Mash-Ups In the News:
El Niño and its extreme weather has led to a terrible rice crop this year, and potentially a global rice shortage and price spike internationally. Guys. If it doesn’t rain in India this summer we.are.screwed.
via The Independent
Prince has no known will for his $300 million estate. Snoop says he’s not planning on a will for his millions. They are among the half of Black Americans who die without a will. A Black estate lawyer is on a mission to change that and has great tips for getting your financial house in order.
via Mater Mea
At one New York City high school for international students, extracurriculars like Bike Club allow kids to learn and work together without having to think about language barriers. America is great.
The Beijing Roller Derby and UN Women partnered to promote women’s empowerment and challenge gender norms across China. Hello. Yes.
via The Conversation
We believe in repping all kinds of diversity at Mash-Up HQ, including neurodiversity. This talk show, hosted by the unbelievably charming Carly Fleischmann, a nonverbal autistic woman, had us snorting with laughter. Also, Channing Tatum is adorbs.
“My email inbox is jammed with messages from women who, like me, are of Middle Eastern and Muslim descent. They write to vent about how to “get rid of this burden of virginity,” or to ask about hymen reconstruction surgery if they’re planning to marry someone who doesn’t know their sexual history, or just to share their thoughts about sex.”
via NY Times
Our girl Margaret and other prominent Asian American entertainers got real loud this week. Which is good, because the Weinstein Co. just revealed all non-Asian lead actors will voice “The Guardian Brothers,” an animated story about a Chinese-American family who owns a wonton shop. Think they’ll have accents?
via Washington Post
She also works in retail, is Catholic, has two kids, and is a Democrat, according to an analysis of census data. We know this lady and we dig her.
via LA Weekly
Kim Chi, aka Sang-Young Shin, is a Korean-American drag queen from Chicago who is DESTROYING “Ru Paul’s Drag Race.” In this interview Miss Chi offers the best life advice ever: Wear hanbok so you can eat lots of hamburgers. Done.