Joanna Gaines Just Shared A Touching Tribute To Her Mother Amid Recent Asian Hate Crimes

In recent years, the home improvement community has grown to garner a plethora of folks that have become household names. From Trading Spaces designer Genevieve Gorder to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's Ty Pennington, home improvement shows have captured the American public's attention because of the ability to see truly breathtaking and satisfying renovations take place. Hello Lovely Studio cites that U.S. viewers have a special affinity for seeing "beauty rise from ashes." 

No one has encapsulated this philosophy more than that of shiplap aficionado Joanna Gaines from the super popular and now-defunct show, Fixer Upper. Gaines captured the hearts of home improvement show viewers with her down-to-earth and honest persona, as well as her simple and easy-to-replicate decor style. Within seconds of watching the mother-of-five on the screen, you get a feeling that she is full of heart and has a strong sense of community. So it is no surprise that Gaines has shared a very poignant post commemorating her mother and her Asian heritage.

Joanna Gaines shared a picture of her book translated into Korean

Today reports that the Asian-American Fixer Upper host took to Instagram to post a picture of her book, The World Needs Who You Were Made To Be, printed in her mother's native language of Korean. The post, which was also shared on her personal Twitter page, was captioned with a very emotional message which tied back to the current wave of hate crimes being committed against the Asian community. She reveals how seeing her book translated to Korean is a huge honor for her. 

"I remember as a little girl being out with my mom & seeing how in a moment, a person's harsh look or underhanded comment would attempt to belittle her rich story & beautiful culture," the 42-year-old says. In a separate tweet she reminds everyone of the power that words and actions can have on people. Tying it back to her book, she adds, "The world needs who we were ALL made to be & all the amazing & beautiful differences we each bring with us."