Simon Tam

Simon Tam is an author, musician, activist, and self-proclaimed troublemaker who urges us all to read the comments section. Best known as the founder and bassist of The Slants, the world’s first and only all-Asian American dance rock and anti-racism band, he approaches activism through the arts and encourages people to challenge their perceptions of how we connect with others we normally don’t get along with. His work has been highlighted in over 2,500 media features across 88 countries and he has collaborated with Barack and Michelle Obama, George Takei, and Jeremy Lin through the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to fight bullying.