Token Talk is presented by Racebending.com (tumblr link), a media action organization that originally formed to protest the “whitewashing” of The Last Airbender film based on the Avatar: The Last Airbender animated television series. Racebending.com has grown to organize programming for pop culture conventions such as San Diego Comic-Con International. We feature panels about diversity in media (including discussions of Asian American Pacific Islanders as comic book heroes).
Token Talk is a way to continue those conversations about underrepresented communities in pop culture. The show itself is broadcasted from Meltdown Comics in Hollywood, CA and produced by XSN, an online shopping network that dubs itself as “QVC 2.0.”
At its core, we want this to be a show that promotes work or products by, for, or about underrepresented groups. We want to do more than boycott whitewashed works. Show the industries you want to see more representation by voting with your dollar and supporting diverse works. We hope to encourage viewers to use their consumer power to support work done by diverse communities and show representation isn’t just about having a “token” [insert marginalized descriptor here] person. We hope to entertain viewers but also enrich, inform, and get them to discover and buy cool, diverse stuff, too!
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Dariane Nabor – Host/Co-producer
Cat Manabat – Co-producer
Melodie Miu – Show Coordinator
Denica Nabor – Social Media
Jerome Villarin – Set Photographer
Justin Sewell – XSN CEO
Tyler Lane – Live Graphics Design
Omar Antonio Figueroa – Tricaster
Heather Bronge – Audio Engineer
Peter Ngaou – News Contributor
Angela Gomez – Logo Design
Jonathan Chau – Theme Composer
Marissa Lee – Racebending.com