Revolution 9: Nine Alt Faves for AAPI Heritage Month
Y’all, it’s been a minute! The leaves have scattered, the snow has fallen, and the bulbs have bloomed since Three of Swords has been on hiatus, but babe, she’s back in black. What a good time to be back, too, because it’s time for…AAPI Heritage Month! For those unfamiliar, let’s break out the Wiki definition:
“Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is observed in the United States during the month of May, and recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.”
From May 1st - 31st, the U.S. highlights the achievements of Asian-American & Pacific Islander individuals. How can you do this, you may ask? Some easy go-tos include reading books from AAPI authors, following & supporting AAPI activists, & purchasing from AAPI businesses. Now, it’s pretty apparent how I feel about performative action when it comes to celebrating people of color (see: here). Three of Swords strives to not only honor AAPI creatives when it’s the “right” time to do so, but when we feel compelled to celebrate their strength, art, & unique contributions to film, fashion, music, etc. We’ve touched upon their phenomenal creations numerous times (see: here & here), but the hits are endless. This May, we’ll be shining a spotlight on a handful of our alt/goth AAPI faves. Featuring influencers, musicians, & films, these 9 picks are unusual, eclectic, & provoking in the best & deliciously oddest of ways.