UNC’s Nash Consing Amplifies Asian-American Stories

“My story and my existence and the existence of people who look like me wasn’t on TV,” Nash Consing said, referring to the days when he was growing up in Hickory, NC. “And when people did look like me, their stories didn’t relate to me or validate my experience. Subconsciously, I think I had a reaction to that.”

Consing, who is graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill this May as a journalism and media major with a focus in visual communications, is now on the verge of realizing that dream. As he concludes his time at Carolina, he is in the final stages of creating a documentary film that turns the camera on his hometown of Hickory to share the story of a small Asian community there.