You have NO idea how thrilled I am to finally share this with the world. Dear friend and powerhouse @janiobi and I just sold a show to HBO!!! Over the last 2 years, we’ve been quietly plugging away. We dreamed of creating a series built around an Indian American girl, female ambition, and the complicated relationships between immigrant moms and their first gen kids. We poured so much of ourselves into these characters and the world we created.
We partnered with the incomparable @reesewitherspoon any @laurenneu of @hellosunshine (two boss women for which I have *PROFOUND* respect and reverence). Their passion to tell a story centered around two South Asian women means everything to me. Not only that, we have the incredible @Jude Weng championing this as our director.
Amy is Nigerian American. I am Indian America. Jude Weng is Taiwanese American. Three first gen women of color creating a series about a first gen woman of color. With the most prestigious cable channel in the world. With the most kickass female production company in the world, IMHO, @hellosunshine. Thank you HBO for believing in this story. And here’s to some REAL REPRESENTATION of South Asian women on TV!!!! And to creating more opportunities for South Asian writers, directors, and artists alike to rise and SHINE.
World: Here. We. Come
#representationmatters #beyondgrateful #HereWeCome #diversityinHollywood #happyinternationalwomensday #amyaniobi #hellosunshine #reesewitherspoon #judeweng #laurenlevyneustadter #browngirlsrepresent
Guess what...it’s birthday weekend!! And this year ahead, I’m saying YES to SHINING.
I’m saying yes to stepping into power, yes to celebrating life’s little moments, and a **YES** to bringing my most present, authentic self to all I do 🙋🏽♀️ As I turn older, pause, and reflect — I realize my proudest moments aren’t related to achievements. But rather, my pride and joy are directly tied to the amazing people I’ve called into my life.
These amazing humans are my anchors whenever I feel FOMO (which happens often as a mom), get worked up about silly things, or when disappointment sinks in. They are here to listen to me, laugh with me, and hold me close. ❤️ I’m loved for being just me and am reminded of who I am and what I am set out to do. Thank you so much you guys (you know who you are ☺️). For my birthday, my biggest wish is that we all step into our power and bring our authentic selves to this world. That we all surround ourselves with those who lift us higher so that we can become the best versions of ourselves.
Thank you ALL for the bday wishes! Sending lots of love and positivity to you all! #birthdayweekend
I haven’t been posting that frequently, partly because I’ve been trying to be more present, but mostly because I’ve been struggling to find my voice, which is hard to admit given the field I’m in.
Now that I play the role of mom, actress, producer, wife, I have so many tabs open in my brain and it’s been hard to identify what I should say or share on here. I’m actively working on this through a LOT of inner reflection.
I know there’s a lot to say about the hustle of building an acting career (and the not so glamorous side of the industry), producing your own projects, the journey from a corporate career path into the creative, and perhaps there’s even more behind the scenes of my personal life.
I believe that social media isn’t just a platform for self-promotion (although we all know it helps 🙋🏾♀️ ) but rather, it’s a two-way conversation that has the potential to add value to others. And I want the content I share to be helpful to you.
So I’m putting myself out there (ah!) and asking you directly, what do YOU want to see from me? How can I add value to you?
And no matter what guidance you offer like, I only want to see baby pictures! ) 👶🏽 😊 I commit to embracing all of who I am and staying true to me: A midwest gal, with a lot of love in my heart, on a mission to leave this world a little better than how I found it. 📸 @coreyhayesphotos
Happy 1st birthday to our curious, kind, and tenacious little nugget. We love you so much! 💕
Thank u @coreyhayesphotos and @leilani.sunglao 🙏🏽
#throwback to being ~36% younger 👶🏽 Taken at 7 months and now she’s 11 months today! 📸: @laurelcreative
This year. #excusemylanguage
Happy new year from ours to yours! #lastnight #nye #familystyle #2019
A few days late, but happiest of holidays to you! We couldn’t get a money shot of all of us looking into one camera sans someone blinking or making a stink face so this will have to do. Cheers everyone! 🎄