Stop AAPI Hate

Hate crimes towards Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have gone up 1900% nationwide. Support victims and survivors of these attacks through this page

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About Me

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My name is Lynn, and I’m the founder of a company called @societynine, a modern femme sports brand providing boxing gear and sportswear that empowers women and their fight.

I’m a first gen, Vietnamese American woman, and proud daughter. I’m passionate about speaking on racial and social equity issues, gender pay disparities, and double standards towards women in business, sports and fitness.

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My Links

From Society Nine, to using my voice, to topics that are important to me.

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Society Nine

Whether you have championship belts and medals to your name, or you’re throwing a punch for the first time, we design products and we have a community that celebrates you and your fight, no matter what it looks like.

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ChedHer Series for International Women’s Day at the NYSE

One of my proudest moments was being invited to speak at International Women’s Day in 2020 at the New York Stock Exchange with Cheddar Media for their ChedHer series. In it, I talk about how important it is that we as women move ourselves away from scarcity to abundance by celebrating each other.

🎨 by @girlpowerillustrations

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The Society Nine: Fight Within Podcast

Our podcast interviews and celebrates the stories and journeys of our guests, with topics ranging from racial, gender, body and social equity issues within the sports, health and wellness space and the intersectionality of it all.

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Ignoring The History Of Anti-Asian Racism Is Another Form Of Violence

My dear friend Dr. Connie Wun wrote this critical piece for Elle.

“Many conveniently imagine that our communities are unscathed in a white supremacist world. They are wedded to the “model minority” fantasy, which characterizes all Asians as economically successful and well-off. In reality, more than 12 percent of the Asian American population lives below the federal poverty level, “ranging from 6.8 percent of Filipino Americans to 39.4 percent of Burmese Americans.” Additionally, according to the National Women's Law Center, Hmong and Cambodian women earn 61 and 57 cents, respectively, for every dollar white, non-Hispanic men make. These numbers, sadly, do not account for Asians who work in the informal economy, including domestic labor and sex work. This fantasy also does not account for our 1.7 million undocumented community members, many of whom don’t have access to economic relief payments, health care, or public attention.”

Follow them at @seewun // @aapiwomenlead

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Stop AAPI Hate

As a first gen, Vietnamese American woman and proud daughter of war refugees, it’s been traumatizing for me to witness the horrific spike and surge in AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) hate crimes since the emergence of COVID, thanks to the previous administrations hateful and racist rhetoric.

Stop AAPI Hate, a non profit that reports and tracks hate crime towards AAPI, recorded 2,808 incidents of anti-Asian discrimination across the U.S. from its inception on March 19 to Dec. 31, 2020. Another organization, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, recorded more than 3,000 hate incidents in their self-reporting system since late April 2020 – by far the highest number in the tool's four-year history.

The lack of media coverage of all this until only recent has spurred renewed conversations about how the Model Minority myth (racist in its origin) has created an environment by which the racism that AAPI communities experience is invalidated. As you are evaluating how you can make change, please don’t let us die in silence.

🎨 by @ashlukadraws

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Protect Our Elders: A Movement Against Asian American Violence

“For many Asians in America, much of this hesitation around speaking up — especially in matters of social justice — comes back to the infamous "model minority" myth, which falsely characterizes Asian Americans as a monolithic, law-abiding group that achieved success in America because of their cultural values.

While the myth as we know it today was circulated by white journalists and politicians in the '60s, its origins actually go back to the mid-1800s, when the first Chinese laborers were brought to the US. In "The Racial Triangulation of Asian Americans," Claire Kim describes how, during that era, white elites directly pitted Asians against other marginalized groups fighting for civil rights. They propagated the stereotype that Asians were successful immigrants because of their lack of interest in politics and social justice — overtly letting Asians know that they had to remain apolitical and keep appealing to whiteness to maintain their "superior" minority status.

Knowing that, it hardly comes as a surprise that many Asian Americans now have trouble engaging in public social advocacy — even when it comes to our own interests.”

Read this all important piece in Paper Magazine by Eda Yu.
🎨 by @edacyu and @myles.tho

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Resources for the Movement for Black Lives

From workplace resources, to must read literature, to bail and legal funds, to ongoing teachings and knowledge from today’s activists, AIGA put together an exhaustive list as a starting point that everyone should tap as we all work to dismantle systemic racism in our country and our communities.

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Native land awareness

It’s so important we recognize and understand the Indigenous lands we occupy, as they were colonized and stolen, in order for us to put together building blocks for a new future united and in solidarity with Native communities. Use this map to learn about the land you are on.

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