By now, most people have seen the horrifying video of a 65-year-old Filipino woman, Vilma Kari, being brutally attacked as the staff in a condo building look on and at one point, close the building door, rather than trying to intervene. As the number of attacks on the AAPI community mount, many of us are starting to think about how we would step in if we witnessed an attack — but knowing how to react in the heat of the moment is something many of us simply aren’t ever taught.

Many years ago, I witnessed a violent fight between a…

Cortney Harding

Founder and CEO at Friends With Holograms. Adjunct at NYU. Bylines Billboard, Ad Week. Speaker. Ultrarunner in my spare time.

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