This East + South East Asian (ESEA) Heritage Month, we wanted to celebrate the resilience and beauty of ESEA cultures and identities. But we also wanted to spotlight the most marginalised of ESEA communities: such as darker skinned, trans, queer, working class and undocumented ESEA communities.
In the aftermath of Covid, and as anti-migrant sentiment increases in the UK, ESEA Asians will continue to be demonised.
The term East + South East Asia is used to describe China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Macao, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, The Philippines, Myanmar, Laos, Timor Leste, Singapore, Cambodia + Vietnam.
As the month progresses, we will be sharing stories and reflections on ESEA migration to the UK, diasporic belonging + the importance of ESEA Heritage Month. If you want to share your story, get in touch via [email protected]