Select an AAPI influencer, leader, or individual you are inspired by, then grab your phone/camera to pose like them for a photo.
Write a short paragraph highlighting who they are, what they mean to you, and what it means to be an AAPI in today's culture.
Upload your photo and writing on Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter.
Before posting include the hashtags #AAPIBeSpoken and #StaySpoke. Then challenge 3-5 friends to join our movement.
We challenge fellow self identifying AAPI's to the BeSpoken Movement for the month of May: Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. It's time to express ourselves
Let's do this...
BeSpoken is the next generation of Asian-American & Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in our nation that can and will be spoken. This nation-wide movement is an opportunity for our generation of AAPI’s to have a platform to express ourselves proudly, confidently, and genuinely on who we are and strive to become. Through this project our mission is to bring light to the past and present AAPI leaders who have shattered the bamboo ceiling from generalizations to stereotypes, and set standards normalized throughout our nation-- it is time for us to recognize these individuals as they have shown us that we CAN and are CAPABLE of dreaming our own dream.
Can you name 5 AAPI influencers on the top of your head?
It's harder than you think...
YES OR NO?