I'm writing my third story about anti-Asian hate crimes, specifically against elders. I pause writing to cry. Last year, when I wrote that "Kung Flu" is racist, people said: "It's not real racism." A year later, I am mad. Words have power, and I'm using every word I've got.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP: Please support and report hate incidents to @StopAAPIHate. Read AAPI news on @NextShark and @ResonateVoices. Share this graphic. instagram.com/p/CLXj7OurMs_/
I am overwhelmed by the response to this tweet. Here's the story that I spent the past few days putting together. Thank YOU to all who are sharing & speaking up. oprahmag.com/life/a35604044…

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23 Feb
This is the story that I mentioned yesterday. I hope that we can move the conversation forward and #StopAsianHate.
Thanks so much to @StopAAPIHate, @DionLimTV, @danielwuyanzu, @danieldaekim, @henrygolding, and @SimuLiu for being part of the national conversation. Thanks especially to Simu Liu and Henry Golding for answering my questions with such thought and care.
I must thank the intrepid @oprahmagazine team: @ariannagdavis @elenawonders @BrieSchwartz for shepherding this story through from idea to publication. I am forever grateful that Arianna has asked me to write about what's happening to the AAPI community.
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