3. Chatting with Wesley Kang, Fashion Entrepreneur
An episode of Chatting with Asians
A podcast about today’s Asian Americans. I talk to Asian Americans who are breaking the stereotype of becoming a doctor or lawyer and, instead, are redefining success on their own terms. Guests include artists, chefs, tech entrepreneurs, and more. We cover topics like career switching and handling family expectations. Most importantly, we’re showing another side of Asian American culture.
Wah, the end of the first season is here! I get a little personal with you guys and share my thoughts on what I want the future of this podcast to look like. Ready for some real talk? Play the episode!
Meet Dinh Thai! He's a writer and director known for his breakout short film, Monday. This conversation is another two-parter! In this first part, we dive into his upbringing as his family fled from the war in Vietnam, hustled in France, and settled into America. He also reaches out to listeners who are suffering from depression or grief and shares his experiences on how art alleviated his pain.
This is part 2 of my conversation with writer and director, Dinh Thai. We talk about if Hollywood is ready for more movies about Asian American topics and his advice to those looking to get into filmmaking. So here’s part 2 of our conversation!
Welcome to part two of my chat with the cofounders of The Cosmos, Cassandra Lam and Karen Mok. We talk more about the mission of The Cosmos, their crowdfunding campaign for The Cosmos Summit: a historical gathering of 500 Asian women creators in NYC this late summer, and why we need this summit. They're raising $75,000 in a month to put together this special event. If their mission resonates with you, please consider contributing! More details here: https://ifundwomen.com/projects/cosmos-summit
This conversation was so good, I had to split it up into two parts! Meet the cofounders of The Cosmos, Cassandra Lam and Karen Mok. They created a fast-growing community for Asian women to connect and empower each other to flourish and thrive. In this first part, we get into some deeeep topics like their thoughts on the Asian American identity, their lives before The Cosmos, and what makes The Cosmos unique. You're going to love their authenticity and honesty! They've just launched a crowdfund campaign for their upcoming Cosmos Summit: a one-day event hosting 500 Asian women creators to come together. They're raising $75,000 in a month to put together this special event. If their mission resonates with you, please consider contributing! More details here: https://ifundwomen.com/projects/cosmos-summit
Ready for a burst of positive optimistic energy? Meet Tiffany Porter! She's a screenwriter and Secretary of the FilAm Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood. This worldly woman has lived in the Philippines, Abu Dhabi, and California while growing up watching classic films. She shares her pep talk for those wanting to pursue filmmaking and how she gets out of her funk. She's such a sweetheart and super active in the community!
Amber Inthavong is my guest for episode #4! She's a fantastic writer with a strong passion for outdoor adventures on her blog, Colorado Caribou. As a Laotian American, she shares her experiences growing up in a smaller city with identity issues. We also talk about her decision to get out of finance, blogging with her daughter, and her goal of meeting Kulap Vilaysack! She's such an authentic soul, can't wait for you to listen!
On this episode, I chat with Wesley, who co-founded the clothing company Nimble Made. As a finance guy with a slimmer build, trying to find better fitting dress shirts was a personal struggle. So he decided to create a solution. I pick his brain about what Asian masculinity means to him and who he would like to be a personal stylist for.
I chat with Daniel Ha, a tech entrepreneur who co-founded his company called Disqus with his friend during their college days. We talk about the advantages and challenges of being an Asian American entrepreneur, his dream cars, and dropping out of his computer science degree. How did his dad react? You'll have to listen to find out.
OMG, this is the first episode! I interview chef and super woman, Jenny Dorsey. She switched from management consulting into the culinary world, where she writes about food, speaks about food, and experiments with the combination of food + poetry + VR. Amazeballs. We talk about the family expectations Asian American kids face, being terrible at mushroom hunting, and Rick and Morty!
Hey there! Welcome to Chatting with Asians. In this intro, I talk about the reasons why I created the podcast and why we need more representation. Stay tuned in January when I'll be dropping new episodes on a regular basis :)
November 25, 2018
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