Building the community that Asian Americans want, need, and deserve

Our conversation began over dumplings back in 2017, but it’s a conversation as old as America: how we, as Asian Americans, can advance our cultural narrative and build a borderless community. That night, that conversation led to the creation of Slant’d.

Slant’d is our activism: we are a collective built from the ground up by Asian Americans, for Asian Americans, rooted in the causes and values that matter to us, and fueled by creativity in every form.

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We’re here to dimensionalize our cultural narrative, and transform the relationships that Asian Americans have with ourselves and each other.

We do this by celebrating Asian American identity through personal storytelling in all its forms, creating welcoming spaces that encourage self-discovery, and sparking conversations that foster cultural empathy and pride.

We believe that the sharing of narratives can inspire future generations, expand people's perspectives about race and identity, and ignite powerful change. 

What makes us different

  • We magnify the voices of emerging artists, authors, creators and everyday people over highly-acclaimed authors and celebrities because we believe that everyone has a story worth sharing.

  • We live for personal stories, which means that while we’re aware of trends, we care more about the people starting the trends. News is important, but so are the people in the news.

  • We’re independent and beholden to no one. That means fearlessly bringing the good, bad, ugly, and beautiful front and center to change minds and hearts (even if that means getting a little weird and uncomfortable at times).

  • We see diversity as much more than race. Our stories cultivate cultural empathy among people of different perspectives and experiences, so together we can celebrate the diversity that makes us all beautifully and unequivocally human.

The future of the Asian American movement is here—and it’s ours for the taking. Join us as we work together to build the vibrant community that Asian Americans want, need, and deserve.

With love and solidarity,
The Team at Slant’d