As three Asian-Americans from different parts of the US, we had very different experiences growing up. However, we have all been frustrated with the lack of acknowledgement and general indifference regarding anti-Asian stigmatization and racism that has existed here for generations. It is not only happening now during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are collecting your personal accounts for A Vocal Record, in order to create a record of these often ignored or unreported events; to create a conversation around the magnitude of our collective experiences; and to help the world understand how constant, real, and ever-present these incidents can be. We want to amplify our voices, and raise awareness.
This is an evolving endeavor, and we would love to hear from creatives, writers, activists and influencers who are also passionate about this, and would like to contribute.