Your List of Cool #AAPIHeritageMonth Events Around the Web | #APAHM2014

From Smithsonian Asian Pacific America Centre's #Life2014 project. (Photo credit: Pete Pin)
From Smithsonian Asian Pacific America Centre’s #Life2014 project. (Photo credit: Pete Pin)

Today marks the first day of Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. In addition to my month-long blogging series (which I hope you will come back and check out every day), here are some other awesome ways to celebrate AAPI History and Heritage around the web (check the links for details and to participate!

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Seeking Submissions for “Faces of Asian America” AAPI Heritage Month Blog Series

To all my regular and new readers – I am planning a major blogging event for the month of May, to celebrate Asian American Heritage Month. To that end, one of my regular features will be “Faces of Asian America: Being…” which will highlight Asian Americans in various walks of life that challenge the East Asian, STEM-oriented, Model Minority Myth notions of Asian American identity.

Basically, I want to highlight the broad diversity of Asian America, and I’m looking for your help to do it!

Are you:

  • Self-identified Asian American who is Southeast Asian or Pacific Islander? Or…
  • In an “unusual” career path (musician, artist, writer, llama herder)? Or…
  • A member of the LGBTQ community (a major theme this year!)? Or…
  • Struggling with a chronic health condition (a major theme this year!)? Or…
  • Refugee status, first-, second-, or undocumented immigrant (a major theme this year)? Or…
  • Strongly religious, or atheist? Or…
  • Some other unique or fun identity that you’d like to see explored this May?

If you are interested in being highlighted and/or you know someone who would be perfect for thisplease contact me by email (jenn@reappropriate.co) or Twitter (@Reappropriate)!

Also, please share this post widely! Thanks!

(Also stay tuned, because based on the people who have already signed on, this May is already looking awesome!)