Complex - Up Your Self Care Game

Complex - Let These Asian American Entrepreneurs Show You How to Up Your Self Care Game

We are beyond honored that Macy's included the Alex Woo brand in this mention by Complex Magazine to observe AAPI Heritage Month, as well as recognizing these two exemplery individuals and their community-driven initiatives.

Complex - Let These Asian American Entrepreneurs Show You How to Up Your Self Care Game
Photo Credits: Image via Macy's/Daniel Seung Lee
Pooja Bavishi is seen wearing the Alex Woo Autograph Letter P and Seasons Bee. Patrick Mock is seen holding the Alex Woo Autograph Letter A.

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. And while these communities deserve support and recognition year-round, AAPI Heritage Month is still a good time to formally honor the contributions Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made to this country throughout its history, while also acknowledging that those same communities have endured a number of hardships during this pandemic year. Perhaps most important though, it’s a crucial time to remember that the spirits of the AAPI communities remain resilient and bold. Just ask Patrick Mock, a community advocate and the manager of 46 Mott Bakery in New York’s Chinatown, or Pooja Bavishi, the Brooklyn-based founder and CEO of Malai Ice Cream. Both have recently shifted their entrepreneurial mindsets into community-driven initiatives, showcasing the kind of Asian excellence that deserves to be recognized during AAPI Heritage Month and throughout the year.

That’s also why Macy’s tapped Mock and Bavishi to showcase their businesses, while celebrating AAPI Heritage Month, modeling Asian-owned lifestyle brands that it stocks, in addition to explaining how a little luxury helps them get through their long days. Scroll through to see what these leading business owners have to say about self care, work, and community. Needless to say, the generational legacies they’re passing down are strong.

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