/diversity

dedicated to doing good

My true dedication is in the art of doing good. It's one of the reasons I entered the ad industry, to change it for the better, make it more inclusive, speak truth and lead by listening.

I'm so appreciative of the opportunities I found myself in because of this desire for inclusivity and diversity.

1. silk club

 

Silk Club presents QUIET!, a zine about Asian and Asian American identity. As Asian womxn/nb/femme+, our stereotypically introverted demeanor has been used to belittle and ridicule. In an attempt to both unlearn and embrace this given identity, our collaborators reflect on many aspects of Asian and Asian American life.

We currently have six committees, one of which is the Creative committee led by yours truly. Despite a fairly large demographic of Asians on campus and in Austin (and that includes mixed-race, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and East Asians), there aren't many spaces for Asian creatives. We hope to change that through art, activism, and solidarity. Our first creative project is called QUIET!, a zine for and by Asian and Asian American womxn/nb/femme+ creatives.
 

WE ARE | Visual Poetry Video

Produced by Sarah Tang

Written by Camille Park

 

© 2018 Silk Club, Camille Park

2. orange bike project

 

Orange Bike Project is a student-run bike shop co-op under UT'S Parking & Transportation Dept. Our mission: to make sustainable transportation accessible to all students and faculty. 

3. kowin

 

The Korean Women’s International Network is a network of women leaders of Korean descent around the world with the purpose of networking and facilitating discussion of issues concerning Korean women. The formation of KOWIN was facilitated by the Ministry of Gender Equality & Family of the Republic of Korea. 

I've been lucky enough to be surrounded by inspiring and influential women leaders, especially Korean and Korean American ones. I interned for KOWIN throughout high school and my main responsibilities included assisting in event planning, panel and presentation layout, editing, and recruiting young Asian American females to join the annual networking luncheon. Being exposed to leaders from diverse backgrounds shaped how I view leadership should operate.

4. aaja jcamp

The Asian American Journalists Association's JCamp brings a multicultural group of high school students together for intensive journalism training. Students learn from professionals and get hands-on training in writing, photography, television broadcasting, online media, and reporting. Sessions and workshops are led by experienced journalists from the top media companies in the industry.

 

Gwen Ifill and Michelle Norris, 2013

JCamp introduced me to a team of multicultural students who varied in discipline but were all taught that our voices mattered. I learned to communicate effectively, as all servants of the mass media world should, but to do so in a way that doesn't undermine basic human emotion, because if there's one thing I learned from my journalistic endeavors, it's that nothing is truly objective.