AWI Our Stories Our Voices presents: Check All That Apply: Moving Past Labels, Embracing our Identities
The Our Stories, Our Voices festival celebrates AAPI mental health stories told by AAPI filmmakers and artists. Over two days, filmmakers, mental health professionals, and community leaders will lead insightful, interactive workshops focused on the unique experiences of AAPI people and their mental health. You can see them all on the Our Stories, Our Voices information page!
For many Asian and Pacific Islander people, the term ‘AAPI’ can elicit conflicting feelings. Although intended to unify and signal community, the acronym can also feel incomplete or inauthentic to some, especially those who hold other identities. This session will explore how people with multiple identities navigate the world and the labels thrust unto them and the mental health impacts of this constant balancing act. Amanda Lederle will facilitate a conversation with filmmakers Emilie Cheung and Rosie Pidcock, and art therapist Sharon Uy, using their films as a springboard for a conversation on the value of labels, redefining community, and the importance of self worth.
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