Ji Bowlus here, the Founder and CEO of HELLO HAPI. I’m incredibly grateful for this opportunity to connect with you. As a 1.5-generation Korean American who immigrated to the United States at age three, I’ve experienced firsthand the complexities of navigating between cultures. HELLO HAPI isn’t just another media company—it’s a culmination of a vision that stems from my self-discovery and cultural exploration journey. It’s about creating a space where individuals like myself can find resonance and understanding in our shared experiences.

At HELLO HAPI, our mission is not just about me or our team-it’s about all of us. We’re deeply committed to fostering a profound sense of belonging, believing in the power of authentic dialogue and curiosity, and reclaiming the narrative surrounding Asian identity. Together, we celebrate the richness of our heritage and embrace the intersections of who we are. My personal journey has been instrumental in shaping the ethos of HELLO HAPI. I’ve experienced the challenges of straddling two worlds but also found immense strength and resilience within my cultural roots. I founded HELLO HAPI to create something purposeful and meaningful for others that can guide those on similar paths.

But I don’t walk this path alone. I’m incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by a small yet remarkable team at HELLO HAPI. Together, we’re dedicated to amplifying diverse voices, sharing authentic stories, and building a community where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued.

HELLO HAPI is more than just a storytelling platform—it’s a movement. It’s about igniting curiosity, savoring the richness of cultural diversity, and reclaiming our narratives. And with your support, we’ll continue to shape the narrative around what it means to be Asian—for us and future generations. We invite you to join us on this discovery, connection, and empowerment journey. Your voice and experiences are valuable to us. Let’s create a world where diversity is celebrated and inclusivity is the cornerstone of our collective identity.

Welcome to HELLO HAPI—a home where everyone belongs.