Every few days, I'm hearing about more unprovoked, violent attacks on Asians in New York City. With everything that is happening, the incidents get buried in other news and it feels like nobody cares, but the Asian American community definitely feels it. It's a scary time for us.
[4-panel comic of an Asian girl with a bun, coping with the rise of unprovoked violence and harassment against Asians in America in the pandemic. In panel 1, with a nervous expression, she says "I am scared to be in crowded places." In panel 2, eyes glare at her from the shadows: "I am scared of going outside after dark." Panel 3 is chaotically drawn disembodied "Scream" face with a bun. Text reads, "Terrified of riding the subway." In panel 4, she nervously scans the subway platform while she waits for a train, wearing a face mask and a hood over her head. Text reads, "Scared is the new brave." Autobio comic strip by Connie Sun, cartoonconnie, 2022.]