Tiger Tea Zine is an inclusive journal zine that offers a safe space to empower Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi individuals to share their experiences about mental health, culture, identity, and relationships. Through submission-based visual arts and narrative storytelling, Tiger Tea Zine humanizes the AAPI community and fights against both mental health stigma and generalizations of the model minority myth.
Tiger Tea Zine hopes to help others better understand what mental health is, what mental illnesses are like, what causes them, how people live with them, and how being Asian can bring in complexities of their own in those questions. This zine seeks to call out who AAPI individuals are, what they feel, how they dream, how they struggle, and how they fight to thrive. By sharing their stories and resonating with others, Tiger Tea Zine realizes a space in which AAPI individuals can co-exist with our insecurities, fears, desires, and triumphs—all while redefining what it means to be Asian.