#StopAsianHate

To my Asian and Asian-American siblings: I see you. My heart goes out to each and every one of you. We matter, and we deserve better.

To my non-Asian friends: Thank you to those who have reached out and expressed support. Thank you to those who have been allies even before now, and to those who are confronting misbeliefs and bigotry. There’s still a lot of work to do.

Growing up East Asian-American in the SF Bay Area/Silicon Valley, I have always had a complicated relationship with race, activism and advocacy. The model minority bullshit myth and prejudices between PoC communities distract from the deeply rooted inequities of a fundamentally racist system, propagated by certain public figures. But ours is a generation that is speaking out — that is calling on our society to finally hear and amplify our voices. #StopAsianHate #StopAAPIHate

Here are a few of the resources I’ve seen floating around, not meant as a definitive list but just a place to get started. As I’m sure you know, social media activism alone is not a substitute for doing the work to educate yourself and support the Asian/AAPI individuals and organizations in your community.

Information & Donation

Mental Health Resources for AAPI

Some (of my Favorite) Books by Asian Authors