The 13-year-old has been featured at New York Vogue Week and you might remember her from earlier in the pandemic when she channeled her passion for fashion into making stylish masks for healthcare workers.
However recently, So has been paying shut consideration to the anti-Asian rhetoric and violence plaguing our neighborhood, which is one thing that has been weighing closely on her coronary heart.
“That is unfair, that is unjust. It is surprising,” mentioned So. “It is not okay and we aren’t going to face for it.”
As a substitute of sitting on the sidelines, So is stepping up by organizing a “Stand for Asians” rally at San Mateo Central Park on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 1p.m., bringing consideration to what many say is a much-needed motion in these difficult instances.
So added, “Many individuals reached out to help this trigger and to assist out the rally, assist manage it, and that lets me know that our neighborhood is sweet.”
Her household can be offering steerage nonetheless they will.
“We’re open to no matter concepts that she has, and (if) she’s critical about it, then we’ll go for it, we’ll do that collectively, we’ll determine this out collectively,” mentioned So’s mom, Angela Wu.
So is a part of an up-and-coming era that’s extra more likely to not solely converse out, however to take motion towards the wrongs they see on the earth. Monetary advisor and neighborhood philanthropist Jason Ting is hopeful that others take discover.
“It is the creativity of how the subsequent era makes an affect,” mentioned Ting. “They know the facility of networking and highlighting what are the optimistic issues we are able to do to make a distinction to make issues higher.”
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