Michigan Asian American women are coming forward to vote and make their voices heard. Rising Voices Speak is a gallery collaboration with Detroit-based photographer Jarod Lew to profile APIA women voters across the state who are making a commitment to empower, organize and lift up the voices of Asian American women and our communities.

With tensions rising as the 2020 election continues and Asian Americans bear the burden of the COVID pandemic and anti-Asian racism, a reminder of the strength and determination of the women of our community can help steel us as we move forward to demand accountability, justice and a better nation for all.

Photographs by Jarod Lew

Much thanks to Documenting DETROIT

Executive Director Karah Shaffer for guidance with this project.