Author: Miranda Deebrah

Chai & Cocktails Guest Spotlight: Christopher Sean

Known for his work on Days of Our Lives, Hawaii Five-0, Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Star Wars Resistance, and most recently as Nightwing in the upcoming Gotham Knights video game, Christopher Sean is one of those actors you’ve surely seen and heard! Alongside his co-stars Suzie McGrath and America Young, Christopher was kind enough to join us at our first Chai & Cocktails panel discussion, where he...

Chai & Cocktails Guest Spotlight: America Young

With an impressive resume of voiceover work that includes Archie Comics’ Betty Cooper, Howleen Wolf and Toralei Stripe on Monster High, Barbie herself in the Barbie franchise, and most recently as Batgirl in Gotham Knights, America Young is undoubtedly one of the voice acting industry’s rising talents!  Joining us at our first Chai & Cocktails panel discussion alongside her fellow voice actors...

Jumbies of the West Indies

The world of Caribbean folklore is filled with tales of creatures that lurk in the shadows, waiting to wreak havoc and make mischief. These creatures are known as jumbies and they manifest in all shapes and forms. The lore surrounding each jumbie is influenced by the mythologies from African, Indigenous, and Indian cultures and varies across the West Indies as they are passed down from generation ...

Chai & Cocktails Guest Spotlight: Suzie McGrath

Voice talent Suzie McGrath is a multiracial British actor known for her role as Tam Ryvora in Star Wars Resistance. She also starred as Kimberly in Kobe Bryant’s hit children’s podcast, The Punies. Her other credits include BBC’s EastEnders and Law & Order: UK.  Suzie recently joined us as one of our three panelists at our first Chai & Cocktails discussion, where she shar...

Chai & Cocktails Highlights: Voice Talent & Diversity

The Brown Geek team at Avaaz recently held our inaugural Chai and Cocktails panel and sat down with voice talents Suzie McGrath, America Young and Christopher Sean to talk about diversity in the voiceover industry.  Suzie McGrath currently plays Tam Ryvora in Star Wars Resistance and is also known for her role of Kimberly in Kobe Bryant’s hit children’s podcast, The Punies.  America Yo...

Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Shows Us Why We Need Better Asian Representation

With the recent release of Disney’s Mulan, the film has drawn much criticism from the Asian community and with good reason. Many believe that, of the myriad of live-action remakes based on Disney’s original animated classics and released over the last decade or so, this one badly misses the mark. In a recent review of the film, the author who simply refers to himself as A Naga of the Nusantara dec...

Doctor Who’s Yaz Khan Makes History and… a Difference

Rose Tyler. Martha Jones. Donna Noble. Amy Pond. Clara Oswald. Bill Potts.  And then there was … Yaz Khan. At long last, in Doctor Who’s 57-year history and since its television revival in 2005, the Doctor is finally traveling the galaxies with the first female companion of South Asian descent and her name is Yasmin Khan, better known as Yaz! Meet the Doctor’s new friend, Yaz #DoctorWho pic.twitte...

Good Pop Culture, Great Mental Health During Covid

When we rang in the new year from our respective parts of the world, no one could have predicted that 2020 would bring with it a deadly pandemic, worldwide protests, and more. With all of that came exorbitant amounts of stress for everyone and it’s clear that we’re all struggling to cope in one way or another. Moderated by Jeff Trexler, Comic Con’s “Crazy” Talk: Mental Health, Pop Culture, and the...

8 Tips for the Thrifty Brown Geek Cosplayer

Have you ever wanted to cosplay as some of your favorite characters but didn’t have what you needed to create an exact replica of their looks from scratch? Friend, you are not alone! Cosplaying is pretty cool stuff, a magnificent beast of an industry of its own! But some of us just don’t have the resources, time, and money to go all out  on looks  made from high-quality materials,  re-creating a p...

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