At Tonal, we recognize the holistic strength that diversity brings and are committed to celebrating it. The month of May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we are excited!
From science, arts, music, food, and literature to health, fitness, and sport — Asian traditions and strength touch our lives in so many rich and beautiful ways.
Throughout May, we will highlight AAPI stories and use our platform to create a space for everyone to learn and celebrate.
We also want to acknowledge and condemn the violence that this community has endured. We will use this month to respect and honor the many different practices within the fitness and wellness space that originate in Asia and commit to showing up for their communities.
Stories of Strength
- We will share stories of strength on our social channels throughout May, on Tonal’s blog, and in the Official Tonal Community. Keep an eye out for them.
Instagram Live Discussion
- May 26, 2021, 5 pm PT: Join Kate Telge, Tonal’s Senior Community Manager, as she chats to our coaches about why representation in fitness matters, mental health resources for those in the AAPI community, and how we can be better allies.
- May 7, 2021, 5 pm PT: Professional golfer Michelle Wie joins us for a candid conversation about culture, racism, and allyship. Michelle will be sharing how she has used her strength to speak out and make a difference for the AAPI community and why motherhood has inspired her to raise her voice to shape a new world for her daughter.
India has given so much to Tonal and our community with practices like yoga. Tonal is pledging its support to India in light of the country’s battle against a deadly second wave of COVID-19. We encourage you to join us in supporting India, please see this list of resources:
We are also sharing a list of resources below in support of the AAPI community and encourage everyone in our community to use them to stay educated and informed.
If you witness, or are the victim of, anti-AAPI racism, you may report the incident(s) to the following:
You can also read the submitted reports on these websites to stay informed about what is happening to AAPI individuals.
Please read the following educational resources:
- #Hate is a Virus
- CDC on Reducing Stigma around COVID-19
- Asian American Advancing Justice (AAAJ) COVID-19 Resources
- Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit
- Hollaback! Bystander Intervention Training
- COVID-19 Racial Equity Tools
- Combating AAPI Hate in the Age of COVID-19
- Learning for Justice: How to Respond to Coronavirus Racism
- A Townhall on Anti-Asian Racism
- Huff Post: How You Can Be an Ally
- Confronting Racism and Supporting Asian American Communities in the Wake of COVID-19
- Solidarity and Accountability: AAPI Hate Crimes on the Rise
- Immigrants must feel safe to receive medical attention during the coronavirus outbreak
- Stop Anti-Asian Violence Get Mainstream News
- Coverage Of National Elderly Asian American Assaults Provide Safety
- Ambassadors & prevent Hate Crimes on elderly in San Francisco Chinatown End
- Hate Crimes Against Asian American