In the wake of the Atlanta shooting, Asian women continue to experience objectification through hyper-sexualizing and exoticizing media narratives. However, a new generation of Asian women hopes to assert the power and agency that they hold.
The Asian American/Canadian identity is one rooted in activism, struggle, and solidarity. Lily Zheng and Dr. Vivienne Poy discuss what it means to be Asian in North America, how to belong, and what to advocate for during Asian Heritage Month and beyond.
From the Foreign Miner Tax, Japanese incarceration camp to the recent anti-Asian shootings in Atlanta, a writer recalls the anti-Asian history in America and explains the importance of having such historical knowledge and context to address the current anti-Asian hate crisis.