Published On: Sun, May 8th, 2022

10 Amazing AAPI Women to Add to Your Playlist During AAPI Heritage Month (And the Rest of the Year, Too)

Japanese Breakfast performing live

Happy AAPI Heritage Month! It’s a great time of the year for everyone to start educating themselves, both in AAPI cultures, and in the serious matters affecting these communites. In this case, I’m happy for the chance to talk about a topic I care about very dearly: AAPI rep in music, specifically regarding women.

The music industry is notoriously awful for WOC, and even on a smaller scale in local scenes, it can be difficult for Asian women to get a foothold if they don’t fit a certain stereotype (i.e. that cutesy, waifish B.S. that white people expect us to be). Thankfully, there’s already a sizable canon of badass AsAm women in music who are breaking stereotypes and making their own damn things, and I can’t wait to share them with you all.

The Mary Sue

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