Angry Reader of the Week: Christine Kwon

Hey, everybody! It's time again to meet the Angry Reader of the Week, spotlighting you, the very special readers of this website. Over the years, I've been able to connect with a lot of cool folks, and this is a way of showing some appreciation and attention to the people who help make this blog what it is. This week's Angry Reader is Christine Kwon, Managing Director of CAAMFest.

Who are you?
Last name means "power." Nickname is bunny (hopped around a lot as a child).

What are you?
I'm a Korean Woman, man!

Where are you?
Currently in Oakland, 510, Bay Area! Big, big hearts.

Where are you from?
The scene: a rented two-story house in a homely cul-de-sac. Behind, a shallow creek, flanked by a long and rickety railroad track. Inside the home: four children, two parents, a lot of broken furniture, a scarce pantry, and lots of imagination.

What do you do?
Film curator, writer, and producer. I've been blessed to work with the Center for Asian American Media, where I created Nice Girls Crew, the comedy series about adorably crazy ladies and their dysfunctional book club. And I write a blog: poorboar.wordpress.com.

What are you all about?
For the past six years, my sole focus has been to enable women, youth, communities of color, the displaced and everyone in between to tell their stories and provide them the tools to develop their craft.

I also watch a lot of TV, and hope I can get into television programming down the road.

What makes you angry?
As a director at a national media organization, my friends will sometimes ask me what we actually do. I typically provide a history of the organization and argue why exactly it's important for them to care. But a simpler explanation, when I get to it, is that I am a soldier and unequivocally believe media is a battleground. I strive to contribute to and create beauty through media, and am committed to fight forces that destroy it. I can't emphasize enough how important media is to our communities, culture, nation, and understanding of who we are and how we fit into the world.

Also, I get angry at the phrase "it is what it is." But whateves, I guess I do say hecka, so suppose that evens things out ;)

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