With Mother’s Day coming up, we’d like to shine the spotlight on some particularly noteworthy Asian moms. These movers and shakers turn the Asian mom stereotype on its head!
Yoko Ono is most widely known for her marriage to John Lennon, but she’s also made a name for herself in art, music, writing, and activism. At 78, Yoko is still going strong, too – she performed with Lady Gaga last October and held a benefit concert with her son Sean Lennon for Japan relief in March.
Kate Gosselin found herself neck deep in fame on reality show Jon & Kate Plus 8, which featured her adorable Eurasian sextuplets and twins. Most recently, she embraced her fame by competing on Dancing With the Stars.
Amy Chua, a.k.a. Tiger Mom, is a Yale law professor. She made some pretty huge waves with her parenting memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Many have criticized her strict parenting philosophy, but her daughters don’t seem to mind. Eldest daughter Sophia has taken to the blogosphere to respond to the controversy with wit and spunk.
Though you may not know her name as well, you’re sure to know her son’s. Kutilda Woods, originally from Thailand, is Tiger Woods’ mom. She most recently came out of the “Woods”work to be a stern-yet-loving guiding voice to Tiger when he needed Mom the most, encouraging him to return to Buddhism and re-examine himself.
Vera Wang started out as a figure skater, but there are a ton of blushing brides who are glad she didn’t make the US Olympics team. She’s designed all sorts of beautiful things, including figure skating costumes! We’re guessing her daughters have got her wedding dress covered?