From harassment and inappropriate “jokes” to horrendous mass shootings, the AAPI community is under attack from white supremacy. It’s not a new attack — anti-Asian racism and violence has a deep, long history in the US — but in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, things are more terrifying and infuriating on this front than they’ve ever been. The consequences: AAPI people are experiencing a ton of fear, anger, and traumatic feelings, and non-AAPI allies are wondering how they can support, care for, and protect the people in their lives and communities.
This discussion with Chriselle Lim, Digital Influencer and Entrepreneur, Sung Yeon Choimorrow, Executive Director of National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF), and Misasha Suzuki Graham, Co-Founder and Co-Host, Dear White Women Podcast, will attempt to house some of these conversations, while acting as a safe space for members and non-members to hear from women in the HeyMama community. We expect this to be somewhat difficult and potentially triggering in all the ways these conversations usually are, so attend with that in mind. Because we know that speaking about something with as much honesty as possible is the best first step towards solving problems and mitigating harm, we’ll be addressing sensitive topics directly, giving raw voice to individuals’ lived experiences. Please join us as we make space, support, and educate ourselves in order to stand with the amazing mamas in the AAPI community.