Pisey Keo, 20’s
Current Role: Graphic Design and Illustrator
What racial, ethnic, cultural community or communities do you identify with?
When and how did your family come to the United States? Where were you born?
We immigrated to the US/Hawaii in 2005, originally from Phnom Penh.
What are the strengths and challenges of being Asian, Asian American, and/or Pacific Islander?
Being Khmer means I have a very strong sense of community and pride in my cultures. Since we've been through so much, we're very strong and resilient.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Starting my design business.
What is one thing you learned or appreciate from your family growing up?
That we always love, support and take care of each other.
Do you speak your family's native language? Why or why not?
Yes. Because my mom only speak Khmer and even after she learned English, it just feel natural to speak in our native language.
What advice do you have for the younger generations in our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander community?
Being multi-cultural means that you can pick and choose the best part of each culture to embrace. And that we have a lot of things to be proud of as Koun Khmer.
What gives you the greatest joy in life?
Exploring the world and other cultures, then writing and drawing about them.
Are there any projects you have created that you'd like to share and promote?
My Portfolio and Instagram.
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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