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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‘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


P-pop Boy Band ALAMAT is All Love, No Fear

The dynamic, diverse group uses their music to honor Philippine history and culture

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‘Drag Race’s’ Anetra is a Queer Asian Force to be Reckoned With

An interview with the duckwalking queen making history this season


How Teen TikToker Zoe Gabriel Went From Bullied to Triumphant

A viral post got people thinking about how ‘luxury’ can mean different things to different people


BGYO is Creating the Blueprint for Philippine-Pop

Meet the boy band primed for P-pop world domination

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We Can’t Stop Watching ‘Love Is Blind’

The Netflix hit is pure guilty pleasure delight, but sure shows that not all representation is good representation

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Filipinx American Fashion Brand Bago Is Weaving Back History

With ethically sourced, culturally responsible streetwear designs, the LA-based company is breathing new life into a dying practice

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‘It is so powerful to be an Asian woman’

Jill Chin from ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ sits down with JoySauce to talk about finding love, on TV and beyond