I was beyond excited to see that not only was she Asian, but specifcally a Vietnamese actress playing a superhero!”

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FOX

Lars Barriga from Steven Universe

Lars Barriga from Steven Universe

“As someone who came from the same background as Lars, I got super emotional because I saw myself for the first time in the media when he made an Ube cake. Had this show come out about 10 years earlier, I could’ve grown up with a character who was proud of his mixed background.

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Cartoon Network


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