As part of her role, she focuses on intentionally seeking out and creating diverse content that represents the world we live in.
And those efforts aren’t confined to just 31 days.
“It’s so important to support and celebrate the AAPI community, not just in May but all year round,” she shares.
“Especially with the heightened violence against the Asian community — it’s even more crucial to uplift and support the community.
During AAPI Heritage Month I like to share resources on education and celebrate historic contributions from the community.”
“And food is such a big part of Asian culture. My friends and I take turns hosting dinner parties every week and posting the experience to our socials.
We make dishes from Sichuan-style eggplant to Vietnamese steamed rice cakes, Tom Yum Soup, and Korean barbecue. It’s such a great opportunity to show off recipes and cuisines that we’re proud of and share with our community.”
Passing the Mic: Ivy’s AAPI Follow Favorites
While the AAPI community should be celebrated every day, AAPI Heritage Month is still an important opportunity to applaud the achievements and legacy of Asian American and Pacific Island individuals past and present.
From spotlighting creators to celebrating AAPI culture, social media has the power to unite communities. How will you use this month to advocate for the Asian community online?