The movement for equality has a role for all of us. Whether you identify as AAPI, or a woman, there’s a place for you in working towards a better world for all of us. Sometimes it can be overwhelming knowing where to start, or if your actions will make a difference.
At the Warrior Queen Project, we believe in starting with ourselves, first. Every day we see AAPI women and girls bravely define themselves through their voice, determination, boldness, fierceness and sisterhood. How do you define yourself through these lenses? Download our Action Kit for help developing each of these traits that will help you become a strong member of the community.
Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi, India is an inspiration in many ways, but mostly because she did what she believed was right in the face of corporate power play, greed and colonialism. Her legacy fueled India’s independence nearly 100 years later. Whatever your own battles in this modern era, your impact can be long-reaching.
Choose to Act
Making a choice to act against hate today is a serious signal that you value people of different experiences. Your involvement is needed! Desmond Tutu famously said, ““If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” You’ve chosen to support a worthy cause.
Share Your Story
Sharing your own story can be a powerful way to use your voice to create change. Education is a key way to eliminate hate, and your story can teach others.
Take Care of Your Self
Fuel your determination through acts of self care. Whether it’s taking time to intentionally rest, or spending time in nature, taking care of yourself is a necessary part of doing the work of advancing equality. No one can pour from an empty cup, so take the time to recharge yourself.
Pick Up the Phone
Calling your local representatives or setting a time for a community meeting are bold actions. Letting others know you care makes it easier for them to make a positive difference.
Create a Community
None of us can fight hate alone, and there are plenty of people arouond you who want to make a difference. Make sure you fiind a community who can support you along the way. Get friends together to volunteer locally, or organize a petition drive. Creating a strong coalition is the best way to stand up to hate.
Working for equality is a hard job. The movement needs resilient people like you to keep it moving forward. Use our Action Kit as a place to start your individual journey.