Growing up my heroes were always the Super heroines like Wonder Woman, Charlie’s Angels, Miss Marple, Nancy Drew, Jo March, Gloria Steinem, Oprah Winfrey, Rekha, Shabana Azmi etc. What can I say I just loved women kicking some ass.
The only hero that I could identify with was #BruceLee. I am not implying that I look like him ( though for some of you, we all look alike ♂️ ). To see someone like him celebrated in pop culture globally really left an impact on me. Every time, I felt a lack of representation of people who looked like me, in magazines, tv, films etc or felt physically undesirable because of things people would say, I would think of Bruce Lee. I use to say to myself “well there is Bruce Lee.” For the first time an Asian wasn’t cast as an undesirable nerd but rather a sexy hot blooded male who kicked some ass and to top it off, he was just so cool. I couldn’t understand why there weren’t more but I did realise early on the power of representation in pop culture.
It can leave a lasting impact, boost self esteem and above all make our world colourful and exciting to live. So I want to thank Bruce wherever he may be for he is my #mcm #mct #mcw #mct #mcf #mcsand everyday.