Rachel Rostad - “To JK Rowling, from Cho Chang”
this performance deserves to be experienced in whole (rather than gifs)
This was performed at Barnard just a week ago? I wish I could have been there to hear this. The part that goes, “I wasn’t sure if I was sad, but I cried anyway / Girls like me are supposed to cry over boys who look like him / I’ve seen all the movies, I’ve read all the books / We were just following the plot.”
Oh, and Cho and Chang are both Chinese and Korean surnames, not just Korean!
This is absolutely AMAZING.
the picking on Cho Chang doesn’t make sense at all. this name is normal.陳周just not a common name for girls. and Hogwarts is in England. Maybe there is a magic school in Asia but J.K Rowling just didn’t know.
You’re making excuses for racist ignorance. England has a shit ton of POCs and is 8% Asian. The poet of this piece is not “picking on Cho Chang,” she’s pointing out the glaring flaws in her character which Rowling made into a complete caricature of Chinese women. Nostalgic attachment to childhood fantasies be damned, it’s pretty abhorrent and the poet does a brilliant job of pointing that out.
sometimes as miniorites we forget our other minority brothers and sisters
When they were having the baby and we did the shows about the birth of Little Ricky [which coincided with the birth of their real life child], Desi was terribly emotional about her. He really was crazy about her. You could feel how they felt.
William Asher, director
This is how I feel with Adam ❤