Jamie explained that in entertainment, sometimes being heard means writing your own stories.
“So now we’re the storytellers in the writers’ room. There is a huge difference in being able to write our own stories and being involved in the storytelling process before it even gets to a studio or a script or before we do anything.” It was just – I hate to say it, but it’s true – a minority male perspective of what it’s like to be an Asian American in America. “
She added, “I was so scared to say something, but now when you get a microphone or when someone is interested in hearing your perspective, it’s such a powerful moment because it looks like, ‘Oh wow, you really care what it’s like ‘or’ you want this story to be more authentic ‘”
The actress was recently announced as an ambassador for HBO’s APA Visionaries Short Film Competition.
In addition, Jamie shared an empowering message following the emergence of crimes against the Asian community.
“I think what is most important, especially in our community, is talking about it,” she said. “We are conditioned, as I said, to keep our heads down, not to complain, to say nothing or to make waves. But you have to speak out loud. If someone has experienced violence obviously because they are Asian-American, is that f – frightening to say something. Report it, make noise, tell other people. “