What's up, folks? It is time, once 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 Hye Yun Park.
Who are you?
I'm a chunky Korean American woman, who doesn't mind being mistaken as a man and doesn't mind looking ridiculous on camera as long as it gives people the belly laughs.
What are you?
I'm a writer performer, who makes films, the creator of my web series HEY YUN, and a grown woman that still likes to play with toys and tchotchkes.
Where are you?
I'm in Brooklyn, inching further away from Manhattan every year, due to the rising rent. I expect to be living under the Cyclone in Coney Island by this time next year.
Where are you from?
I'm originally from Seoul, South Korea, and ping-ponged between the U.S. and Korea throughout my childhood.
What do you do?
I write stories and scripts and make films and web series. I perform in them. I act in other people's movies, too. Occasionally, I perform erotic clown acts around town. And in between those fun stuff, I work as a personal assistant and wander the streets of New York -- sometimes with a granny cart, mostly in my tempur-pedic shoes.
What are you all about?
I'm all about taking what can poison us and turn it into something powerful, good and hilarious.
I'm all about aggressive and radical self love. So I worship drag queens and fabulous plus-size fat babes.
I'm all about falling in love with beautiful freaks.
I'm all about shining light onto what society deems "ugly" and "uncomfortable" in my stories.
What makes you angry?
Whitewashed stories in media/culture, fat shaming, folks that either hyper-sexualize or asexualize Asian women, people who only know how to talk about themselves, dog walkers on their phones not noticing their dog is pooping and keep dragging them along, misogyny, racism, people that shout #AllLivesMatter, people that don't see their own beauty and keep thinking they're never enough, hipsters and gentrifiers that don't contribute to their local economy, anyone who is rude to people of color in the service industry.