“I’m Asian and I’m proud of it. I immigrated to Canada 14 years ago from the Philippines with my family. Growing up in Alberta, I’ve experienced Asian hate towards me. I didn’t do anything about it because I needed to survive. But now that I’m older and more aware, I think it is very important that we raise awareness about what is happening.
The hate we are getting and the violence towards us is disgusting. It is scary and I think everyone needs to be aware that we can’t just change where we come from. We can’t change who we are.
I can’t even tell you how hard it is for me to talk to my parents, and tell them to be careful when they’re walking down the street. Just the idea of them getting hurt by someone terrifies me.
We need to raise awareness and we need to stand our ground. Be proud and use your voice.
我是个亚洲人，我对此感到自豪。我14岁时随家人从菲律宾移居到加拿大阿尔伯塔省，亚裔仇恨是我成长中难以摆脱的一部分。那时我不敢反击，长大后我愈发希望让大家了解亚裔仇恨的可怕。请为身为亚洲人感到自豪，请善用你的声音抵制亚裔仇恨。” — Kyle #StopAsianHate