IamOC

The main goal of OC Human Relations’ #IamOCCA Project is to showcase and highlight the richness of our County’s culture and diversity.

To do this, we are launching a photo series depicting people from diverse communities that will be featured on multiple social media platforms.

By having people share their stories, we hope to plant the seeds of understanding, acceptance and harmony while increasing awareness about the importance of respect and unity.

#IamOCCA    #WeAreOneOC    #HateFreeOC    #kNOwHate

“Try to keep an open-mind. There’s lots of different view-points in Orange County and that’s something to consider. Try to be considerate of your neighbors and what they’re going through. It’s not easy to live in Orange County, especially with the rising costs, living costs. There’s a lot of development, so I would imagine that a lot of people in Orange County are somewhat struggling. So be mindful of that and be mindful of what other people are going through.”    Read Brianna’s full story.

“To be me, a woman, it’s not very difficult. I’ve had many opportunities here in Orange County – education, employment – I’ve had it pretty easy for the last 46 years of my life, when just thinking in terms of being a woman of color. But, when I think about being a mother of color with children who are also of color in Orange County that completely changes the story. I feel exhausted from being constantly hyperaware of the way people look at my children, how they perceive both their intelligence and their socioeconomic level because of where they are growing up in Huntington Beach, CA.”   Read Lorena’s full story.

If you’d your story to be part of this series, please email us at [email protected] with your contact information

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