By Paget Kagy and Albert Hur Al and Paget talk about their personal experiences growing up Asian in America, from elementary school through adulthood. The different forms of anti-Asian racism, Asian woman and Asian man gender divide, and fighting back against racism.
By Sen Tien We discuss our different experiences with our parent's language. J talks about the emphasis of English instead of Tagalog in her family and culturally, Sen talks about interpreting for her parents, Vi talks about almost being put in ESL as her parents switched to speaking English at home, and Wen attended school…
By Sen Tien A white high school girl in America posted a photo of her wearing a qipao or cheongsam to prom and caused a twitter storm. It is okay for her to wear it? Is it cultural appropriation? We dissect the situation as Asian diaspora. https://youtu.be/rf54bmKg2ko
By Sen Tien Join J, Vi and Sen as they imitate online activists, describe encounters with panhandlers and how they try to navigate the volatile nature of the 'them vs. us' rhetoric on Twitter. https://youtu.be/bikxeOICNkE
By Paget Kagy and Albert Hur Al and Paget discuss the factors at play that hinder Asian American success within the workplace and entertainment, and what we can do about it through becoming political, connecting as a community, and speaking out.
By Sen Tien In this episode, we talk about how the working class or blue collar workers experience racism differently. We briefly touch on class as well and how it's a neglected dynamic in the Asian activism sphere. https://youtu.be/7fmDnJHMMiI
By Paget Kagy and Albert Hur Al and Paget tackle one of the most contentious issues among Asian Am today: the Asian Female White Male relationship: Why and when it's problematic, and how to bridge the divide.
By Sen Tien J and Vi welcome Yun in this episode to talk about her experience as a 1.5 generation Asian-American and compare and contrast the divide with the 2nd generation. https://youtu.be/n0NdCXPk_OE
By Paget Kagy and Albert Hur Al and Paget have an important discussion on Asian American history that has been lost to many.
By Sen Tien Today we discuss the cultural importance and the racialized nature of food for Asian diaspora. We also cover the show Ugly Delicious, a Netflix original food show. It demonstrates past, present and future presence of Asian American cuisines and the relationships we build around food. https://youtu.be/MCJzdPrdpi8