We all like to think of ourselves as peace-loving, but when you are in danger and under threat, it's scary and all-consuming. Sadly, Asian Americans are experiencing this threat now. This latest attack is yet another in a relentless onslaught of violence targeting Asians. It's very traumatizing and has changed the entire landscape of my daily life. If you're tired of hearing about it, we're exhausted from living in fear.
Stay safe and speak out against hate whenever you can. Hoping we can be more of a community than this.
[3-panel comic strip of a short Asian woman with a braid, reflecting on human nature when in danger and under threat. In panel 1, she starts to say, "I am a gentle peace-loving soul..." when an elephant enters the frame in panel 2 and announces, "There's been another violent attack on an Asian person in New York." In panel 3, there is an explosive spread of the same character in war paint and survival gear, yelling a battle cry in bold script, all-caps: "HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF AND MY PEOPLE?!?" Webcomic by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2022, in response to the onslaught of violent hate crimes targeting Asian Americans.]