During my brainstorming of ideas to benefit the Pacific Islander community, it came to my attention that there are a lot of issues we face that we don’t necessarily talk about as a group.
My solution: start making videos that bring these issues to the forefront and allow for discussion. I can promise you that I am by no means a video editing/ making expert, but I can say that I try my best.
I’m currently in the works of editing my first set of videos, one of them being a compilation of interviews that address social issues with Pacific Islander community leaders. During my interviews, there were so many similarities in answers that made me realize how urgent it is that we address these topics.
There are many resources out there that can help you become more involved, informed, and offer support, but if you’re anything like me, it’s hard to access them with your busy schedule and a lack of online resources.
My hope is that these videos get passed along to help raise awareness and normalize these topics while also providing support and community to those who might need it the most.
Let me know what you think I should start talking about first!
I plan on addressing mental and physical health, substance use, and loss of cultural identity. All things that I feel are on the top of our list.
Also share the events and topics that you are most excited for! This is a place to lift each other up and provide happiness, hope, and love.
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