To be Asian is an Honor.

Honor is strength in the face of adversity, selflessness that gives to our communities, and profound pride in our Asian identities.

GS&P and GoFundMe come together in solidarity to showcase Asian honor in all its beauty.

In a 55 piece hand-illustrated artwork by Victo Ngai, we celebrate the joy and accomplishments of the AAPI community found in everyday moments. Displayed throughout the heart of the Bay Area, these art pieces uplift all those who see them. Paired here with personal stories from AAPI leaders, we hope to raise these voices and share what an honor it is to be Asian.

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“Let us celebrate our rich history filled with diverse cultures and backgrounds. Let us acknowledge our ancestors who’ve made sacrifices to come to this country in search of a better life for them and their descendants. Let us honor the heroes before us who’ve paved the way to fight for our belonging.”

– Benny Luo, Founder, NextShark

“My Asian heritage instilled in me, the value of resilience. Resilience is how my grandparents survived a ravaging war. Resilience is how my parents built their lives twice over as immigrants. And now, resilience is what fuels my desire to do right by others in my community.”

– Minjae Ormes, Chief Marketing Officer, Visible

“I grew up with the values of resilience, hard work, family, faith, and respect and honor for all. They have carried me my entire life and I strive to teach these values to my young children today. This generation is watching us and we need to stand up for what is right especially in these difficult times.”

– April Crichlow, Global Head of Marketing, SAP SuccessFactors

“Watching the next generation of Asian youth fight for what’s right, create new norms and break the stereotype of what Asian means is inspiring. Their blending of Asian tradition and values, mixed with modern pop culture and technology will set the tone for the future. I’m honored to raise the floor for them.”

– Marvin Chow, VP Global Marketing, Google

“I am proud to be a descendant of people that value truth, action, intent and unity. It inspires me that for thousands of years we have influenced global culture with these values and behaviors— and that I am a part of influencing culture with them today and in the future.”

– Zena Arnold, Global Chief Digital & Marketing Officer, Kimberly-Clark

“I am proud to be Asian.
I am proud to be American.
I am proud to be me.”

– Elliot Lum, EVP, Association of National Advertisers

“I honor my grandfather’s entrepreneurial journey. My families’ matriarchal figures. My community’s unwavering can-do spirit.”

– Robecta Ma, WW Payments Marketing Strategy, Apple

“I am proud of our tradition deeply rooted in respect for one another. It is ingrained in our language and everyday rituals. We use a completely different language and gesture when we meet someone older or for the first time. Bowing our heads when we greet is a simple but powerful way to honor each other.”

– Soyoung Paik, Chief Marketing Officer, CJ Foods

“I am living, my kids are living, my ancestors’ greatest dreams. My grandfather always told me that when they went to the internment camps, and he enlisted in the 442 regiment, he hoped he was fighting for my future. And he did. I carry that pride and honor with me in everything I am.”

– Eric Toda, Global Head of Social Marketing, Facebook

“I love how our community reveres and takes care of our elders. Not out of a sense of duty, but out of love and respect. As immigrants, my parents sacrificed so much to improve the quality of life for our family. It’s my honor to take care of them now and carry on their tradition.”

– Judy Lee, Global Head of Experiential Marketing, Pinterest

“I get to carry forward the legacy of my parents and all other Asian immigrants who came before me. The hardships and struggles each generation had to overcome give me the strength to think about a future even better than what I inherited. My Asian American identity gives me a greater sense of purpose and belonging in this country, knowing where I came from and where we need to go next.”

– Chamara Mendis, Director of Presales, Workday

“Honor goes to my mother. She came to this country with nothing but relentless fortitude. She became CFO of a major corporation but also a parentless-daughter and widow between the same three years. Nevertheless, she’s still here. She taught me how to brave being unpopular for what’s right, how to fight smartly and fairly, and how to weaponize good hearts and good people for the greater good.”

– Bing Chen, President & Co-Founder, Gold House

“Being Asian is a rich inheritance: the flavors of my mother’s kitchen, the stories of my grandparents’ struggles and triumphs, the wisdom of centuries, and a family name I passed to my own kids so they can claim a piece of this pride as well.”

– Deborah Yeh, Chief Marketing Officer, Sephora

“Our Asian and Pacific Islander identities are incredibly diverse, complex, and beautiful. Each one of us has a unique story to tell and the drive to unite to make a powerful impact. We are honored to be a part of this community.”

– Maria Lee, Creative Director, Goodby Silverstein & Partners

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About the artist

Victo Ngai 倪傳婧 is a Forbes 30 Under 30 (Art and Style) Honoree, Society of Illustrators New York Gold Medalist, Hamilton King Award Honoree and Hugo Award Best Artist Nominee. She’s a Los Angeles based illustrator from Hong Kong. Victo has taught and juried professional competitions, in over 50 cities on four continents. She has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, the Independent, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Marie Clarie and many more. Her clients include Apple, HBO, Dreamworks, IMAX, The New York Times, the New Yorker, National Geographic, Johnnie Walker, Tumi, American Express, Lufthansa Airline, Hong Kong Airline, General Electric, Infiniti, to name a few.

www.victo-ngai.com