Performance artist and writer Kristina Wong talks about her career, her emphasis on creating a new perspective, and the loneliness of being on the road. She also discusses her current work “The Wong Street Journal”, a show which explores the economy, white privilege, and Africa. (Ken’s Intro: End Times)
Kristina Wong is a performance artist, comedian and writer who has been presented across North America, the UK and Hong Kong. Her most notable touring show “Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” looked at the high rates of depression and suicide among Asian American women and toured dozens of venues across the United States. She’s been a commentator for American Public Media’s Marketplace, PBS, and Huffington Post, and a guest on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and FX’s “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell”. Her most recent stage show “The Wong Street Journal” navigates White Privilege as an Asian American “Mzungu” in East Africa. In 2017, Kristina released a six-part web series “How to Pick Up Asian Chicks” on YouTube.