We blend in and we adapt.

We are often quiet, careful not to disrupt the status quo. We whisper our wisdom and bury our beauty. We are imprinted with family ties - our strength in heart and in numbers. We face tremendous pressures both in the home and outside of it, in how we portray ourselves. We may be reluctant to be ourselves and in return resent who we really are.Sometimes we too easily conform to predefined norms instead of celebrating our rich and vibrant culture.

Sometimes our identity is something we long to erase, to color our eyes blue and tint our hair light like the sun. But as we grow older and as we grow LOUDER, we learn to love our eyes, our hair, and find our voice. We recognize how important it is to celebrate the identities we once rejected, to celebrate beyond the predefined box that our family, cultures, and society expect us to be in. 

We are rewriting the narratives of the Asian American experience across geography, generations, and cultural differences. This is an ongoing process of us accepting and embracing our Timid Self. We have a voice to share and this is what Timid sets out to do— a platform to celebrate, support, and spread awareness about individuals, communities, and small businesses. 

Be brave, be loud, be unapologetic.