‘Angry Little Girls’ Goes Hollywood
The blunt exchange is from Angry Little Girls, the adorably angst-y comic strip by Lela Lee. Ever since I was a shy, awkward high-school kid, I devoured the weekly series, which follows the struggles of an Asian-American third-grader named Kim. While cute as a Sanrio character, Kim is one sassy sista. When another little girl complimented her on her English skills, she fired back, “I was born here, you dumbass!” The cartoons—featured on T-shirts, wallets and tote bags—helped to empower a generation of girls that was taught to never cause a stir.