I - Inclusive
"I’m inspired by people who are unapologetically themselves in the face of a society that values cis/heteronormativitity."
Z - Zesty
"Introducing new people to my cuisine [is] a challenge I always look forward to."
Y - Yearning
"Kindness and compassion are not a sacrifice — but a nourishment for art."
K - Kinetic
"Never give up."
X - Xtreme
"Always remember to have fun."
V - Versatile
"I love to watch films constantly. Sitting in a room with strangers while we all laugh and cry watching people make believe is exciting for me."
Mai Der Vang
W - Writing history
"When I feel the spark of an idea, or when I read or hear about injustices in the community, country, and world, I feel the challenge set upon me to write."
U - Unapologetic
"Do your work."
O - On the move
"I am constantly reading and actively look for opportunities that will challenge my assumptions about our society and the world around me."
S - Showstopping
"In all that I do, I carry my culture and heritage with me."
Jon Jon Briones
T - Tireless
"Aspire to do what you love, then do it constantly and consistently."
J - Jazzy
"The history of Asian Americans belongs to all of us and celebrating our heritage helps us celebrate those great things and people in our community."