Alexis Callanta, 20's
Los Angeles County, CA
Current Role: Childcare/Healthcare
What racial, ethnic, cultural community or communities do you identify with?
Not really sure!
Tell us about your family story.
Born and raised in Makati City, Philippines. Moved to LA when I was 15.
What are the strengths and challenges of being Asian, Asian American, and/or Pacific Islander?
There’s honestly a plethora that I can’t just put to words right away.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Breaking the stigma of mental health.
Reflecting on how you grew up, what did you learn or appreciate from your family?
Hospitality and Resilience.
Do you speak your family's native language? Why or why not?
Yes. I was raised to be bilingual.
What advice do you have for the younger generations in our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander community?
Be the change you want to see.
What gives you the greatest joy in life?
My puppy, Miel.
Are there any projects you have created that you'd like to share and promote?
Yes! An upcoming podcast, twitch channel @spoicypeachy, baking IG (@twinkle.crinkles), and my Youtube Channel: Alexis Evangelista! :)
If you would like to share your voice as a person of color, please read the directions and fill out this form here. All ages, backgrounds, and generations welcome. Thank you!
Who are we?
Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander voices in our communities.
This is a section for AAPI specifically because, coming from our Khmer culture, we often feel invisible in various spaces from school to the media.
We want to show the ways in which we are the same and different, and that all of our backgrounds and experiences are valuable to learn and celebrate. Let's uplift each other!
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