A Filipino American Immigrant Unlearns Racism
"We were conditioned to think of Blacks as inferior through American media in the Philippines. It took me a while to understand that this type of thinking had no place. I had to educate and unlearn myself to liberate from racism. This painful process of unlearning happens when you study history. "
London, United Kingdom
Make Space for Creatives of Color
"I want to produce the stories of those who are seeking to see themselves in popular culture and society. It’s my chance to change the conversation for the next generation in my family or that stranger who just needs to see a person who looks like her is making things happen, so she knows that her voice matters too.”
From Vietnamese Refugee to U.S. Military Officer
"It has been a long road to becoming a Lieutenant Colonel, especially as an Asian American. I get asked a lot of questions: How did you become an officer? Were you born in the United States? What I can say is that I have had to work much harder to achieve the level of respect and achievement that I have today."
Los Angeles, CA
Family Ties and Bridging Cultures
"When I was six years old, I realized that my mother was so sad because she didn’t have a family. Her father left Jamaica to return to China with a second wife and some of his children from his first wife; she was left behind because my grandmother didn’t want her to go with him."