Teresa Tran

Teresa Tran (she/her) is an American-born Vietnamese writer and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, with a background in theater and community organizing. She has a B.A. in English and Women’s Studies and a B.S.Ed in English Education from the University of Georgia and studied British Literature at the University of Oxford. She is currently writing and directing her own short films and working on her debut novel. You can find her on Twitter at @teresatran__.

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10 LGBTQ+ Asian diasporic TV shows to binge this Pride

Writer Teresa Tran weighs in on the best dramas to celebrate gaysians, this month and beyond

Vietnamese American actress Nguyen Cao Ky Duyen, dressed in blue with a scarf on her head, holds a platter of fruit, in "The Sympathizer."

‘The Sympathizer’ star Nguyen Cao Ky Duyen is no stranger to the spotlight

Writer Teresa Tran chats with the Vietnamese American actress about her recent star-making role

The cover of "Cowboy Cover," with singer Beyoncé, dressed in country western clothing, sits on a white horse while holding an an American flag.

JoySauce reviews ‘Cowboy Carter’

As an Asian American from the South, writer Teresa Tran has big feelings about Beyoncé’s new country album

Casting director Jenny Jue, in a white top and black pants, sits in a chair and smiles against a beige background.

You Can Thank Jenny Jue for Getting Asian American Faces on TV

This talented casting director, with 20-plus years of experience working for directors from Bong Joon Ho to Quentin Tarantino, spills the tea on what it’s really like fighting for representation

An emotional UmaSofia Srivastava in a silver and light purple dress and sash reading New Jersey Teen.

UmaSofia Srivastava Continues the Indian American Miss Teen USA Dominance

The reigning pageant queen reads Sylvia Plath, crushes on Jacob Elordi, and criticizes our workaholic country, not necessarily in that order

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From ‘Star Wars’ Fan Fiction to the Best Sellers List

Debut author Thea Guanzon her enemies-to-lovers romantasy novel and more

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Is This the Best Korean Show on TV Right Now?

Writer Teresa Tran thinks so—after all, it executes a nuanced (romantic!) superhero story better than Marvel and DC

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Meet Faron Medhi, the First Indian American Miss Teen USA

Our resident pageant superfan interviews the 19-year-old Nebraskan winner on life, before and after the title

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Abi Balingit, Creator of the Viral Adobo Chocolate Chip Cookie, Responds to Haters

And she’s here to disrupt our fear of the unknown (and give you the recipe to try yourself)


Miss Universe R’Bonney Gabriel Makes History

Writer and pageant mega-fan Teresa Tran sits down with the first Filipina American woman to win the coveted title

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Emei Is the Chinese American Pop-Rock Artist We’ve Been Waiting For

With the release of her latest song, “Backtrack,” Emei represents the young, ambitious dreamers

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To All the Midnights We’ve Spent with Taylor Swift

The pop queen’s new album implores listeners to come along on her journey of self-discovery—and we’re here for the ride