COVID-19 Safety Not Stigma: Evelyn

AAPIs (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) are continuing to experience hate and blame for the COVID-19 outbreak. The Surgeon General recently referred to the outbreak as a “Pearl Harbor moment” (also “9/11 moment” invoking Islamophobic rhetoric) and President Trump’s new xenophobic ad wrongly implies former Washington State governor, Gary Locke, is a Chinese National to whom Biden defers. Locke is actually a Chinese American who was born and raised in Seattle. When our leaders propagate this type of anti-Asian messaging and imagery, the consequences are immediate and severe. The nonprofit group Stop AAPI Hate has now logged over 1,100 incidents of coronavirus discrimination against AAPIs. You can help by reading and sharing. Thank you.

I am a strategist.
I am an organizer.
I am a neighbor.
I am Taiwanese-American.


Pictured: Evelyn is a Taiwanese-American, born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i and currently residing on lands of the Duwamish people in Seattle, WA. They are a gadfly at heart, ready to bring people to action.

COVID-19 Safety Not Stigma is a portrait campaign to help combat increased discrimination against People of Color (POC) during COVID-19, raise awareness about the disproportionate impacts of coronavirus on POC communities, and prioritize safety instead of stigma by the public.

Safety notes: These photos were taken at safe distance outside using a 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens. I wore a mask and sanitized my equipment immediately following. Please remember the CDC recommends at least 6-ft or more of distance from those outside your family cluster.

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