I wish people wouldn’t just see me as the Asian girl who beats everyone up, or the Asian girl with no emotion. People see Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock in a romantic comedy, but not me. You add race to it, and it became, ‘Well she’s too Asian’, or ‘She’s too American’. I kind of got pushed out of both categories. It’s a very strange place to be. You’re not Asian enough and then you’re not American enough.
ok totally in love with her now. like more so.
Mazie Hirono, the first Asian American woman elected to the Senate.
“I bring quadruple diversity to the Senate,” Hirono said at a rally earlier in the campaign. “I’m a woman. I’ll be the first Asian woman ever to be elected to the U.S. Senate. I am an immigrant. I am a Buddhist. When I said this at one of my gatherings, they said, ‘Yes, but are you gay?’ and I said, ‘Nobody’s perfect.’”
“[Diane Lockhart] is a highly accomplished woman who pushed her way past the glass ceiling and is comfortable going toe to toe with the guys. And, as you see by how she dresses, I love the way she still inhabits her femininity. That’s true of so many extraordinary women I see in the world today, so that a woman like her would be reflected on TV is, frankly, one of my happiest ever contributions as an actress.” -Christine Baranski (x)
Amy Poehler and Hillary Clinton attend the TIME 100 Gala - April 24 2012