yellow perilla: a play on the racist and derogatory metaphor "yellow peril" that was used to fuel the xenophobic colonial theory that east asia is a danger to the white western world. the perilla leaf is an herbaceous ingredient used in asian cooking, from korean and japanese to manipuri cuisine.
yellow perilla is a pixel platform dedicated to showcasing and empowering women* of color, with a heavy scope focused on asian women. in our efforts to combat colorism we are inclusive of east asians, spanning to our sisters in the south and southeast. we believe in a joint effort to empower all melanin and feature other woc on our site regularly.
*we think it's important to note that not all women are born with vaginas, not all women are feminine, not all women are heterosexual, and not all women are women all the time.