Awkwafina, aka Nora Lum, she’s not only Goh Peik Lin in Crazy Rich Asians or Constance in Ocean’s 8.
Here are 5 reasons why we dig her:
1. She raps – and is legit
2. She is hilarious – and authentic
3. She refuses mockery of Asians in any films or model-minority myth and supports all people of colour and sexual orientation. (Excerpt from Hypebae, “With great platforms come great responsibility”)
4. She’s got a tattoo of a trumpet on her arm illustrating that “It was the loudest instrument in band. And it was one that no other Asian girl in my class picked. In terms of my voice, and how I sound walking into a crowded room—I’m a trumpet.”
5. For this quote “I never understood the stereotype of the meek, docile Asian woman — and that defines who I am today.”