awkwafina Since I’ve entered this industry, my team - costume, hair and make-up, in every set were my friends, my therapists and my rocks. They and their hard work are incremental in our process. Right now, we need to make sure that there is a stable industry for these guys to come back to work to, because we need them and they are important. So wear a fucking mask and #savethearts
awkwafina I watched the video of George Floyd with my grandma. She wept when he called for his mama. She said “if I wasn’t so old, I’d be out there too.” Sickened by how many times I’ve seen this, as a POC, as an American. Racial injustice is a tangible, real thing, and to see how people have come out in droves across the world, the sense of unity you feel to your core when marching, to call for change, was one of the most incredible things to witness.
We owe so much to the black community, because their contributions are molded into everything we consume, love and idolize. But we have to do it with respect, acknowledgment and awareness. We have to listen, and we’ll make mistakes. But we have to listen. BLACK LIVES MATTER.
If you are in a position to donate: go to blacklivesmatter.com, or any organization of your choice that you believe in, and that helps the call for justice. Please share those orgs in the comments!
awkwafina This is an extreme honor, and I am so thankful to @goldhouseco for this and everything they do. They have proved to be an incredibly strong staple of our community and to be recognized by them is very special.
This also marks the start of APAHM - and even though we embark into this with all that is happening in the world, I hope that we all make May a month of togetherness, understanding and kindness, as we also recognize what it means to be Asian American in 2020 . As a community, we must stay strong, be vigilant, be outspoken. I hope everyone is safe and well and Happy May!!
awkwafina#tbt Circa 2017 - Stumbled on this from what seems like ages ago. Taken right after a deep ass conversation about our hopes, worries and dreams for the future. Crazy how time flies. Love you @lizzobeeating
awkwafina Have been away working for the past few months in all of this devastation, and wanted to make double sure I was OK to travel before coming back home to the US.
Haven’t said much about this whole thing because mostly I am just saddened by it. I worry for those who are most at risk for serious illness, the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions. I am saddened by the rhetoric that has come out of this, and the cruelty that came as a result. I hope that while we self isolate and socially distance to stay safe, we also stay sane and calm. Wishing everyone a sense of peace during this batshit crazy time - I will be locking myself up for the next 2 weeks rewatching the Tiger King. Love you all ❤️❤️❤️