Andre Lawes Menchavez

Andre Lawes Menchavez (he/him) is a Filipinx, Indigenous and queer community organizer who uses journalism as a tool of activism, constantly seeking to lift up marginalized communities through his work. He received his bachelor of arts degree in law, societies and justice at the University of Washington and his master of arts in specialized journalism—with a focus in race and social justice reporting—from the University of Southern California. Find him on Instagram at @itsjustdrey.

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Jo Koy’s Downfall Is No Surprise

Writer Andre Lawes Menchavez shares how growing up in the Filipino community, these “jokes” were common

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5 Southeast Asian artists to Watch in 2024

From pop to R&B, these artists are ready to rep the excellence of Southeast Asia in the new year

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Nina Nelson and Queenie Villaluz are Bringing Culture to the Girl Group Renaissance

These two songstresses (and friends!) are doing more than just singing their hearts out—they’re proudly repping Filipino culture

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Perlina Lau’s World Without Men

The star of post-apocalyptic dramedy ‘Creamerie’ talks the show’s mandemic and what an Asian show really looks like

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Alyssa Fox Defies Gravity, and History, as Broadway’s First Asian Elphaba

The Japanese American ‘Wicked’ lead is changing the landscape of Asian representation in Broadway

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Warwick Reider of ‘The Bachelorette’ is Our Sleepy Meme King

This Japanese American heartthrob is ready for love—and a nap!

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Heliaki Uses Fashion as a Movement

The brand honors the Pacific Islands, one culturally focused garment at a time

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‘Yellowjackets’ Star Nuha Jes Izman Braves the Hollywood Wilderness

Writer Andre Lawes Menchavez talks with the queer Malaysian-born actress about censorship and the future of Asian representation

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Ava Van Jenson Is Ready to Find Out If ‘Love Is Blind’

In the fourth season of Netflix’s hit series, the Seattleite gets a second chance at love