a youth-led research & art project.
Asian American Youth Storytellers (AAYS) is a youth-led research & art project founded by Khin Oo and me. In January 2019, Khin and I launched an online campaign to recruit a cohort of 6 Asian American youth conducting intergenerational oral interviews on Asian American activism and creating art based on their findings. Khin and I facilitated weekly cohort meetings from February – May, in which the cohort created inquiry, research, and art together.
The visual and written art and research were self-published in a zine. In June 2019, we held an arts exhibition and zine launch party featuring the work of the cohort members: Ayize James, Hannah Soundrarajan, Thet-Htar Thet, Ahnali Tran, Xais Nathan Vang, and Seng Xiong.
Completed June 2019.