Angry Reader of the Week: Jenn Wong

"I'm a very short person. And Canadian, so very friendly by default."

Greetings, good people of the internet! 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 Jenn Wong.

Who are you?

I'm a very short person. And Canadian, so very friendly by default. I'm a marketer by day, voracious reader and pop culture consumer, photographer + live music enthusiast by night.

What are you?

I'm..... Korean? I was born in Daegu, Korea to South Korean parents, and adopted and raised in Canada by my biological father's sister. Her husband (my father) is Chinese -- hence the Cantonese last name. It sounds confusing but it's actually not. Growing up in Canada with my three brothers and sisters (who are technically cousins by blood but my siblings by heart), I identified as both Chinese and Korean, but after living in Beijing and Shanghai for a good part of my twenties, I probably now identify more with my Korean side. Yes, I guess that part's confusing?!

Where are you?

I'm currently in Austin, Texas, preparing for SXSW. I live in Venice Beach with my husband and two cats -- Buster and Meow Tse Fun. As ex-China expats, it's mandatory to take home at least one if not two cats with you after any extended stint living abroad.

Where are you from?

See above. But I was raised in Edmonton, and have spent time in Calgary, Vancouver, Beijing, Shanghai, San Francisco, and now Los Angeles. We're hoping LA is our forever home, but who knows!

What do you do?

I work in marketing. I've worked at agencies like Wieden+Kennedy and TBWA\Chiat\Day, on brands like Nike and Airbnb. I've also worked at Beats by Dre and Old Navy, and as of last week, started a new gig leading marketing for a cannabis company.

What are you all about?

I have no idea how to even answer that! I read alot, and am obsessed with the GoodReads app. I read 57 books last year and tried my best to only read female writers, and writers of colour. I'm trying to continue that theme this year in the music I listen to, movies I see and the books I read. It's not to discount white or male voices, because good stories and art can come from anywhere, but lately I've been trying to actively seek out new points of view.

What makes you angry?

Everything makes me angry!! Tim Grierson from Screen International and Paste magazine tweeted last year, "Being angry all the time is exhausting and corrosive. Not being angry feels morally irresponsible." I think about this tweet ALL the time. I consume insane amounts of political commentary and content, and sometimes the insanity of what's happening in this country gives me a tension headache. Obviously it's important to get involved at the local level and, if you have the resources, to donate time and money to causes you care about, but at minimum, we owe it ourselves to stay informed.

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