MOCA sits down with Carol Xie to discuss her experience volunteering at her family’s restaurant, Purple Dot, during the Covid-19 pandemic. Carol explains how she has been managing the restaurant’s social media presence while also working a separate job. She also talks about her family’s history and roots in China up until her father bought the restaurant.  She discusses growing up adjacent to the Chinatown where Purple Dot is located as well as the importance of the area to her childhood. Carol offers further insight into her experience with the xenophobia inspired by the pandemic as well as how the neighborhood has been impacted by Covid-19. She also explains her strategy for marketing the restaurant and the future she hopes for Purple Dot.