Our Asian Pacific American diaspora is a richly diverse community encompassing a multitude of varying cultures and languages. While there are differences, we also share common experiences, beliefs and attitudes that helped shape us. Many of us grew up with a narrow definition of who were allowed to be, not quite fitting in with either the dominant or our ethnic cultures. We oftentimes grew up feeling liked we lacked permission to be ourselves and to shine.
The mission of the collective is to create a community of AAPI women who want to connect intentionally through workshops and events designed to empower us to reclaim ourselves and shine. While we do the work on ourselves, our concurrent mission is to uplift the AAPI community by donating 100% of proceeds from all events to individuals and organizations serving our community.