Astounding Asians: Yoshiko Kawashima

*I will be using the gender-neutral pronoun “they” since Kawashima’s gender identity is unknown.   Here’s somebody you won’t learn about in history class. *Yoshiko Kawashima. Chinese traitor,  Japanese commander and the genderqueer bisexual legend we all deserve.  Originally named Xianyu, Kawashima was born a Beijing princess in 1907. It wasn’t until they were eight…

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Astounding Asians: Zohra Segal

Zohra Mumtaz-ullah Khan, also known as Zohra Segal, was an Indian actress, choreographer, and dancer who inspired millions over the course of 70 years through her work. As one of the earliest indian actresses to achieve international profile, Segal lived a life full of energy and zest. Born in 1912 into a traditional Muslim family…

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