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Janet Jackson at MTV Icon, 2001

Justin Timberlake and Chris Kirkpatrick swagger on stage to introduce NSYNC’s cover of ‘That’s the Way Love Goes,’ Justin, with a huge grin on his face, keeps shouting out that Janet is fine.

Aaliyah, wearing a one shouldered belly top, hair shiny and bouncy, talks about the importance of Janet’s dancing and how it inspired her.

Destiny’s Child perform ‘Let’s Wait Awhile.’ Beyoncé stands in the center with a belly chain hanging around her waist, blonde braids pulled up in a high ponytail.

Pink, Usher and Mya do an incredible dance tribute choreographed by Wade Robson.

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Cast of Start-Up

Falling deeply in love with BTS in 2019 opened the door for me to enjoy other aspects of Korean culture. When I’d tell people that I was a BTS fan, the next question I’d get is which Korean dramas I watched. Thanks to Netflix and recommendations from friends, I gave one a try. Now almost two years later, I have found the TV genre that speaks to me in so many ways and that makes me, a 35 year old Black Canadian lady, feel seen. Some of the best television I’ve ever watched have been Korean dramas.

I grew up…

I need to write more. I have opinions. I have feelings. I need to allow people to read what I write. So this is the space.

Stay tuned.

Amanda W.

writer. feminist.

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