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AAPI NARRATIVE

By Rachelle, Nhi, Zi
Capturing the lived experiences of the Asian and Pacific Islander community. Your narrative is important. Your story matters. Your voice is powerful.
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Episode 15: Growing Up Asian-American in the Bay Area

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Episode 20: A Message to Our Younger Selves P2 - College/Early 20s Edition
Venturing out into the world after high school can be really daunting. For some, it'll be the first time you pay rent, do your laundry, or even crack an egg on your own. Growth and change looks different for everyone, but that's what makes our experience in our early 20s/college years so exciting! Tune in as we explore and reflect the past few years of our life and what we would tell our younger selves.  Share your story with AAPI Narrative! Visit our Website: aapinarrative.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aapinarrative
28:29
May 12, 2021
Episode 19: A Message to Our Younger Selves P1 - High School Edition
Have you ever took the time to reflect back on your high school years? Looking back as a teen, I was so dramatic and senseless. The stress of not getting into the college of your choice seemed like the end of the world. Rachelle, Nhi, and I speak little bit of our experiences as a teenager roaming around the halls of high school. Ending the episode with a piece of advice to our younger self. Join us to find out what is going on in the heads of teenage girls during the years of significant changes, high school.  Share your narrative with AAPI Narrative Website: aapinarrative.com Instagram: instagram.com/aapinarrative
29:51
May 5, 2021
Episode 18: Being in a Relationship during a Pandemic ft. Bianca
Being in a relationship these days can look quite different for a lot of us. Join in on our discussion with Bianca, as we talk about what it's like to be in a relationship during a pandemic. We share personal stories on our dating experiences, reflections on how our relationships have evolved, and tips on how we've stayed connected with our S/Os during this time.  Bianca was born in Manila, Philippines and immigrated to the U.S. with her family when she was 6 years old. Growing up, she had to find ways to balance and blend her Filipino heritage with the American lifestyle. Tune into this episode as Bianca highlights how she navigates conversations with her family about dating and relationships, when they may not see eye to eye. Follow Bianca's story on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livinginnamoment/ Share your story with AAPI Narrative! Visit our Website: aapinarrative.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aapinarrative
41:45
April 28, 2021
Episode 17: K - Drama Obsessed! Are you Team Seo-Jun or Su-Ho?
*This episode may contain spoilers* Do you fall for the good boys or bad boys? In today's episode we will go down the rabbit hole talking about our all time favorite Korean dramas in 2020. We reviewed a few trending K-Dramas such as True beauty, Its Okay Not to be Okay, Crash Landing on You, and The Start Up. We had so much fun discussing which team we are on, team Seo-Jun or Su-Ho? Which team are you rooting for? Tune in to listen to us debate about our perspective on each characters development. Share your narrative with AAPI Narrative Website: aapinarrative.com Instagram: instagram.com/aapinarrative
28:46
April 21, 2021
Episode 16: Let's Cook with Peter Duong
We're kicking off episode 16 in celebration of Khmer New Year. For those who may not know, Khmer New Year is celebrated in the Cambodian community over the span of three days in April. It’s a time where families, friends, and loved ones gather to celebrate good health and pray for future blessings. Khmer New Year is also deeply rooted in Buddhism and so many families pay respect to Buddha during this time. Our guest in this episode is Peter Duong! Peter is an online Chef and has curated over a hundred recipes online from lime butter garlic shrimp rolls to stir fry gravy noodles. His delicious and easy-to-make dishes have garnered over 95,000 followers on Instagram and TikTok. Catch up with Peter and learn more about his upcoming cookbook! Purchase his cookbook: https://pete-eats.myshopify.com/?key=533e96f36d95ce617bae920426ff7cf26cb9922522fcd77f7d1197dbe7643071 Check out Peter's Instagram: instagram.com/pete_eatss Check out Peter's TikTok: tiktok.com/@pete_eats Share your narrative: aapinarrative.com Connect with us: instagram.com/aapinarrative
21:28
April 14, 2021
Episode 15: Growing Up Asian-American in the Bay Area
Have you ever woken up early on a Saturday to attend a language school? Been told that mirrors attract evil spirits? In this episode, Nhi, Rachelle, and Zi reflect on some aspects of their childhood and what it was like growing up in the bay area! Share your narrative with AAPI Narrative Website: aapinarrative.com Instagram: instagram.com/aapinarrative
29:25
April 7, 2021
Episode 14: The Rise in Anti-Asian Violence
Trigger Warning: Content includes content on physical violence/physical assault. In this episode, Rachelle, Zi, and Nhi will be discussing a heavier topic - covering their responses to the rise in anti-Asian violence within the United States. Below are some community resources if you are in need of support. Follow Us: AAPI Narrative Website | AAPI Narrative Instagram Mental Health Resources for AAPI: Asian Mental Health Collective - asianmhc.org SAMHSA National Hotline - 800.662.HELP National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance - nqapia.org Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741 Organizations: APIENC: API Equality NorCal - apienc.org Oakland Vietnamese Community Center - oaklandvnchamber.com Chinese Progressive Association - cpasf.org Filipino Cultural Center - filipinocc.org Stop AAPI Hate - stopaapihate.org Asian Law Caucus - advancingjustice-alc.org Support Lines for Hate Crime (UK) - supportline.org.uk/problems/hate-crimes/ Resources for Hate Crimes (US) - victimconnect.org/learn/types-of-crime/hate-crimes/ Hate is a Virus - hateisavirus.org
14:17
March 31, 2021
Episode 13: How Well Do We Know Each Other?
Nhi, Rachelle and Zi have been friends for over a decade! Nhi and Zi have been housemates for a year, and prior to that, Zi and Rachelle were housemates for 6 years! We exchange messages on the daily and spent many weekend recording sessions together. You'd think after all this time, we'd know each other pretty well, but the big question is -- how well do reeeeally know each other? Throughout this episode, we learned many juicy secrets like our funny drunk stories, our first crush, to even our parents' English names. We invite you to join our girl talk session as we go on this adventure to uncover stories we've never heard from each other. 
19:33
March 3, 2021
Episode 12: Growing up Asian in Russia and Immigrating to the US with Burte | Mental Health Series
Get to know Content Creator, Burte Lkhagvasuren! Burte was born in Mongolia and moved to Russia when she was only 3 years old. She's a first-generation Russian with parents from Mongolia. Burte received her bachelor's degree in Public Relationship and Advertisement in Moscow and worked in the field for three years after graduating in 2013. During her mid-20s, she made the decision to immigrate to the United States. Now through social media, she shares her different life lessons and experiences with people around the world. Watch Burte's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCibiCjNJxukt88nNFggOQaQ Follow Burte on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@itsburte Follow Burte on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsburte/ Check out our website: https://www.aapinarrative.com/  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aapinarrative/  Share Your Narrative - Podcast Speaker Sign-Up: https://forms.gle/WUF9tLV8UacmvSqo6
22:48
February 24, 2021
Episode 11: Be Your Own Financial Advisor with Quang Nguyen | Finance Series
Quang Nguyen is a finance professional and real estate investor who grew up in San Francisco, CA. He is a first-generation American with parents who came from Vietnam. Quang studied Business Economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has taken on various roles in the finance field. Quang has helped thousands of business owners and individuals - lending a direct hand on their needs as it relates to business and investment growth. In this episode, Quang will go over the power of consistency and good habits! Buy "Be Your Own Financial Advisor" here! Check out our website: https://www.aapinarrative.com/  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aapinarrative/  Share Your Narrative - Podcast Speaker Sign-Up: https://forms.gle/WUF9tLV8UacmvSqo6
27:12
February 17, 2021
Episode 10: Navigating Dental School and Exploring Mental Health with Lisa J | Mental Health Series
Hear first hand about the pressures of being a full-time dental student at NYU with Lisa J and the ladies of AAPI Narrative. Lisa opens up not only about her passion for dentistry but also about how she has navigated through mental health from her early adolescents until now. Focusing on our mental health and exercising self-care is just as important as our physical health and exercising our muscles. In this episode, we open up to what stresses us out and what helps us cope. So get comfortable and join us on our mental health journey! Check out our website: https://www.aapinarrative.com/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aapinarrative/ Share Your Narrative - Podcast Speaker Sign-Up: https://forms.gle/WUF9tLV8UacmvSqo6
23:28
February 10, 2021
Episode 9: A Filmmaker's Lens with Kristy Choi & So Yun Um | Career Series
We dig deep into the minds of two Los Angeles based Korean-American filmmakers and learn about the art of filmmaking. Their craft is deeply rooted in their Korean-American heritage as they and their families navigate the world. Explore the landscape of cinematography through the lens' of Kristy  Choi & So Yun Um.  Check out more of their work: https://www.kristy-choi.com/   &   https://www.soyunum.com/  Check out our website: https://www.aapinarrative.com/  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aapinarrative/  Share Your Narrative - Podcast Speaker Sign-Up: https://forms.gle/WUF9tLV8UacmvSqo6
29:28
February 4, 2021
Episode 8: Our 2020 Reflection | Get to Know Us Series
We are a couple of weeks into 2021, It is never too late to reflect on the previous year and start setting resolutions. As much as we want to forget about 2020, we want to ensure that we have not experienced the year in vain. There were so many downs but so many unforgettable moments as well. In today's episode we will be sharing our personal and professional reflections of 2020. Are you ready? Here we go! Check out our website: https://www.aapinarrative.com/  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aapinarrative/  Share Your Narrative - Podcast Speaker Sign-Up: https://forms.gle/WUF9tLV8UacmvSqo6
38:40
January 27, 2021
Episode 7: Interview with Firstly Co-Founders Brenda and Kevin | Entrepreneurship Series
Firstly is a new online tool to help first generation students and professionals navigate through the corporate jungle. We interview the co-founders of Firstly, Kevin Hu and Brenda Lienh, to learn more about their backgrounds and their business venture to provide this amazing resource. Listen in for some helpful tips to step up your professional career! Check out Firstly: https://www.firstly.pro/ Check out our website: https://www.aapinarrative.com/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aapinarrative/ Share Your Narrative - Podcast Speaker Sign-Up: https://forms.gle/WUF9tLV8UacmvSqo6
42:59
December 9, 2020
Episode 6: Get to Know TikTok Chef Peter | Career Series
Peter Duong is a Clinical Research Coordinator at Johnson & Johnson, Online TikTok Chef, and Interior Designer. In 2020, Peter has dramatically grown his online chef business and reached over 65,000 followers on Instagram and 50,000 followers on TikTok alone. In this episode, Peter shared his experience growing up Cambodian American, being a first-generation professional, working on side-hustles, and more. Check out our website: https://www.aapinarrative.com/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aapinarrative/ Share Your Narrative - Podcast Speaker Sign-Up: https://forms.gle/WUF9tLV8UacmvSqo6
34:34
December 2, 2020
Episode 5: Our Financial Journey - Monkey bars and lemonade stands (Part 2) | Get to Know Us Series
Navigating your finances can look different for everyone at any stage of life. We talk about our personal journeys and tips we’ve learned along the way. Listen in as we demystify some of the topics around personal finances! ---- Check out our website: https://www.aapinarrative.com/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aapinarrative/ Share Your Narrative - Podcast Speaker Sign-Up: https://forms.gle/WUF9tLV8UacmvSqo6
17:10
November 25, 2020
Episode 4: Our Financial Journey - Monkey bars and lemonade stands (Part 1) | Get to Know Us Series
Navigating your finances can look different for everyone at any stage of life. We talk about our personal journeys and tips we’ve learned along the way. Listen in as we demystify some of the topics around personal finances! ---- Check out our website: https://www.aapinarrative.com/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aapinarrative/ Share Your Narrative - Podcast Speaker Sign-Up: https://forms.gle/WUF9tLV8UacmvSqo6
29:02
November 18, 2020
Episode 3: Things to consider before marriage (Part 2) | Get to Know Us Series
Ever wonder if you and your partner are ready to take your relationship to the next level? What are some things you should know before getting married? In this episode, we delve into the juicy details of our relationships and how we connect with our significant others. Listen in and learn more about us ladies and… our mans! Visit our website @ AAPINARRATIVE.COM Podcast speaker form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGGLFYU0qFYSfWEwtgfvFPM50ibbUxaVC5vrC_FqG3uS8BdQ/viewform Follow us on Instagram @ AAPINarrative Listen to us on other podcast platforms: https://anchor.fm/aapinarrative
28:02
November 11, 2020
Episode 2: Things to consider before marriage (Part 1) | Get to Know Us Series
Ever wonder if you and your partner are ready to take your relationship to the next level? What are some things you should know before getting married? In this episode, we delve into the juicy details of our relationships and how we connect with our significant others. Listen in and learn more about us ladies and… our mans! Visit our website @ AAPINARRATIVE.COM Podcast speaker form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGGLFYU0qFYSfWEwtgfvFPM50ibbUxaVC5vrC_FqG3uS8BdQ/viewform Follow us on Instagram @ AAPINarrative Listen to us on other podcast platforms: https://anchor.fm/aapinarrative
22:51
November 4, 2020
Episode 1: Why AAPI Narrative
Welcome to the first episode of AAPI Narrative! We’ll delve into the lived experiences of our co-hosts. Although we all identify as Asian Americans, our experiences have shaped our unique personalities. Go ahead, grab some wine, tune in, and join our girl talks! Visit our website @ AAPINARRATIVE.COM Podcast speaker form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGGLFYU0qFYSfWEwtgfvFPM50ibbUxaVC5vrC_FqG3uS8BdQ/viewform Follow us on Instagram @ AAPINarrative Listen to us on other podcast platforms: https://anchor.fm/aapinarrative
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October 27, 2020