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The AAPI History I Carry With Me: Diti Kohli

A Beautiful Resistance celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and AAPI joy as told to Jeneé Osterheldt

Diti Kohli, an Emerson College journalism student, celebrates AAPI Heritage Month by honoring the Sikh community.
Diti Kohli, an Emerson College journalism student, celebrates AAPI Heritage Month by honoring the Sikh community.handout

“My name is Diti Kohli and my life is a beautiful resistance because I unabashedly embrace my Indian-American identity. I was raised to love the culture, language, and food of my family and introduce them to spaces where the other has historically been silenced.

I’m celebrating AAPI Heritage Month by honoring the Sikh community. I’m incredibly proud of their dedication to providing aid during the COVID-19 crisis in India and the group’s resilience in the aftermath of the April mass shooting in Indianapolis that claimed eight lives.”

Diti Kohli just finished her final week as digital arts producer and reporter at The Boston Globe ahead of an internship at The Tampa Bay Times. A journalism student at Emerson College, we can’t wait to see what she does next.

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Every Sunday in May, A Beautiful Resistance will hold space in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Follow us on Instagram @abeautifulresistance.


Jeneé Osterheldt can be reached at jenee.osterheldt@globe.com and on Twitter @sincerelyjenee.