Up and down the west coast, there has been some disturbing assaults and crimes targeting API women lately. Twenty-four API sistas have been assaulted in Seattle in the last year and a half, although they could be the work of different attackers. In the Bay Area, there has apparently been a string of “purse snatching” incidents that have all targeted API women as well.
The good folks at the Bay Area chapter of NAPAWF (National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum), put on an API Hate Crimes and Self-Defense workshop awhile back, which was great. I know they have a Seattle chapter, and it looks like it might be time to put on another one of these workshops.