Actress Kelly Marie Tran on Online Harassment


Asian American actress Kelly Marie Tran, known for her role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), speaks out about the online harassment she receives as a woman of color onscreen. For her, the words said online reinforced "what growing up as a woman and a person of color already taught [her]: that [she] belonged in margins and spaces, valid only as a minor character in their lives and stories." While the harassment confirmed societal problems, it also emboldened her to speak out for change. 


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