In celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Mother’s Day, 18MR has launched the #TYMom (Thank You Mom) project.

The project includes the production of a “Thank You Mom” video to express love and gratitude to moms – as well as to our diverse AAPI heritages and communities. Video participants give special thanks to their moms, including creatives and community leaders like spoken word artist Bao Phi, blogger Phil Yu (Angry Asian Man) and Asian American Justice Center president and former Minnesota State Senator Mee Moua.


About ( is an unprecedented Asian American Pacific Islander online organizing and civic engagement organization that leverages the power of technology and social media to advocate for justice for our communities and allies. 18MR is comprised of a network of a AAPI activists, artists, organizations, and digital media influencers, ranging from community based organizations and print magazines to Asian American blogs and YouTube channels. By harnessing cutting edge online tools and tried-and-true organizing methods, creates opportunities for popular education and wins campaigns to shift policy, culture, and corporate behavior to help build a more just, equitable society for and with the diverse communities comprising over 18 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders nationwide.