In “Dash American”, we bring people from all different kinds of cultural backgrounds & people who have different relationships with their cultural background, to come together & share their own, unique stories about what it’s like being “Dash American”.
AKIN sits down with new friend Maya Reddy founder of The Gaysian Project! Where we talk about the intersectionality of the queer and asian experience, mental health, and the future of queer asian/Gaysian representation. Follow them on instagram @thegaysianproject and check out awesome Gaysian Project merch on their website thegaysianproject.com
Friend of ThisisAKIN Chris Kondracki is back with his brother Sean Kondracki, to talk about being Asian/Asian-American in the sports world. As players and spectators there something to say about how the representation in the professional leagues of basketball, baseball, and tennis effects the way the young Asian/Asian-American interact with the sports world. To hear more about the NBA Sean Kondracki has his own podcast The Tin is in Podcast.
AKIN founder Ruthie Ofrasio sits down with Irene Lazaridis who founded MakeShift and Christopher Moncayo-Torres founder of FailBetter. They talk about being artist, the need for community, and why it was important for them to bring the two together.
Guests Paul JB Lee(Korean) Ruben Mejia(Mexican-American) & Peter Enriquez (Filipino & Greek) talk about what it is like about to be a minority in the Jazz community, and gives insight on the music industry for young musical artists. It may be less about confronting those already in the Jazz community, but understanding the pressures of being part of something new!
Guests Nicole Pineda, Andrea Navarrete, & AKIN Project Manager Vivian Wang sit down and talk about their experiences as woman of color getting into and navigating in the corporate world. Turns out it's foundation, foundation, foundation! But as people of color, we don't always have those connects our white counterparts have. Listen for more!
Our host, Hubert Silva is joined by JP Moraga, Peyton Emery, and Arjun Dhawan in talking about their experience in both the queer and straight communities. We talk about what it's like to balance both our queer and cultural identities and instances where those have overlapped in intersectionality.
Dash American is back & we are playing the Dating Game! We brought some guests in to chat about their dating experiences & how culture and race comes into conversation. Featuring Dan Foster, Charlie Hurtt, & Kiki Kish, We go from #relationshipgoals, to fetishization, to meeting the family. This episode contains some sexually explicit content.
Meet some of the members of AKIN: Ruthie Ofrasio, Hubert Silva, Sam Midwinter, and AKIN partner from "Vaulted" Noah Breymeier, as they share stories of their identity, discuss their relationships to their identities, as AKIN's goal to bring together an audience and a community of underrepresented artists of color.
Featuring musical compositions by Jessi Raymundo.
For our third episode of Dash American we brought in our fierce friends from Hapa Mag, a publication by Hapas for everyone, to talk about their experiences walking through the world as Hapas, or half Asian/Pacific Islander. Featuring Hapa founder Alex Chester & project manager Melissa Slaughter, we chat about language, building your own tribe, & what's up next for Hapa Mag.