By Anne Jiang ’23 for Fall 2021
Amidst rising hate against AAPI+ communities around the world, a global pandemic, personal, physical and mental health battles, and a harrowing reintroduction to in-person collegiate life, the GA staff has come together as a stronger group of siblings than ever before. We are proud to present the fruits of our resiliency and hard work in this issue of GenerAsians.
This is my first semester as Editor-in-Chief of GenerAsians, and the experience has been a terrifying and thrilling one. Former EICs Jean Li Spencer and Marie Zhang led our team and publication with grace under pressure and a creative spirit that inspired me deeply. Theirs are quite great shoes to fill, yet I feel so incredibly grateful for my fellow GA editorial board members, who have not only created this wonderful piece of art that will imbue the campus with the power of AAPI+ voices, but who have supported and guided me more than they know. With them, we were able to welcome a cohort of first-year and sophomore staff members into our community, create bonding experiences for all staff, and make sure our team was well-fed both intellectually and physically throughout the semester.
To Wellesley’s AAPI+ community—I hope that you find moments of solidarity, tenderness, and laughter within the pages of our magazine. The work we put in will always be for you, to guide and accompany you through your experiences at Wellesley and beyond. The power and wisdom of Asian voices on campus and in the world give me hope for our collective future. I am so proud of the content we have curated for you and hope that any and all who open these pages can find words that speak to them as we move forward together into the uncertain world that awaits us. I give all my thanks to the GA executive board and our staff writers, editors, and layout editors for the dedication they have shown to our publication and to each other. This has been a labor of love.
Anne Jiang, GenerAsians Editor-in-Chief