An Important Message For Asian (and non-Asian) Hustlers In The Time of COVID-19

Ivy Kwong
5 min readApr 4, 2020
Here is a group of Asians. Hustling, apparently.

I saw the following image scrolling through my FaceBook feed this morning:


This thoughtful, considerate, and totally non-judgmental message was posted in a FaceBook group called the Asian Hustle Network (which is a group of Asians who… well, hustle).

Look. I get it. I appreciate the hustle as much as the next person, but…

Have you looked around lately? Spinoff from this original comic by KC Green.


This is an open letter to all of the Asians and Asian-Americans out there, and really ANYONE out there who is feeling overwhelmed, ashamed, or pressured by the High Achiever expectation, Model Minority stereotype, or…



Ivy Kwong

Asian American therapist specializing in healing codependency, trauma (ancestral, sexual, racial), AAPI thriving, & decolonizing mental health.