It's May Day and Asian American Pacific Islander heritage month!
To celebrate of the labor of AAPI artists, this Asian American artist is getting an award!
On Wednesday, May 4th the White House is celebrating AAPI Artists and Storytellers who've "used unique channels and diverse platforms to tell powerful stories, increase awareness around key AAPI issues, and encourage diversity and inclusion in all sectors of society."
Guess who's going to D.C.?!
"These ten individuals were selected for their leadership and tireless work to raise the visibility of diverse AAPI experiences and create dialogue around issues the community faces."
Read more about the group here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/champions
Watch the livestream on Wed., May 4th at 2pm: www.whitehouse.gov/live
I am at a loss for words.
The lifeblood of our nation, and our world, pulses through human beings of all colors and classes. Each one of us is part of that interconnected body. Each voice, each unique contribution is the medicine needed to heal this world.
I'm proud that my efforts to ensure all people have access to their own creative capacity and the tools to tell their own stories is valued by the White House. I am thrilled my passion for putting art and creative expression as central to social justice work will be highlighted in such a way.
Speak kindly to the scared, uncertain, and sometimes desperate voice inside yourself, but don't listen to it.
Listen to the voice that insists on having the biggest life possible.
Here's a little look back on some of the projects I've led over the past 10 years.
I look forward to many more decades of telling stories to change the world!