In the words of Dr. King, “No one is free until we are all free”. In order to hold space for the pain and hurt that our country is in, to give a proper voice to the #blacklivesmatter movement, to end senseless killings & police brutality. Donate. Write your senators. Sign the petition. Vote. Speak Up. PULL UP.
This Sunday, May 31st at 5pm PST, I’m teaming up with @kenjilopezalt & some exciting Asian Americans in media to do a donation based cooking class for @offtheirplate ✌🏻Chef Kenji will be teaching us foodies how to make one of his favorite dishes. Please join us via link in bio where the ingredients list will be sent to you directly before the event. Let’s put our quarantine cooking skills to use! 👩🏻🍳 All donations will go to OTP, a grassroots movement that provides economic relief to local restaurants while supporting frontline workers at hospitals facing COVID-19!
When I was first asked to play Glimmer on SHE-RA, I had no idea what Noelle had in mind. It had been one of my childhood dreams to voice an animation, so being one of the central characters on a show that was already loved by many was enough to say HELL YES! to the job. On my first day, I immediately felt at home. @maryelizabethmcglynn, our director, and @gingerhazing have incredible chemistry while we record - they exude warm, positive energy through and through. They’re with you in the booth, ever so present, moment to moment, laughing, crying, making jokes, guiding you gently. Towards the end of our records when Shane sat next to Noelle, I LIVED for their reaction on Glimmer moments. I could tell that so much thought was put into my character’s growth. It was their baby! (& mine haha). She-Ra allowed me to be comfortably creative…& I know that was a privileged space that Noelle and her team cultivated. I felt safe to create, to make bolder choices, to play.
Any time I got to record with the cast, I was giddy like a kid in a candy store - listening to the pages literally come to life. Thank you for bringing humor, passion and vulnerability to these characters. @aimeecarrero @marcusscribner @iamaj @laurenelizabethash @trickybear @vellalovell @meritleighton @krystaljoybrown @kestonjohn @lorrainetoussaint @adamraycomedy @jacobtobia @iamsandraohinsta @danieldaekim
Thank you @iamcymbre & @aniaohare for the opportunity of a lifetime; @thedubg for watching over us; @safowler & @aashmoi for coming up with fun ways to do press; the animators who have somehow made even the Horde cute and lovable; the countless writers that contributed to the layers, depth and rollercoaster arcs for not just the lead but for the so-called antagonists as well.
I’m extremely proud to have been a part of a show that helped people feel represented. Thank you @netflix & @dreamworksshera for allowing me to be a part of the magical world of Etheria. & lastly thank you to all of the #sheraandtheprincessesofpower fans for voicing your support & coming along on our journey, it’s meant so much to us.
Hopefully not a goodbye forever, but for now - ✨glitter bomb💫🌈