Escapism is not a new phenomenon; it’s been going on for as long as people have been telling stories. Through stories, it is possible to hold an entirely new world in your hands; and for a few harmless moments, jump into it, and escape the real one.
Why do we prolong the inevitable by overlooking the subtle or not-so-subtle signs of a dickhead? I have a hunch.
Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series has irrevocably proved that yes, Asian girls can have their own storylines and yes, they do in fact have personalities. Sometimes, however, media representation – particularly when it’s one of the only outlets that appears to properly reflect your identity – can be a little too influential.