THE VISIBILITY PROJECT

A national community powered video story collection + photo portraiture series featuring Queer Asian American Women + Trans + and Gender non-conforming folks.

MISSION

The Visibility Project combines art, media and social justice to document the personal experiences of Queer Asian American Women + Trans + Gender non-conforming folks. Our community is frequently overlooked, ignored, and disregarded by society at large. The cultivation of this project was a direct response to change that dynamic one face, one story, one participant at a time. The Visibility Project is intergenerational and multi-racial. It provides a platform that allows participants to self-identify, share their histories and experiences. The result is a diverse representation of what it means to be a Queer Asian American that transcends linguistic, cultural, and generational barriers.

We hope the project serves as a network to connect our radical, strong, and endlessly creative community. We hope to continue building friendships and coalitions, sharing resources, visions, and stories. We hope the impact of the project continues to grow and expand as more cities are incorporated into the presentation of the Queer Asian American diaspora.

GOALS

Go to all 50 states to reflect regional differences and similarities.
Create an archive of Queer Asian American Women + Trans history
Aggregate a comprehensive resource guide searchable by region + communities served
Create a coalition of Queer POC art + activist projects to raise the visibility of our community at large