While you’re watching, the middle portion might seem irrelevant to Linsanity. Watch through to the end. It’ll all make sense, and I promise, it will be worth your while. This will resonate with any fans of Lin who have experienced racism in their lives. Moving and beautiful.
Don’t just “write what you know.” Do better.
Write, firmly believing that imagination is the quintessential self/the quintessential way of “knowing” the world. This imaginative knowing has the potential to dispel barriers that isolate individuals and communities. Exercising imaginative “knowing” allows, always, for a potentially transcendent narrative, that is trans-global, trans-cultural and speaks to our common humanity.
– Jewell Parker Rhodes