We are all familiar with internet trends that remind us that Black Girls Rock and of the wonderfully strong women who have #BlackGirlMagic, but one high school student is ready for us all to recognize how much Asian people slay.
Caitlin Delim, 17, attends a performing arts school in Las Vegas. The Filipino-American choir major was recently tasked with a project that would end with a product. She then decided to start a campaign that would bring national awareness to the lack of Asian Americans represented in media.
Caitlin asked Asians on social media to use the hashtag #praisintheasian, along with a selfie and/or experience of being misrepresented. Although she was hesitant to be the creator of such a strong and empowering trend, she was inspired by the overwhelming amount of positive posts.
After the hashtag actually started to trend, Caitlin admitted that she felt it was crazy how quickly it took off. In speaking about her campaign, she said, “I really didn’t expect for my hashtag to go anywhere outside of my circle of friends.”
Check out some of the glorious posts of people #praisintheasian below!
hello friends!! im working on starting up a campaign to bring awareness to the lack of asian representation in media!!— honey lemon (@c2itIin) May 6, 2016
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