Tag: "Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month"
I wish I had more bands filled with artists who look like me growing up, but I’m not letting that stop me from being that person for the next generation of creators.
idobi recently asked me to write an open letter to the music industry and community to help us stop AAPI hate.
I will be as loud as, or louder than, the colors I use… so that you can be unafraid of being loud, too.
idobi is standing up and shouting about these Asian American businesses, who do the work to make our lives better in local communities. We see you. We hear you. We fight by your side. And you have our support.
When you’re sixteen, you never really look around the room to see if you’re the only Asian person there. It’s not something that occurs to you when you’re so happy to be front row at a show. For me, I was just excited to share a similar interest with other people my age and to be able to talk about bands we enjoyed. I never realized how important it would be to see other people who looked like me on stage and behind the scenes.