Danielle, 36, forensic mental health social work supervisor. I am Asian Indian and Fijian.
I’m voting because I want my voice represented. I want a say in things that impact me on a macro level and on a micro-level. I don’t ever want to take for granted that previous generations of women and others of color have fought so hard to have this right.
Q: As an Asian American do you feel that your voice is represented in this country?
A: No. I think we are moving in that direction but we still have a ways to go.
Q: How has the COVID-19 Pandemic impacted your life?
A: So much has changed in the way we interact with each other. There’s more video conferencing but at times that can still be isolating. I have had friends lose loved ones. I’ve had to take extra safety precautions when visiting family who are considered higher risk. My aunt recently started chemo treatments and my time with her is limited to decrease the risk of exposure. It’s been challenging to show support from a distance.
I’d like to see a country where people can agree to disagree respectfully. I’d like to see less hate and see more love and acceptance. I’d like to see more diversity and people of color in higher positions.
Get out and VOTE, your voice matters!