This week, Diana chats with Sammy Yuen about how he merges his work in the creative and publishing world with his personal passions to help people fight against anti-Asian hate. Sammy shares how he has contributed to his community through his art and self-defense classes, how his relationship to his Asian-American roots and history has evolved, and how he cares for himself throughout all that he juggles. Diana and Sammy also discuss the pleasant surprises that come with seeing how one thing can lead to another, and the significance of community care.
Sammy Yuen (he/him) is an artist, illustrator, designer and self-defense instructor, who has recently merged his personal and professional life to help fight anti-Asian hate. Connect with Sammy at www.sammyuen.com or @sammynycart
Mentioned in this episode:
- Meals for Unity
- Mott Street Girls
- Yu and Me Books
- You Are Not Alone Murals
- See Sammy’s gallery show (starting 9/8/22 through December) with Mott Street Girls at Pearl River Mart to benefit Chinatown businesses that were affected by the pandemic
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