This is a bit old… but worth a post. I was interviewed about hair. Check out the article or listen to the article HERE.
As a kid, Koji Steven Sakai was already dealing with the stereotype that Asian men are emasculated and his lack of body hair didn’t help. He recalls being on one date where a woman told him it was “like dating a little boy.”
“I desperately wanted hair all over my body. A lot of people equated this idea of having hair with masculinity and I wanted to be seen as a man, as being tough,” Koji says. So, he tried shaving everyday in hopes that his facial hair would grow in fuller and stronger and he would one day be able to grow a great beard.
Koji is now married and has a young son. He doesn’t worry as much as he used to about the amount of hair on his body and how it relates to his masculinity. Now, he’s more concerned about his child. “I would like my son not to have to worry. I think it’s important for him to like himself and to be OK with whatever his body looks like.
They found me because of the 8Asians body hair article.
I’m obsessed with all things aliens—and in the time of Trump, I should be clear, the ones from outer space not the non-citizens. I’ve gone to UFO conventions, watch every alien-themed documentary on Netflix, and listen to every paranormal podcast. Like Mulder on X-Files, “I want to believe.” So that’s why I was surprised when I read Nick Redfern’s new book, The Roswell UFO Conspiracy: Exposing A Shocking And Sinister Secret, that claims that maybe the aliens that crashed in Roswell were not actually aliens but humans from Japan. I’ve heard of people thinking Asians might be aliens. I even wrote an 8Asians article about it […] Continue »
Check out the talk I did last Saturday for KPCC’s Unheard LA. I spoke about how I recovered my family’s World War II camp story for my father and how I pass it on to my son now. (I start speaking around minute 20, but watch the whole thing. The other stories are powerful and funny.)
Here are some quotes they made of my talk:
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and I’m excited to announce that you can watch Dying to Kill and other important/great/fun Asian American movies on Comcast!
To watch the films, go to XFINITY On Demand. Say “CAAM” or “Dying to Kill” to your X1 Voice Remote to see the featured collection. You can also search for the films on On Demand by their titles.
To check out some of the other films, go to: CAAM Blog