7 AAPI Women TikTok Creators To Follow!

We’re closing out Women’s History Month by featuring 7 AAPI Women TikTok creators that you have to follow!

Kirsten Titus @pepperonimuffin

The Hawaiian TikToker is relatable to her followers with her down-to-earth energy and openly sharing her embarrassing anecdotes. Moving to Utah for college, she tells about her culture shock experiences, one of them which includes a slight language barrier speaking pidgin. During her storytime, followers can enjoy her cutting up some authentic Hawaiian fruits. You can also follow her sister, @erikatitus, who also frequently duets with Kirsten!

@pepperonimuffin Reply to @like_mate_wakeywakey ♬ original sound – Kirsten

Nadya Okamoto @nadyaokamoto

Running her own period product company, Nadya is all about normalizing open conversations on menstruation and encouraging young girls not to be embarrassed about it. The sisterly love is also seen through Nadya’s TikToks as well as her two younger sisters, Issa (@issaokamoto) and Ameya (@ameyaokamoto). The three sisters do not shy away from discussing often unspoken topics on Nadya’s podcast, Tigress.

@nadyaokamoto To all those saying that #periodblood is distinctively “gross” 🩸 #onmyperiod ♬ august – Taylor Swift

Emily Mariko @emilymariko

The queen of food cooks well and eats well. It is hard to stop our mouths from watering every time she takes us on her food journey. Her silent yet expressful reactions while taking her first bite has turned into a trend where other TikTokers attempt to reenact her expressions eating an undeniably delicious meal.

@emilymarikoBest lunch of the week!♬ original sound – Emily Mariko

Sruthi Jayadevan @sruthi.jayadevan

Sruthi uses her platform to introduce her Indian background with her stylish saree fashion coordinations. She styles her saree both in an Indowestern style and the traditional style to contrast them. The desi TikToker is also a big BTS fan and frequently themes her saree with their songs.

@sruthi.jayadevan which one are you wearing bestie?! #fashiontiktok #southasian #desi #fypシ ♬ Need to Know X Teri Meri – Amsal Valliani

Leenda Dong @Yoleendadong

Leenda cracks us up with her relatable and grandma-like reactions. She pokes fun at silly TikTok trends in a savage but hilarious way and points out what we were all thinking at one point.

@yoleendadong Reply to @ahoomanwholikesbread part 2. Omgg it’s always the innocent ones 😩 #ringlightchallenge #iloveyouforinfinity ♬ Infinity – Jaymes Young

Cili Bling @cilibling

Cili is indeed the only girl in the world with her glam and owning her hijab. The half Chinese and half Hungarian TikToker was raised in Malaysia and is breaking stereotypes of what people usually think Muslim people come from. Her smooth transitions to her makeup routine make it hard to take our eyes off the screen!

@ciliblingNo she’s really back now♬ Pony x Only Girl In The World by Altegomusic – ALTÉGO

Jennifer Mika @jennifermika_

Jennifer Mika is a native New Yorker who shares her dances every day by her rooftop balcony. She has continued to shoot her dance videos on her rooftop no matter the weather. Whenever Jennifer encounters her neighbors, she takes us on a journey to find them and becomes friends with them. In Jennifer’s videos followers can see occasional guest appearances from her Japanese mother either dancing with her or being Jennifer’s #1 cheerleader!

@jennifermika_Always camera ready 🙄♬ original sound – Isaac 🌙

About the Author

Maria Sato

Maria Sato is a senior at Emerson College majoring in journalism, with a focus in TV broadcast. As a student journalist, she has covered stories from hard news to entertainment both in the U.S. and in Japan.