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Dash American

Dash American

By This is AKIN
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”.
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Episode 6: Undertones in Jazz

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Episode 11.2: SHE CREATES 2020 (Bonus w/ Founder Lizzy Jarrett)
In this BONUS podcast, AKIN host Ruthie Ofrasio sits with the founder of SHE Creates, Lizzy Jarrett from Make/Shift NYC, to get an inside scoop on the founding of SHE Creates! They discuss the conception of the event & how it's only grown since.  SHE Creates: Myths & Legends 2020 opens March 20th & runs through March 21st at Project for the Living Artist in Woodside, Queens. This event is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
08:43
March 7, 2020
Episode 11: SHE CREATES 2020
AKIN host Ruthie Ofrasio is back with a new season of SHE Creates! SHE Creates is a yearly festival that features the work of female and genderqueer artists. She sits down with artists Aarushi Agni & Serafina Ha to talk about the journey they took with SHE Creates this year.  SHE Creates: Myths & Legends 2020 opens March 20th & runs through March 21st at Project for the Living Artist in Woodside, Queens.  This event is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
20:14
March 7, 2020
Episode 10: The Gaysian Project
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
28:21
May 29, 2019
Episode 9: Asians in Sports
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. 
13:17
May 5, 2019
Episode 8: The Veteran Experience
Dash/American the Podcast with James Barbosa an Army Veteran shedding some light on the experience of being POC in the military; before, during, and after serving.
20:32
January 23, 2019
Episode 7: Creators Circle
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.
20:45
October 15, 2018
Episode 6: Undertones in Jazz
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!
26:57
August 6, 2018
Episode 5: Woman, Color, & Corporate
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!
23:33
July 11, 2018
Episode 4: Queer
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.
31:47
June 25, 2018
Episode 2: The Dating Game
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.
42:07
June 11, 2018
Episode 1: We are AKIN
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.
25:08
June 11, 2018
Episode 3: Hapa Mag
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.
33:57
June 11, 2018