Spring 2021 Update: Your Purchase Will Support Social Justice For Asians

In case you missed it, I announced that starting April 1st, 30% of all sales will be donated to charitable causes. For the next three months, I will be splitting proceeds to two Canadian charities that are supporting social causes that are important to me. 

The first charity is the Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice (CCNC-SJ), an organization dedicated to educating and advocating for social justice for all Canadians through campaigns. The second charity is Butterfly, which supports Asian and migrant sex workers by advocating for the health, safety, and dignity of sex workers, regardless of immigration status. 

Data from the NYPD indicates that hate crimes against Asians have been on the rise since 2008, further increasing the unjust spread of anti-Asian hate in 2019 at the start of the international spread of COVID-19. In 2008, Asians were the target of 5.2% of aggravated assault victims and has increased to more than 7.7% in 2019. This statistic is only one example of anti-Asian hate. It is not limited to New York or the United States, but includes other big countries like Canada, Germany, and more. 

In light of recent hate crimes against Asian people in North America, I want to support organizations that are fighting for social justice and providing support for vulnerable communities. As a woman of Filipino and Japanese heritage, it is incredibly upsetting to see my friends and family affected by racism and hate crimes and it is my belief that we all need to work together to end anti-Asian hate crimes and protect our most vulnerable seniors, as well as sex workers.

Please consider buying a product from shop, or donate directly to the CCNC-SJ or Butterfly and other anti-Asian hate crimes initiatives in your local area that you can find here and here. And most importantly, stand up for Asian people in your community and fight against racism.

If you see a racist incident please report it to Elimin8hate here

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