Tracy Slater – The Good Shufu. This book comes out shortly, and I’m suggesting that BAP blog readers, get a copy. Tracy’s writing style on her blog at least makes her a good read and the book is a narrative account of a European American woman and her relationship with her Japanese husband. It’s a rarer kind of pairing, so there are not a lot of voices from which to gather wisdom.
We vote with our dollars in a market based society. Tracy writes about her relationship in a way that lets Asian men finally be just regular guys – multi dimensional actual humans. If you watch mass media and dislike the way Asian men are missing or ridiculed for being Asian, then we need to actually support the counternarrative. Support the artists who agree and reflect the values of the ideal world.