Name: Jenny Yang
What she does: Jenny is a comic/writer and the co-producer of Dis/orient/ed Comedy, "the first-ever (mostly) female, Asian American stand-up comedy tour."
Why she's inspiring: Jenny shows her community that it's okay to wander off the path of being a "good Asian." When she started explore comedy as a career that would make her happy, she didn't like unwelcoming scene of "young white guys who always loved to talk about masturbating and smoking weed and why there's so many Latinos in Los Angeles." So, Jenny created her own scene with Dis/orient/ed Comedy, which features "unique comics of diverse race, sexuality and gender not often seen on mainstream comedy club stages." Very nice!
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