As a spunky Chinese American girl, I didn't see enough creators who looked like me represented in apparel or design when I was growing up, shopping through the aisles and browsing online (probably browsing too much if we're being honest). The "Model Minority Myth" has boxed the Asian American community into too few and too rigid of paths: doctor, lawyer, engineer - while these professions are great, the creative ones are just as worth celebrating. We're not creative despite being Asian American, but because we're Asian American.
We at AA BATTERIES collaborate with Asian American designers to ensure they are properly represented & financially compensated.
Wearing AA BATTERIES means more than a piece of fabric - you're supporting and energizing the future of what you think creators should look like.
So thank you from the bottom of my heart!
xoxo, Lea (spunky Chinese-American gal who believes in the power of representation)