Sometimes it feels like the only time Asian Americans are featured in the media is when they are either being held up (or critically examined) for being model minorities, or are being set up as counterexamples to the Model Minority Myth. The myth looms large, even on this blog.
This is where the blog Asians Doing Everything blog comes in. The blog features three profiles of different members of the Asian American community each week; the profiles are submitted by readers. As the authors write on their blog, "[Asian Americans] transcend the roles often given to us by popular media; we're not just doctors, sidekicks, and nail salon owners...although we are those too. We pursue an infinite variety of jobs. But we are also passionate about things not connected to a paycheck. This blog seeks to uncover how we operate as striking, multifaceted, and global movers and shakers within our communities and economies."