The 24th annual vigil in 2019. Photo by Sharon H. Chang.

Dear survivors,

Because we know being home can be scarier than a virus, we are sending you a love letter. We are here to remind you that you are worthy of love and care. You are worthy of respect and kindness. You are worthy of generosity and ease.

We are proud of how you have survived. You are brilliance and light.

We are proud of your steps towards self care. This is a time to breathe and find the earth.

We are proud of your generosity. Be generous with yourself.

We see you in all of your strategies.

Connecting with loved ones.

Taking that walk.

Running that errand.

Meditating in the shower.

Knowing your exits.

Charging your phone.

Making that friend.

Breathing.

We trust your brilliance in this moment.

You are the expert of your needs.

We trust your bravery and resilience.

Let us know how we can be there for you.

API Chaya continues to be open to serving survivors while we have moved to remote operations. We are available on our helpline (1-877-922-4292) and office line (206-467-9976) from Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. You may email [email protected] for additional support.

Taken at API Chaya’s 24th annual vigil in 2019. Photo by Sharon H. Chang.