a woman in a koi pond with her hand to the surface
Adweek intern Sujean Gahng conveys being trapped underwater from the pressure to be more Asian or using her Asian American identity as a veil.
Sujean Gahng

Editor’s Note: It’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month again, and this year, it feels different. It feels like we can own our voice. So we speak, in all our varied capacities and capabilities.

Anna Melissa


Voice Network Badge Voice Network contributor, an ongoing writer for our guest opinion column.

Anna Melissa is a Los Angeles-based copywriter and brand strategist whose passions are diversity, mental health and social justice.

Shirley Yu


Voice Network Badge Voice Network contributor, an ongoing writer for our guest opinion column.

Shirley Yu is a commercial photographer who does editorial work and client campaigns.

Goldie Chan


Voice Network Badge Voice Network contributor, an ongoing writer for our guest opinion column.

@goldiechan

Goldie Chan is a global speaker, strategist and writer who runs Warm Robots, a social media strategy agency.

Mandy Pham


Voice Network Badge Voice Network contributor, an ongoing writer for our guest opinion column.

Mandy Pham started designing a few years ago.