Jenn (@reappropriate) asks ‘what’s next?’ for #NotYourAsianSidekick #F #MillennialManifesta
This post originally appeared on December 20, 2013 written by founder, Tara L. Conley.
— Jenn Reappropriate (@reappropriate) December 20, 2013
Now that @suey_park‘s hashtag #NotYourAsianSidekick has certified platinum status, blogger and self-identified Gen Y-er Jenn of @reappropriate asks us to consider the far-reaching impact of critical movements that existed long before Twitter, blogs, and hashtags described elements of the millennial era.
#NotYourAsianSidekick has brought the Millennials into this movement, in a new and exciting way. We’ve got the Millennials onboard (and they’re happy to drive the Twitter bus, while I’m still stuck trying to get my own Twitter account out of Neutral). Rather to get stuck on who thought of what first, let’s figure out how to best incorporate that youthful energy to add fuel to the greater Asian American (and Asian American feminist) social movement. Let’s figure out how to help #NotYourAsianSidekick tap into the population of young Millennials whom the Gen X-ers/Gen Y-ers obviously were not adequately reaching on our own. Let’s figure out how we — all of us — can let this moment evolve our existing social movement.