Anna June

Anna June is an illustrator from Leiden, the Netherlands. She draws inspiration from the waves in the sea and the clouds in the sky.

"My drawings offer a glimpse into my mind, where everything is allowed to flow, crumble, and wobble."


Rice and slice

It’s just a joke?

"Mom, when my friends come over, I want us to speak normally. Not Chinese.’’ Why was I ashamed of my heritage? Now I see that derogatory jokes and intimidation contributed to this feeling of shame. The fact that racism against Asians is still happening, that people don’t feel safe, is enough reason to raise awareness."

A series of illustrations for the campaign ‘It’s just a joke’ initiated by Pan Asian Collective and Asian Raisins to address anti-Asian racism in Dutch society. The illustrations were exhibited in Framer Framed between the 1st and 11th of October 2020.

Published in the Hard//hoofd magazine in March, 2021.