You played it so nostalgically too, @ajrafael. 🙏🏼 ✨ 🎶 honored to be part of this medley comprised of songs by #aapi artists from days of yore. (check it out on his youtube) • it’s a humbling thing to be part of a time (and community) when all we had was that spark in our eyes — carving a new path that not many has really paved for us before (as far as asianam music is concerned). cheers to all of us who still strive to inspire the world with music & other gifts that we’re given. #aapiheritagemonth #youtubers #asianam #asianamericanpacificislanderheritagemonth
Happy apahm 🌸🥳 i’m celebrating bc @ulamthemovie is now available on dvd 🙌🏽 my documentary chronicles the rise of the filipino food movement sweeping america today. check out the link in my bio to watch!
#apahm #aapi #filipinx #ulamthemovie #femaledirector #filipinofood #filipinofoodmovement #filipina #filipino #documentary #cheflife #pinoy @gunpowder_sky
In case you're in need of inspiration this week, just remember a couple of our favorite asian american women & nonbinary creators were in the same room just two months ago:
1️⃣ @karencheee: comedian, @latenightseth writer, and published writer in @newyorkermag @nytimes @washingtonpost and more
2️⃣ @jesthekid: nonbinary comedy b**e who's shared laughs at @nuyoricanpoetscafe @carolinesonbway @gothamcomedy
3️⃣ @fayedunaway aka bowen yang: q***r comedian, @nbcsnl writer, actor, lip sync extraordinaire, and @forbes 30 under 30.
4️⃣ @iamsandraohinsta: legend.
#boston, looking for an excuse to take a break? here’s the sign you’ve been waiting for. 🎨
thursday 5/23: all expertise levels welcome at our drink & draw. prompts will be provided alongside conversation, so you’re always kept inspired.
art supplies included, but bring your own if you feel inclined. register via linktree in bio. hope to meet you all soon. 🖍🥂
So proud to honor my 동생 (little brother), @kevin.kreider and @petervando of @asianmosaicfund at our @6abcactionnews dinner in celebration of asian pacific american heritage! thank you both for the incredible work you do to empower those in our community and beyond. and don’t ask about the last pic 🤣 #beautyandthebeast #obviouslyiamthelatter also, a heartfelt thanks to our 6abc gm, @bernie.prazenica for hosting and supporting our community and to niki hawkins for working tirelessly throughout the year to make sure our voices are part of our collective 6abc conversation and coverage! #aapi #aapiheritagemonth #asianamerican #giving #givingback #makingadifference #rolemodel
🇰🇷🇰🇷🇰🇷one year since the release of #btsxberklee @berkleecollege !! this was one of the most challenging projects i’ve ever spearheaded, but it all came from a place of wanting to share and appreciate our culture in a public setting, so it was more than worth it. this project is the one that stretched me to be more confident in dancing and singing in korean, so truly a big milestone in my growth as an artist. and with that, it actually allowed me to share my love for kpop which is so prominent in my korean culture. my whole life, i was boxed into being a kpop artist when i never sang in korean, and alternately was made fun of for even liking kpop. this was me declaring my pride for #whoiam fully, korean and american and all. go check out the full vid online 🖤 #apahm
We’re not crying, yo-ok, we’re crying. 😭 @lucyliu is the second asian american woman with a star on the hollywood walk of fame. 🌟
Where will #myasianamericanstory take me next?
quite honestly, i’m not sure. life isn’t so straight forward anymore. for most of my life, i always knew where the path would take me next (see last post). but now, i’ve learned there is no one straight path. there’s been a lot of ups and down as i carve out the identity of the asian-american woman i want to be. the journey has taken me around the world and it’s kept my soul and tummy full.
after walking away from my “dream” job, i knew i wanted to create. i wanted the freedom to tell the stories that i was passionate about and i knew i wanted to use food as the gateway into deeper stories.
outside of instagram, i’m a director and filmmaker working on my first food documentary. i’m an executive producer on a film that’s premiering in cannes. i’m a business woman starting my own media company. i’m a playwright working on my first project to premiere next year which i will also act in.
the past couple years have been about nurturing this seed of the woman i am meant to be. its roots run deep and i can’t wait for it to bloom. #asiangirlboss #appifilmmaker #appidirector
what’s your #myasianamericanstory?