Jasmine An's 90s Favorites
Here is a list of five kids' TV shows (and one movie) from the 90s that made a significant impression upon my younger self.
1. The Lion King
- My parents claim that when I was two or three I watched this movie every day for at least 150 days straight.
- What kid doesn't want to watch an alien learning to ice skate?
- Vivid memories of the episode where you learn how bowling balls are made still haunt me to this day; also featured in that episode is If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, which remains one of my favorite picture books.
- Please don't mention anything about Zoboomafoo in my presence, ever.
- I was homeschooled until 11th grade. At some point in my younger years, I think I actually believed school meant hanging out with an awesome lady and her lizard and getting shrunk into raindrops or red blood cells.
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JASMINE AN is a queer, third generation Chinese-American who comes from the Midwest. A 2015 graduate of Kalamazoo College, she has also lived in New York City and Chiang Mai, Thailand, studying poetry, urban development, and blacksmithing. Her first chapbook, Naming the No-Name Woman (2016), was selected as the winner of the 2015 Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in HEArt Online, Stirring, Heavy Feather Review, and Southern Humanities Review. Her soulmate and forever muse is Sun Wukong, the Monkey King. Currently, she can be found in Chiang Mai continuing her study of the Thai language.