MY SCRIPT MY VOICE
My Script My Voice is an arts-based project that aims to showcase Anti-Asian racist experiences of East-Asian youth and their families. My Script My Voice is guided by arts-based and community-based approaches, with a focus on visual storytelling as a medium of youth empowerment and co-creation of knowledge. We are interested in understanding how youth and their families navigate the impact of Anti-Asian racism and how you take care of yourselves and others during this challenging time. We invite you to join us and share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences on Anti-Asian racism.
This initiative is led by
Prof. Lin Fang at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
In collaboration with
Hong Fook Mental Health Association (HFMHA)
The Asian Canadian Living Archive (TACLA)
The Hong Fook Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)
May to August 2021
After completing focus groups and interviews with East-Asian youth, our research team identified three components for analysis:
What is Anti-Asian racism (AAR) and how is it formed?
What are youth's experiences with AAR and what is the impact?
What is the link between AAR and identity?
Uncomfy Convos is a series of four sessions, each featuring a guest speaker who will share their lived experiences and honest opinions on coming face-to-face with being racialized. Topics will cover inter-Asian and inter-Chinese racism, the impact of the model minority myth, internalized racism, and navigating different identities.
November 2020 - January 2021
Are you an East Asian youth aged 12-25 and living in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)? Take part in our photo story initiative!
Reflect on your wellbeing and reactions to the pandemic through photography and visual art.
Share your thoughts and emotions at this time and submit your photo story to be included as part of an online exhibit.
Create a photo story to show how COVID-19 has impacted your mental health, your relationships, and your experiences with anti-Asian racism. Share with us in 1 photo (or more) and a brief description of your photo story.