Life is precious. It has been disheartening to see innocent AAPI lives being taken with bouts of anger and rage. After witnessing the divise harm put forth on our Asian and Black communities, we know that this is bigger than just us. As People of Color, our safety is constantly being threated by white supremacy, and as a secondary trauma, the media has chosen to diminish our pain by coddling and centering the attacker, over and over again.
As a creative safe haven, our mission at Ciel is dedicated to making space to be human. What this means for us, is honoring your stories, and holding space for our local creatives to speak openly about their truth. By witnessing each others stories, we see how connected we all truly are, and that we are just human.
To hold space, we will be collecting video recorded stories form those who have experienced racism, bigotry, misogyny and discrimination within our industry and community in hopes that this will help heal our deep emotional scars. Unity and empathy is our goal. No filters, no egos. We simply want to give you the mic.
Stay tuned for our COMMUNITY series where we shed light on people who have directly been affected in recent times. This is an opportunity to be seen and heard, and take control of the narrative. This is your story, your pain, your scars, your joy. Let people understand these atrocities by hearing it directly from you. LEARN MORE HERE
Check out this full list of AAPI Resources for places to donate and ways to support