Art by Kayan Cheung-Miaw in collaboration with Forward Together.
Kayan is is a mama, artist, organizer, and educator in the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally from Hong Kong, and raised in New York Chinatown. She writes: "Although the use of face masks for a variety of reasons is common in many Asian countries, early coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic typically associated the image with contagion. My art reclaims the image in order to resist the dehumanization of Asians promoted by the current U.S. administration. My image reminds that in times of crisis, we can choose solidarity over scapegoating. In the current crisis, our survival depends on one another."