Educated in the Quaker school system in a small town outside of Philadelphia, Founder & Creative Director, Kelly Lan, believes there's a light in everyone – and Asian women like herself – should be celebrated in pop culture, history books, & art.
As a proud daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, her mission is to spread prosperity. And in order to do so, one must feel grounded and turn the complexities in their narrative into power. So Kelly began mobilizing the creative diasporic communities to co-own and express the stories we want to tell, authentically.
Hello Prosper was built out of necessity – to undo the narrow and harmful public perceptions of Asian women and the fractured sense of self from assimilation, displacement and historical amnesia. We minimize the built-up of confusion for individuals living with a hyphenated identity by learning the stories of our ancestors and unlearning what is preventing us from loving ourselves.
We craft hands-on educational products that serve interracial & intercultural families to embrace Asian traditions, one untold story at a time.
Growing up isn't easy. Our stories and activity kits navigate complex emotions, like when we feel excited, shame, guilt or happiness. We promote self-positive dialogue so that our youth can develop their identity with pride.
Students first exposure to Asian American studies start at the college level. We believe that curriculum needs to start earlier. Our mission is to encourage dialogue across generations at home and in the classrooms.
Youth performance today is heavily measured on data memorization and standardized testing. But there are other ways to empower tomorrow's leaders. Storytelling shifts social perceptions, helping us connect deeper with the world around us.
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