We are a past and a future
This project was born out of the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020. During that summer, we realized that the first step to being anti-racist is to be educated on our Asian American history. We formed a reading circle to discuss current events and books by Asian American authors. Together, we learned more about the variety of Asian American experiences one can have. The experience of learning more about the ways in which our experiences overlapped, and more importantly, where they differed, inspired us to create an online archive dedicated to preserving such stories.
We are a nation of storytellers
Our sense of who we are shines through most in the mythologies and fables of what we tell ourselves and what we tell our children. Here, we solicit and curate those stories, hopefully opening up a new archive of poignant experiences.
We are self-defined and inclusive
Too often, the Asian American story is forced to focus on specific qualities of language, food, and other pre-concieved notions of race. In this space, we break the mold. Our stories are told how we want to tell them, in our own language, in our own flair. Even as our stories are unique, our experiences can be common.