"Being quiet and compliant has been a survival tactic for a lot of us, especially within the Asian American community. This must change. The role that Asian Americans play in this nation's deep racial divide can be confusing and frustrating, however now is not the time to remain silent. This is why I initially illustrated my version of a tiger and a panther to represent Asian solidarity with BLM ; a reminder that we are here to reject this narrative of being a “model minority” and stand in solidarity. We must unlearn our racial biases, educate, and grow. We must become better allies because Black lives matter yesterday, today, and everyday.