- This summer, the Washington Leadership Program Class of 2015 launched a Twitter campaign to challenge common stereotypes about the South Asian American community. The purpose of our #SouthAsianAnd hashtag was to allow people to express the different identities they held in addition to being SouthAsian.
- Some responses made us smile as they debunked myths about our culture...
- — Neha Sampat (@NehaMSampat)Thu, Jul 09 2015 14:22:51
- ...while others made us proud to be members of such a strong community.
- — ANNA JOHN (@suitablegirl)Mon, Jul 06 2015 15:15:27
- — ANNA JOHN (@suitablegirl)Mon, Jul 06 2015 15:20:05I like to think I break stereotypes, but she's an Indian girl in the U.S. Air Force who enlisted. Didn't do ROTC or reserves. #SouthAsianAnd
- Through it all, we were constantly amazed by the diversity of responses we received.
- — Vid Prabhakaran (@EnergyAtty)Thu, Jul 23 2015 18:59:31
- — ANNA JOHN (@suitablegirl)Mon, Jul 06 2015 15:04:46I'm 40, I've never been married, zero kids and not only am I ridiculously happy, my mom never mentions either to me. https://twitter.com/southasianand/status/618069774648651777 …
- — Smithsonian APA (@SmithsonianAPA)Sat, Jul 04 2015 10:18:10Thank you for the ❤️ @SouthAsianAnd ! https://twitter.com/southasianand/status/617091535344111616 …
- — We The South Asians (@SouthAsianAnd)Sat, Jul 25 2015 13:40:18
- More people joined the conversation and took it beyond stating their identity. They shared what being South Asian means to them, and how it has influenced their careers and lives.
- — We The South Asians (@SouthAsianAnd)Thu, Jul 02 2015 13:55:01
- — Shuchi Goyal (@shuchinotsushi)Tue, Jul 07 2015 13:07:12@SouthAsianAnd My identity is important to me because I used to think I belonged to no country. Now I realize I'm lucky to have two!
- — Aruna Miller (@arunamiller)Tue, Jul 21 2015 01:02:40@SouthAsianAnd My ethnic heritage is my foundation,much like roots are 2 a tree & America gave me the environment to grow to great heights.
#SouthAsianAnd Identity Campaign
A movement to challenge stereotypes and expand the definition of what it means to be South Asian.