In recent years, the entertainment industry has seen a significant shift towards authentic representation and inclusion of marginalised communities. One nonprofit collective leading this charge is Gold House, dedicated to amplifying the cultural impact and social influence of the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community in the United States.
Championing API People and Stories
Renowned director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy recently took to Instagram to express her admiration for the work of Gold House, highlighting the significance of championing API people and stories. She emphasised the importance of representation, and how it can impact society’s perception of different communities.
Gold House has made it their mission to advance positive representation and inclusion of Asian and Pacific Islander communities across various sectors, including entertainment, media, technology, and business. Their initiatives aim to dismantle stereotypes, advocate for authentic storytelling, and foster API representation at all levels of society.
Ms Marvel Cast and Creators
In their efforts to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of API individuals, Gold House recently recognized the cast and creators of the popular series Ms Marvel. The lead actor, Iman Vellani, who portrays the iconic superhero, Kamala Khan, was honoured by being mentioned in Gold House’s prestigious A100 list.
The A100 list acknowledges Asian Pacific leaders who have substantially impacted culture and society in the past year. Vellani was recognized with the “rising leader who will redefine canon for the Asian Pacific community” award. Additionally, the producer of Ms Marvel, Sana Amanat, and Asad Ayaz, the Chief Brand Officer at The Walt Disney Company, were also acknowledged in Gold House’s A100 list.
The recognition of the Ms Marvel cast and creators underscores their influential contributions to the entertainment industry and their dedication to promoting API representation. It also highlights the importance of representation in mainstream media, where the API community has historically been underrepresented or misrepresented.
Fostering Inclusivity and Representation
Gold House’s continued efforts to encourage inclusivity and representation in the entertainment industry play a pivotal role in shaping a more inclusive and representative landscape for Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the United States.
Their initiatives, such as the A100 list and their partnership with Hollywood studios, aim to promote API representation and diversity in Hollywood. By providing resources and opportunities for API individuals and creatives, Gold House hopes to dismantle stereotypes and promote authentic storytelling that accurately represents the API community.
Additionally, Gold House’s initiatives also extend to other sectors, including technology and business, where they work towards promoting API representation and inclusion at all levels of society. Their advocacy for diversity and representation extends beyond the entertainment industry, as they recognize the significant impact of representation in all areas of society.
As society becomes increasingly diverse, it is essential to recognize and celebrate the achievements of individuals from marginalised communities. Gold House’s commitment to promoting API representation and inclusion in the entertainment industry and beyond is a step towards creating a more inclusive and representative society. Their recognition of the Ms Marvel cast and creators highlights the importance of representation in mainstream media and the significant impact it can have on society’s perception of different communities. Through their initiatives and partnerships, Gold House continues to champion API representation and cultural impact in the United States.