Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month: Resources, Media, and Businesses to Suppor - JeffreyM

Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month: Resources, Media, and Businesses to Suppor

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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a time to honor the rich cultures, traditions, and contributions of the AAPI community. One meaningful way to celebrate is by exploring and supporting AAPI-owned resources, media, and businesses. Here’s a guide to some exceptional AAPI-owned entities you can support this month and beyond.

AAPI-Owned Media

Gold House is an organization that supports and amplifies AAPI voices in media and entertainment. They produce content, host events, and run initiatives like #GoldOpen, which promotes AAPI-led films. Supporting Gold House means supporting a broader representation of AAPI stories in mainstream media.

  • Asian American News Outlets

Supporting AAPI-focused news outlets like NBC Asian America, NextShark, and AsAmNews helps ensure that AAPI stories and issues are highlighted in the media landscape. These platforms provide news and features on AAPI communities, culture, and achievements.

AAPI-Owned Resources

This organization focuses on empowering AAPI women and girls through leadership training, advocacy, and community-building initiatives. Supporting their programs or participating in their events helps promote gender equity and leadership within the AAPI community.

An essential resource for addressing hate and discrimination, Stop AAPI Hate tracks and responds to incidents of anti-AAPI bias and violence. Supporting this organization through donations or volunteering can help combat hate and promote safety for AAPI individuals.

AAPI-Owned Businesses

  • Sun Noodles: Founded by Kenshiro Uki, Sun Noodles supplies artisanal noodles to top ramen shops and offers DIY kits for making ramen at home.
  • Omsom: Created by sisters Vanessa and Kim Pham, Omsom provides starter kits that make it easy to cook authentic Asian dishes, celebrating the culinary traditions of various Asian cultures.
  • Tower 28 Beauty: Founded by Amy Liu, this brand offers clean, non-toxic beauty products designed for sensitive skin, focusing on inclusivity and transparency.
  • Golde: Co-founded by Trinity Mouzon Wofford, Golde offers superfood-boosted essentials for health and beauty, making wellness more accessible and fun.
  • Year & Day: Founded by Kathryn Duryea Wyndowe, Year & Day provides beautifully designed tableware to elevate everyday dining experiences.
  • Wee Gallery: Created by Surya Sajnani and Dave Pinto, Wee Gallery designs artful toys and learning tools for babies and children, supporting early development.

Explore these resources, engage with AAPI media, and support AAPI businesses to make a positive impact. Let’s celebrate the vibrant and diverse contributions of the AAPI community this month and throughout the year.

Happy AAPI Heritage Month!

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