angry reader of the week: edward hong

You know what time it is. Time to meet another 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. Today's Angry Reader i self-professed "oddball" Edward Hong.

Who are you?
Edward Sunghoon Hong

What are you?
A passionate Korean American, social justice activist, actor, spoken poet, rebel, oddball, and true Gemini diva.

Where are you?
The City of Angels

Where are you from?
My home is split three ways: Ann Arbor, MI, Seoul, South Korea, and Los Angeles, CA.

What do you do?
I graduated from the College of William & Mary in 2009 with a B.A. in Theater & APA Studies. On February 2010, I sold most of my belongings, packed two suitcases, a guitar, and a violin, and moved out to Los Angeles to fulfill my dream of being an actor and activist. Times are hard, especially for wanting to be an actor, but it is the struggle that makes life beautiful.

In the meantime, I'm the College Outreach Coordinator for Projekt Newspeak and Publicity Intern for Blacklava/Sir Ryan Suda. I also help out volunteer for other such cool organizations like Tuesday Night Cafe, Center for Pacific Asian Family, and Asian Pacific Americans For Progress, and would love to help out those three organizations in a fuller capacity sometime in the near future. The list of things that I want to do will most likely grow larger as time goes on.

What are you all about?
I strive to fight for a more just, realistic, and humane representation and perception of people in the media and in real life. I want to help deconstruct systematic racism in America with my voice and most importantly, I want to live, dream, love, and continue learning how to understand and appreciate all our unique differences and also acknowledge our common ties as human beings. It is the passion to make a change in this world through the performing arts and activism that defines my ongoing life.

What makes you angry?
- The amount of prejudice, ignorance, and injustice the Asian, Black, Chicano, Muslim, LGBT, and other minority communities still face to this day.
- The people in this world who resort to hurtful attacks when they disagree with what another person has to say.
- Not finding a Cinnabon store at an airport after a long flight.

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