To be honest — the last few weeks as I’ve been self quarantined in my loft in downtown LA — I haven’t felt the extent of the hate crimes against Asians in America I was reading about. I saw a few posts, some articles, and didn’t think it could be me. I was wrong. Very wrong.
Benny and I have been friends since NextShark started. As two fellow Asian American entrepreneurs who have started digital media companies (NextShark and 88rising) representing Asian culture locally and globally, I would have never thought in a million years my first article on NextShark would be sharing my experience of being violently threatened because of simply being Asian.