Dec 14, 2021
On today’s show, Liz talks with May Lee – The Accidental Activist, another Forbes 50 over 50 Impact winner. May grew up in Dayton, Ohio. As she tells it, as one of very few Asians in her community, she defied the Asian stereotype by becoming a television journalist rather than a doctor or lawyer. She had a humble start in Redding, California, learning her craft by doing everything—including carrying the 50 lb camera to her stories. Her success there led her to much bigger TV jobs, both in the US and Asia, where she launched The May Lee Show to highlight stories of Asian women.
Today, she continues that show as a vlog on YouTube. However, the show has changed a bit in the last 18 months. As the pandemic started and anti-Asian hate began to rise, May pivoted her show to tell the important stories about issues affecting the AAPI community. May also teaches a journalism course at USC on how Asians are portrayed in journalism.
Join Liz as she talks to May about what needs to change in education, government, and corporations to wake up America on these issues.