Kelly Marie Tran deleted her Instagram posts this summer in response to online harassment. Here she speaks out for the first time.
“I am the first woman of color to have a leading role in a “Star Wars” movie. I am the first Asian woman to appear on the cover of Vanity Fair. My real name is Loan. And I am just getting started.” Kelly Marie Tran is my hero.
"You might know me as Kelly. I am the first woman of color to have a leading role in a “Star Wars” movie. I am the first Asian woman to appear on the cover of Vanity Fair. My real name is Loan. And I am just getting started."
"You might know me as Kelly. I am the first woman of color to have a leading role in a 'Star Wars' movie. I am the first Asian woman to appear on the cover of Vanity Fair. My real name is Loan. And I am just getting started."
Incredible. The last sentence made me cry. Read this now. #AsAmCreatorRollcall
Kelly Marie Tran: "I want to live in a world where children of color don't spend their entire adolescence wishing to be white"
I am in tears. WE do not deserve to internalize the shame the world has forced upon us. THE WORLD SHOULD BE ASHAMED FOR WHAT IT HAS BECOME. This is my friend #KellyMarieTran. She is brave, talented and unshakeable. Please read her words in .
"You might know me as Kelly. I am the first woman of color to have a leading role in a 'Star Wars' movie. I am the first Asian woman to appear on the cover of Vanity Fair. My real name is Loan. And I am just getting started." 🔥🔥🔥
“I want to live in a world where children of color don’t spend their entire adolescence wishing to be white...You might know me as Kelly...My real name is Loan. And I am just getting started”
Kelly Marie Tran speaks out for the first time about online harassment: "Their words reinforced a narrative I had heard my whole life: that I was 'other,' that I didn’t belong, that I wasn’t good enough, simply because I wasn’t like them."
Powerful, beautiful, brave. I love Kelly Marie Tran 💖
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“You might know me as Kelly. I am the first woman of color to have a leading role in a “Star Wars” movie. I am the first Asian woman to appear on the cover of Vanity Fair. My real name is Loan. And I am just getting started.” THIS IS POWER. ✊🏽
Kelly Marie Tran is just getting started.
So impressed and glad that she found the words to express this, so furious she ever had to. Star Wars should've been a shining moment in her life and petulant fan bullshit curdled it.
Kelly Marie Tran Has Something To Say: I Won’t Be Marginalized by Online Harassment
"I want to live in a world where people of all races, religions, socioeconomic classes, sexual orientations, gender identities and abilities are seen as what they have always been: human beings." Don't miss actor Kelly Marie Tran's powerful op-ed
I want to take Loan Kelly Marie Tran's entire NYT op-ed and scream it from the rooftops
protect kelly marie tran at all costs
"Their words seemed to confirm what growing up as a woman and a person of color already taught me...reinforcing a narrative I had heard my whole life: that I was “other,” that I didn’t belong, that I wasn’t good enough, simply because I wasn’t like them."
I love this. I *especally* like her last sentence. I've been thinking about this all day.
I love this. I *especally* like her last sentence. I've been thinking about this all day.
“You might know me as Kelly. I am the first woman of color to have a leading role in a “Star Wars” movie. I am the first Asian woman to appear on the cover of Vanity Fair. My real name is Loan. And I am just getting started.” #WelcomeBackLoan
Brave Energy Award to Loan “Kelly” Marie Tran, the first woman of color to have a leading role in a #StarWars movie and the first Asian woman to appear on the cover of #Vanity Fair for taking back her image — and reclaiming herself! #GOTR #girlsontherun
Amazing. We should all read this and think about how we can stop marginalizing people in our personal and professional lives. Kelly Marie Tran: I Won’t Be Marginalized by Online Harassment #SACdn #studentaffairs
Kelly Marie Tran: I Won’t Be Marginalized by Online Harassment
"I believed those words, those stories, carefully crafted by a society that was built to uphold the power of one type of person — one sex, one skin tone, one existence."
“This is what it is to grow up as a person of color in a white-dominated world. This is what it is to be a woman in a society that has taught its daughters that we are worthy of love only if we are deemed attractive by its sons.” Yes, Kelly Marie Tran.
You might know me as Kelly. I am the first woman of color to have a leading role in a “Star Wars” movie. I am the first Asian woman to appear on the cover of Vanity Fair. My real name is Loan. And I am just getting started.
"My real name is Loan. And I am just getting started." Kelly Marie Tran: I Won’t Be Marginalized by Online Harassment
“It wasn’t their words, it’s that I started to believe them.” ❤️🔥🙌🏽
Love her. “My real name is Loan. And I am just getting started.”
Really glad to see Kelly speak out.
If you are white, and believe you are aware of what it is like to not be white, make sure the one think you read today is this.
Chills. Get to the last line, and you’ll have them too.
Bravo!! Kelly Marie Tran: I Won’t Be Marginalized by Online Harassment
This piece is so real
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Kelly Marie Tran: I Won’t Be Marginalized by Online Harassment
'You might know me as Kelly. I am the first woman of color to have a leading role in a “Star Wars” movie. I am the first Asian woman to appear on the cover of Vanity Fair. My real name is Loan. And I am just getting started.'
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"Because the same society that taught some people they were heroes, saviors, inheritors of the Manifest Destiny ideal, taught me I existed only in the background of their stories"
Beautiful essay by Loan Tran (also known as Kelly Marie Tran) in
"I had been brainwashed into believing that my existence was limited to the boundaries of another person’s approval." Kudos to Loan for writing this! Star Wars fans can do better.