405 19 May 2018

Today is the first day of asian american and pacific islander heritage month and there’s a few things that have been on my mind i’m having trouble putting into words.
despite living in san francisco (where i’m rarely the only asian person in the room) in the age of the internet, there are still times when i become extremely aware of my non-whiteness in the creative community — particularly in the world of self-employed designers. i am not sure what this means to me personally, or if it should mean anything at all, but it’s an awareness that continues to shape who i am.
as i’m writing this post, i also recognize how little initiative i’ve actually taken to educate myself on the work of asian american creatives over the years. i can count the asian american creatives whose work i am familiar with on two hands. it’s utterly embarrassing and i feel compelled to take time this month to seek out their work and their stories.
all this to say, thank you to the asian american authors, artists, humans who explore, create, share, and those who help amplify our voices, experiences, and points of views. you give people courage to create. you give people courage to own all they are. you give people courage to be.
📸 by @hahnbo speaking of asian american creators making rad work - check out emanuel’s work ❤️)

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@seulghi May 2018


@angiehilem May 2018

Hi i love this pic of your pretty face and i miss you!

@jiwonks May 2018

Awww you two know each other @hahnbo great pic of ya, dohee!!

@fastest_dumpling May 2018


@kelseykattt May 2018

Yesssss @schmohee this!!!!!!!!

@mamacitascafe May 2018

Thank you for sharing!!! you are bad ass, we appreciate you so much. btw check out @geneluenyang who is an amazing graphic novelist!

@anniekoalas May 2018

Beautiful! 💕💕

@cleanmissionsf May 2018

Thanks for sharing! i love the positivity you are spreading ☺️

@hsrhim May 2018

So pretty❤️ and post 👍🙌🏻

@hiddenvices May 2018


@makelearndo May 2018

So when do we start your asian americans interviews or something or other project? 😊

@kat.kuan May 2018

I agree!! thanks for shedding light to this important topic! 🙌

@amysjcho May 2018

Loveee 💘

@azn.pwr May 2018

Recognition and representation. we need more of it 🙌🏼

@veronica_giomini May 2018


@kelseylmorin June 2018

You are just the cutest thing.

@lolmel October 2018

Love! 💓

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