A Unique Perspective
This series endeavors to introduce images that highlight the Asian experience. A visual conversation introducing a culture that one might not be acquainted with invites a dialogue with the viewer.
Anti-Asian bias attacks have taken a more violent turn since COVID. Acknowledging this reality, it is critical that we embrace what the members of the local Asian-American community and their allies are calling for: people to educate themselves and end the hate.
Having been a child therapist, I would advocate beginning with our children. Familiarity with diverse cultures produces a foundation of trust and connection. An integrated preschool environment that invites positive interaction creates the foundation for a healthy acceptance of similarities and differences.
As adults, a similar path needs to be encouraged. Art has the capacity to inform by developing media that offers exposure to a variety of backgrounds. As people learn to embrace others with varied orientations and ethnicities, lives will be enriched through a greater understanding of each other.