#SouthAsianAnd Identity Campaign

A movement to challenge stereotypes and expand the definition of what it means to be South Asian.


  1. 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.
  2. Some responses made us smile as they debunked myths about our culture...
  3. ...while others made us proud to be members of such a strong community.
  4. Through it all, we were constantly amazed by the diversity of responses we received.
  5. 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.