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Risk is Key: A Lifestyle Where Courage Meets Heritage Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month

by Vernell Moore on May 28, 2024

Risk is Key: A Lifestyle Where Courage Meets Heritage Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month by Highlighting Our Favorite Risk Takers

May marks Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the rich cultures, histories, and contributions of the AAPI community. At Risk is Key, we're all about embracing risks and celebrating those who dare to push boundaries. In this spirit, we're highlighting some of our favorite AAPI risk takers who have made a significant impact in their respective fields.

Risk Takers Who Inspire

  1. Vera Wang: Renowned fashion designer Vera Wang didn't start her career in fashion until she was 40. She took a leap of faith, leaving her job as a Vogue editor to pursue her passion for design. Today, she's a global icon, known for her stunning wedding gowns and innovative creations.
  2. I.M. Pei: World-renowned architect I.M. Pei was born in China and immigrated to the United States at the age of 18. He faced numerous challenges, including language barriers and discrimination, but he persevered and went on to design some of the most iconic buildings in the world, including the Louvre Pyramid in Paris.
  3. Chloe Kim: A trailblazing snowboarder, Chloe Kim made history by becoming the youngest woman to win an Olympic snowboarding gold medal at the age of 17. She's continued to dominate the sport, inspiring young athletes around the world.
  4. Patsy Mink: The late Patsy Mink was the first woman of color elected to the U.S. Congress. She co-authored Title IX, a landmark law that prohibits sex discrimination in education and has opened up countless opportunities for women in sports.
  5. Phillip Lim: Fashion designer Phillip Lim co-founded his eponymous label, 3.1 Phillip Lim, known for its modern, chic aesthetic and accessible luxury. His designs have graced runways and red carpets, and he's been a vocal advocate for diversity in the fashion industry.
  6. Issey Miyake: The late Issey Miyake, a visionary Japanese fashion designer, was known for his innovative approach to design, incorporating technology and new materials into his creations. His iconic Pleats Please line revolutionized fashion with its comfort and practicality.
  7. Payal Kadakia: Entrepreneur Payal Kadakia founded ClassPass, a revolutionary fitness platform that allows users to access a variety of workout classes at different studios. Her innovative approach has disrupted the fitness industry and empowered people to prioritize their health and wellness.
  8. Bibhu Mohapatra: Indian-American designer Bibhu Mohapatra is celebrated for his exquisite craftsmanship and elegant designs. His work blends traditional Indian aesthetics with modern sensibilities, and he's dressed prominent figures like Michelle Obama and Gwyneth Paltrow.
  9. Bhumika Arora: Rising star model Bhumika Arora has challenged traditional beauty standards and broken barriers in the fashion industry. She's walked runways for major designers and has become an inspiration for aspiring models from diverse backgrounds.
  10. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson: A global icon, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has consistently reinvented himself, transitioning from a successful professional wrestler to a Hollywood box-office star, producer, and entrepreneur. His Samoan heritage and unwavering work ethic have made him a role model for many.

The Risk is Key Philosophy

These are just a few examples of AAPI individuals who have taken risks and achieved remarkable success. Their stories are a testament to the power of perseverance, courage, and the pursuit of one's passions.

At Risk is Key, we believe that taking risks is essential for personal growth and innovation. Whether it's starting a new business, pursuing a creative endeavor, or simply stepping outside of your comfort zone, embracing risk can lead to incredible rewards.

Celebrating Heritage Through Fashion

This AAPI Heritage Month, we're proud to honor the risk takers who have shaped our world. We invite you to join us in celebrating their achievements and embracing the spirit of adventure. And don't forget to check out our latest collection of Risk is Key apparel, designed to inspire confidence and empower you to take on any challenge.

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