Here’s a spin on the classic Spock & Kirk photo :D
As an Asian, I can’t convey how ecstatic I am about having WOC as the
leads and an Asian woman as the captain! So glad that the franchise that’s helped me cope with mental illness is back on it’s path to promoting diversity!!!
I created most of her [Sasha’s] backstory. Scott Gimple and the other writers and I decided on her being a firefighter. But most everything else—her childhood, adolescence—that stuff has been filled in and fleshed out by me. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about Sasha’s relationship with her father. She was raised by a war veteran who had no tolerance for weakness and she was very much a daddy’s girl. She was always striving for his approval and wanting to make him proud. That’s something that she still carries with her, as we all do.