Amalgamation is a reflection of my overconsumption of media and how it shapes my identity. There is an irony in finding comfort and entertainment in media (anime in particular) that also perpetuates misogyny. America’s long history of fetishization and orientalism in many films further contributes to harmful stereotypes of Asian women. I take all of these themes into consideration when defining myself; an amalgam of media, history, and my own lived experiences, embedded with the will to reject and transcend those stereotypes.

2 min. multimedia animation