We are a content generator and aggregator based in Los Angeles, California and we want to celebrate positive race relations and identity in America and around the world. We currently focus on Asian, Black, LatinX, and White people, but also excitedly share stories of Native, Mixed and other people as well. We find content to uplift race relations, see the best of each other and give people positive self-identity. The goal is that people use that perception change to take action and help make the world a better place.
We’re friends who came together to make this because we believe that we have the power to change the world.
Is a stand up comedian, actor, director, writer, cool ass Black guy, cool ass gay guy, cool ass Black gay guy, cool ass gay Black guy comedian...that tells jokes. He's from Philly but based in LA. He mixes personal stories mixed with social commentary to make a point. Folks in LA have started calling him the "Scariest Gay Man in America." Ron finds that hilarious. So he has to talk about himself in third person. It is very weird to him. He does quite enjoy using soaring platitudes to balance the delusions of grandeur. Ron advocates for The Positive Identity because he believes in the good in people, yes you too. You can find his comedy at RonBushOnline.com.
Is a White-American filmmaker by day and a social advocate by night. Born with Asperger’s Syndrome, he’s set out to Hollywood to partner with the outsiders of society like him by making films to tell their stories and support them through advocacy. Stephen’s filmmaking themes focus on stories of people that society thought were bad but were good and are heavily defined by Race Relations, Autism, Identity, Culture and Morality. He has produced films that cover the cultural spectrum and worked with filmmakers from all backgrounds. Stephen deeply loves America and believes its people have done great things… and that there’s more greatness to come.
Is an Asian-American filmmaker dedicated to exploring the stories of women, people of color. As the daughter of refugees, Trish has always been fascinated by the complexities of identity, perceptions of others who are “different”, and what it means to be American as a person of color. Through her work, she aims to bring awareness and inspiration to audiences.
Trish is working with Positive Identity because she believes in helping give people of all identities new voices and ways to speak to society.
Is a Japanese-Filipino-American project manager and digital media nerd with a background in advertising who is intensely curious about life, culture, and society. She was born in the Philippines but grew up in Los Angeles. However, she was fortunate enough to be able to go back to the Philippines and study there for a few years. That experience for her was enlightening and she came back home to Los Angeles with a new passion for life and culture. With Positive Identity, she hopes to bring people from all walks of life together in an optimistic and uplifting way.
social media & content producer
Is an Asian filmmaker from Thailand who traveled across the world to find a bright opportunity in the United States. After graduating from Chapman University, Tham has a strong passion to make and produce films that explore the spectrum of identities by race, sexuality, and personal backgrounds. He hopes to bring in his own diasporic experience to raise awareness of the topic to general people. Now Tham is working with Positive Identity as a Social Media Content Manager because he finds a way to unite people from different backgrounds requires effective communications through modern and accessible media.
Social Media Manager & Content Developer
Born and raised in Elko, NV - the entertainment capital of the world (at least when Cowboy Poetry is involved. Yes, that is a thing). During her final year pursuing a BS in Marketing from the University of Nevada-Reno, she struggled to find creative fulfillment in her upcoming career in the business world. With a fascination with pop culture and fan communities, this desire drove her to join Carnegie Mellon's Master of Entertainment Industry Management.Mikayla is eager to bring her passion for strong narrative storytelling, knowledge of consumer behavior in the marketplace, and industry-specific skills into the world of television and cinema.
In House Editor
Curious to the world around her, Alexis is a filmmaker who loves to travel and explore nature and different cultures. Her mantras in life: to live life intentionally and to “turn lemons into apple juice,” meaning to make the impossible a reality while inspiring others to do likewise. Alexis’s worldwide adventures have fueled her desires to capture what brings people into community with one another through the lens of a camera. She graduated with a BA in Film Production and minor in Animation through Loyola Marymount University, and is eager to bring people together through storytelling.
Leonora Anzaldua is a Chicana filmmaker and photographer. Her passion lies in amplifying the stories of underrepresented peoples and art for social change. Her work includes narrative, documentary, and branded film, as well as portraiture. Her short film, Madrugada quebradiza: The Break of Day," earned an Imagen Award Nomination in the Short Film category. She is also a 2020 ASC Vision Award winner and a semifinalist in the 2020 Breakthrough Science Prize Filmmaker's Challenge.Originally, from San Diego, CA, Leonora was grew up with people of many different cultures and backgrounds--a personal history which fundamentally shapes her life, interests, and approach to storytelling. After training in photography and media studies at Yale University, Leonora began making films in order to create more diverse, positive, and truthful media representations of people of all backgrounds. Thus, The Positive Identity's mission matches perfectly with her own.
In House Editor and Creator
Kayla Sun is an Asian female filmmaker, one of the recipients of the 2020 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Production Grant for her upcoming film “The Locksmith’s Wife”. She is a MFA candidate for Film and Television production at University of Southern California. She is interested in showing Asian characters in natural and non-stereotypical ways. She is working with Positive Identity because she believes this to be a great way of helping people of all backgrounds express themselves and connect with each other.
who believe in a better world for people of all races and backgrounds
From presidents, to ideologies, to colors, to music to even paper or plastic, people rarely agree completely on anything. However, our mentality is this: there will always be disagreement about the methods and system, but if we can save just one life, it is worth it.
Please see supporting articles and papers discussing race relations and positive solutions to human sociology.
Source: Florida International University
Source: North American Council of Adoptable Children
Source: The University of Chicago Press
Source: Psychology Today
Source: National Science Foundation
Source: Public Health Sciences University of Miami School of Medicine
Seth J Schwartz, Jennifer B. Unger, Alan Meca, Elma I. Lorenzo-Blanco, Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, Miguel Ángel Cano, Brandy Piña-Watson, Jose Szapocznik, Byron L. Zamboanga, David Córdova, Andrea J. Romero, Tae Kyoung Lee, Daniel W. Soto, Juan A. Villamar, Karina M. Lizzi, Sabrina E. des Rosiers, Monica Pattarroyo
Source: US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
Source: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Source: Queensland University of Technology
Source: Society for Research in Child Development
Source: US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
Source: Department of Research and Psychology in Education at University of Kansas
Jaclyn Althea Niebergall
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A series of movements designed to create positive gender perception for women.
A series of movements designed to create positive perception on social media.