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Dear Asian Girl

Dear Asian Girl

By Dear Asian Youth

Introducing the newest addition to Dear Asian Youth! Hosted by Genesis Magpayo, Naina Giri, Abi Lee, and Isabel Leong, Dear Asian Girl is a podcast focused on uplifting, highlighting, and supporting Asian girls everywhere. With the lack of representation amongst Asian girls in social media, it's important that we as Asian girls support one another and bring awareness in order to be at the forefront of this change. For Asian Girls, by Asian Girls
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Dating in 2022
Dating in 2022
In this episode, Genesis talks with Chris and Pri about what it is like dating now in 2022. What were their expectations as a kid, what's it like now? All these are answered in this episode.  Pri is a current senior at Berklee College of Music and she just released her latest single "Prove I'm Lying" that's out now on all streaming platforms. You can find her single through this link here. You can also find her on Instagram: @prioffixial
31:57
November 17, 2022
Home-Cooked Heritages
Home-Cooked Heritages
In this off-season episode, Genesis and Abi talk about the importance of food in Asian cultures. From translating familial love to understanding food as a piece of history with cultural weight, this episode covers the many facets of how culinary and culture combine. Later on, listen to anecdotes from the rest of the Dear Asian Girl team about what food they love the most from their respective cultural backgrounds and why! 
18:07
November 09, 2022
Our Masked Maladies
Our Masked Maladies
CW: Mental illness, suicide, trauma. In this episode, Isabel and Naina talk to Diana Chao, a Dear Asian Youth Changemaker Awardee who was recognized for her mental health advocacy work as the founder of Letters to Strangers. Listen to hear about Diana's experience as a first generation Bouyei Chinese American, her mental health journey including dealing with psychosomatic symptoms, and her perspectives on healthcare systems, the role of epigenetics in mental health, etc. 
01:02:49
October 29, 2022
Dear Desi Girls: Part Two
Dear Desi Girls: Part Two
In this episode, Isabel and Naina meet with Rhea Shetty to continue their conversation on South Asian representation, specifically from the perspective of a South Asian creator on Tiktok. Rhea shares her experiences and relationship with her South Indian identity, how her personal expression is influenced by South Asian and Western styles, and how she navigates creating content to discuss issues important to her.
01:09:55
October 22, 2022
Dear Desi Girls
Dear Desi Girls
On this episode, Naina and Isabel are joined by Mohuya Khan. She is a first-generation Bangladeshi American and founder of the Labyrinthave clothing brnad which combines storytelling and art to empower the Desi community. She's also a co-host of the Difficult-ish podcast where she discusses a range of topics from a South Asian perspective such as mental health, cultural appropriation, etc. In this interview, Mohuya talks about representation during her upbringing, and her journey becoming the representation she never had for herself.
50:02
October 16, 2022
Reading in H Mart
Reading in H Mart
CW: Cancer In Dear Asian Girl’s first offseason episode, our co-hosts Naina and Isabel sit down with a DAY book club co-lead to review Michelle Zauner’s memoir, “Crying in H-Mart” which dives into the musician’s memory and experiences of losing her mother to cancer. Our co-hosts discuss everything from how food can be seen as a source of comfort and connection in times of loss, and the role that Zauner's memoir has played in Asian American literary representation.
45:34
October 08, 2022
A World Connected | Decolonizing Monuments: A New Generation of Remembrance
A World Connected | Decolonizing Monuments: A New Generation of Remembrance
In this episode, Eryn discussed monuments and the Filipina diaspora with our guests Jaclyn Reyes and Xenia Diente. They talk about Monument Lab, a non-profit art and history studio, and the Re:Generation project. They go on to discuss Tandang Sora’s legacy, the reasons to build her a monument, and ponderings regarding if monuments should be built to be long lasting and how the implementation of monuments to honor legacies of historical figures should be approached. Listen for insights on healing relationships with history, especially healing from colonialism.
54:09
June 21, 2022
A World Connected | An Ocean Apart: Growing Up Away From Your Culture
A World Connected | An Ocean Apart: Growing Up Away From Your Culture
On this episode, Eryn sits down with Kimberly McKee, a Korean adoptee and author of "Disrupting Kinship," and Grace Ping Hua Newton, a Chinese adoptee and author of "Red Thread Broken", to discuss their experiences as Asian adoptees in white dominated cultures. Listen for stories on reconnecting with their birth culture, journeys of self-empowerment, and upcoming plans for their future projects! 
01:20:50
June 11, 2022
A World Connected | A Third Space: Stories from an ABC
A World Connected | A Third Space: Stories from an ABC
 In this episode, Naina and Eryn meet with Janette Wu, the author of her memoir, "Letters to Home" to discuss her experiences as an American born Chinese (ABC). They unpack topics such as the different love languages seen in Western versus Asian families, the expectations placed upon the eldest daughter in family dynamics, what a "collective beehive" and "survival mentality" looks like, and more!
43:43
June 05, 2022
A World Connected | Romance in Different Lights: Literature and Asian Love
A World Connected | Romance in Different Lights: Literature and Asian Love
In this week's episode, Abi and Genesis talk to Patricia Park, an author with an acclaimed debut novel, Re Jane, about depictions of romance within Asian culture. They talk about it through Park's novel and how Park utilizes her novel to showcase familial love but also interracial love and the potential for fetishization and a power dynamic. They also talk about novels in films, movies, and more and how romance is one of the main depictions/stories of Asians in westernized media. 
39:14
May 29, 2022
A World Connected | Education: Our Human Right to Mobility
A World Connected | Education: Our Human Right to Mobility
 In the first episode of Dear Asian Girl's "A World Connected," Naina and Eryn talk with Dahee Lee, the Youth Organizer at the MinKwon Center for Community Action. As a youth organizer, Dahee combines her passions of education and social justice in order to help undocumented immigrant youth in New York City, and this episode dives into how one's relationship to citizenship directly affects the social mobility one is granted. Listen to hear a breakdown of America's relationship with its undocumented immigrants, the challenges COVID-19 has brought upon undocumented families, elitism in New York City's education system, and more.
45:13
May 22, 2022
Dear Asian Girl: Gather Round
Dear Asian Girl: Gather Round
In this episode of Dear Asian Girl, Abi, Anika, Mei, and Genesis gather around the campfire to talk about folktales from their region. 
20:10
December 24, 2021
Dear Asian Girl: Letters to Our Future Selves
Dear Asian Girl: Letters to Our Future Selves
In this episode, Naina, Abi, and Genesis read personal letters written for their future selves where they describe relevant experiences they're currently undergoing, and have heartfelt mental health checks while contemplating what the future entails. Listen to hear advice they give for themselves, questions they ask about the future, as well as thoughtful reflections over their present-day lives!
30:52
November 25, 2021
Dear Asian Girl : Ask Your Asian Sisters
Dear Asian Girl : Ask Your Asian Sisters
In this episode, Naina and Izzie share advice and experiences related to navigating their identity, knowing their worth, and other topics you listeners wanted to hear about! Listen for some friendship storytimes, rants about social life struggles, and laughs over shared interests!
43:10
October 04, 2021
Dear Asian Girl: Sitting Down with the Chapter Director
Dear Asian Girl: Sitting Down with the Chapter Director
Genesis sits down with Nikhitha Balijepalli, the Chapter Director of Dear Asian Youth, to sit down and talk about the Chapter program at Dear Asian Youth. They talk about how it got started, some of the cool events that the chapter leads do and have done in the past, and how to get involved. Currently, the chapter program applications are closed but check @dearasianyouth for future updates. If you want more information you can contact nikthitha@dearasianyouth.org for any questions that you might have and or information. 
30:55
September 20, 2021
Dear Asian Girl : Meet the New Voices of DAG
Dear Asian Girl : Meet the New Voices of DAG
Dear Asian Girl introduces our freshly onboarded hosts and researchers to the podcast! Alongside assistant director, Sunna, and podcast manager, Annette, meet the two new co-hosts, Izzie and Abigail, who will be joining Genesis and Naina, as well as Ellie, Eryn, Anika, Kim, and Mei who are all the podcast researchers helping behind the scenes. Get excited for season 5 with this team! 
54:05
September 12, 2021
Protect Our AAPI Community: The "Hidden Hijabi" Trope
Protect Our AAPI Community: The "Hidden Hijabi" Trope
Alina sits down with Pashmina, a rising freshman at NYU studying journalism, to talk all things relating to negative tropes in film regarding Muslims, specifically women practicing the Hijab. The two, passionate about film, tackle this subject through their creative and personal lenses, both as Muslim women and film creatives. Pashmina starts by discussing herself and her journey with filmmaking and expresses her experience as one of the only Hijabi women at her boarding school in Princeton, NJ. They discuss all things relating to anti-hijabi tropes in film, as well as films relation to politics.
01:05:18
August 23, 2021
Protect Our AAPI Community: Deep From Within: Internalized Sexism
Protect Our AAPI Community: Deep From Within: Internalized Sexism
For the last episode of season 4, Alina and Gen discuss internalized sexism: where it derives from, how it's shown in our everyday lives and communities, and how internalized sexism manifests into our everyday world. They dive deep into how cultural factors, television and cinema, everyday language, and more influences their perspective of internalized sexism. 
41:49
August 11, 2021
Protect Our AAPI Community: History of Asian American Hate
Protect Our AAPI Community: History of Asian American Hate
In this episode, Naina interviews Professor Melissa Borja about racism towards ESEA Americans throughout history due to the myths of "Yellow Peril" and the "Model Minority". They discuss immigration laws, the effects of World War II and the Cold War, and how other historical events connect to Asian hate during the current COVID-19 pandemic. They end with how to approach the issue of Asian American racism with the knowledge of historical contexts. Resources: Color of Success by Ellen D. Wu The Good Immigrants by Madeline Y. Hsu Empire of Care by Catherine Ceniza Choy  Politics is for Power by Eitan D. Hersh The Gift of Freedom by Mimi Thi Nguyen
49:13
July 25, 2021
Dear Asian Girl: Happy One Year Anniversary DAG!
Dear Asian Girl: Happy One Year Anniversary DAG!
Our hosts have been with DAG for a whole year now, speaking on issues that pertain to Asian girls, but also sharing their stories of being Asian girls. Staying true to their mission of creating a podcast by Asian girls, for Asian girls, our hosts, Naina Giri, Genesis Magpayo, and Alina Rahim, share their first impressions of each other in giggly reminiscence. Our podcast leadership also joins this episode with delightful insight into the organization and work behind the scenes. Our podcast manager, Annette Le, along with the two directors, Sunna Mai and Mya Sato, shares their experiences of running a podcast and many entertaining origin stories. Their amiable natures help their hard work shine through in this episode.
01:08:11
July 12, 2021
Protect Our AAPI Community: Educate Your Son
Protect Our AAPI Community: Educate Your Son
*TW: sexual violence, assault, and domestic abuse* In this episode of "Protect Our AAPI Community", Alina sits down with Kacey Lee, a social media director and organizer at Space to Speak. The two talk about the need for anti-violence work as well as how to lower sexual assault rates in the Asian community. Kacey discusses her work with Space to Speak, an organization striving to create a safe space for survivors of sexual assault, harassment, and violence in all forms, as well as the importance of "educating our sons" rather than "protecting our daughters". The episode also covers the origin and patterns of "#notallmen" alongside "#yesallwomen" and "#metoo". For more resources check out the list provided by Kacey below alongside her socials.  Resources: - Space to Speak: Instagram (@spacetospeakorg), Website (https://www.spacetospeak.org/), Discord (https://discord.com/invite/wXpcc9pb) (Survivor Community) - Project Lotus: Instagram (@projectlotusorg), Website (https://www.theprojectlotus.org/) - Restless Network: App (https://restlessnetwork.com/get-the-app/), Instagram (@restlessnetwork), Website (https://restlessnetwork.com/) - Kacey Lee, Instagram (@kceylee)
01:23:12
June 28, 2021
Protect our AAPI community: Asians & the White Gaze
Protect our AAPI community: Asians & the White Gaze
In this episode, Naina and Gen are joined by their fellow Dear Asian Youth members, Marcella and Mya, to discuss Asians viewed through the perspective of the white gaze. They discuss topics such as Asian characters in Western media, notions of masculinity and femininity placed upon different Asians, and how factors like colorism, colonization, and more play a role in these conversations.
01:06:29
June 13, 2021
Protect our AAPI Community: Dismantling the Binary
Protect our AAPI Community: Dismantling the Binary
In this episode, Naina interviews Jensen Reyes, a multi disciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. They identify as a second generation Filipinx American as well as transgender nonbinary. They discuss the intersectionality of their racial and gender identities, including experiences with American and Asian notions of gender. Jensen also speaks on his experiences with fetishization, his journey with self-expression, and finding community with fellow queer people of color.
55:08
June 01, 2021
Sitting Down With The Social Media Directors
Sitting Down With The Social Media Directors
In this episode, the two Dear Asian Youth social media co-directors, Namrata and Mya, shine a more personal light on their responsibilities in DAY, their aspirations for the future, their day-to-day struggles with productivity and student life, as well as so much more -- all put together with a dash of humor!
35:48
May 17, 2021
Herstory: Asians Girl, Make it 2021
Herstory: Asians Girl, Make it 2021
In this episode, we have our four co-hosts, Genesis, Alina, Melissa and Naina, all together in one episode reflecting on their past experiences in 2020/2021, and sharing their hopes for the future. They discuss looking forward to potential diversity in their college lives, navigating through their Asian identities in racially homogenous areas, and more.
51:00
May 09, 2021
Herstory: The Therapy Behind Art
Herstory: The Therapy Behind Art
In this episode, Genesis talks with Love Ablan. Love Ablan is a multidisciplinary artist that does photography, film, art, and is also a storyteller and meditation teacher. Genesis and Love dive deep into the life experiences that shaped her to create the art she’s creating now, the pressures she put upon herself when first starting into art, and how important it is to have representation in the arts as well as how art heals. You can find her at lovelovesyou.com and @loveablan on Twitter and Instagram.
01:08:39
May 03, 2021
Herstory: Let's Talk Asian's Women Issues
Herstory: Let's Talk Asian's Women Issues
In this episode Alina and Gen talk with Emma Tang from @intersectional.abc about utilizing her platform to maintain an intersectional environment. They discuss everything from social media activism to anti-Asian-based hate crimes. Emma explains her journey with her instagram account and how it can be difficult to maintain an informed background on all issues. She discusses social media activism and performative activism, and explains how sometimes we all can be “performative”. She explains how to tackle performative activism and create intersectionality in the Asian community.
32:07
April 26, 2021
Herstory: State of the Art Asian Creativity
Herstory: State of the Art Asian Creativity
In this episode, Alina and Gen talk to Afshan from @lifesforliving, on what guided her to utilize social media to share her cultural identity. Afshan discusses her experience growing up in a close-minded area to her college experience in a diverse and mixed city, where she discovered her passion for marketing while also talking about the positive and negative aspects of social media and how to deal with internet trolls. Afshan explains the importance of coming from an educated and informed background when sharing any information on social media. 
53:37
April 18, 2021
Herstory: Asian Women: Rewriting the Narrative
Herstory: Asian Women: Rewriting the Narrative
In this episode, Naina and Melissa are joined by Graci Kim. Graci Kim is a Korean author coming out with her new book, ‘The Last Falling Star’. Together, they discuss Graci’s experiences growing up as Asian in New Zealand, growing as an author to accept her Asian identity more, and how being Asian has impacted her writing.
46:37
April 11, 2021
Herstory: The Asian Music Dial
Herstory: The Asian Music Dial
In this episode Gen and Christine Lam aka Faerie talk about her story getting into the music industry, the problem with the formulaic artist in these record labels, why the music industry lacks Asian representation, and the rise of Tik Tok to find your music stardom! You can listen to Faerie's music such as her latest EP, 2 am, here https://open.spotify.com/artist/4kGFQZ0RuDoBFSBYzF0qJl?si=9EdxRhzbR0K5Wmc2kyIfeA
33:52
April 04, 2021
Herstory: Hidden Figures in STEM
Herstory: Hidden Figures in STEM
In this episode, Naina and Melissa talk with Magnolia Printz to discuss the disparities in the STEM field from the perspective of Asian women. They touch on topics like pressures to sacrifice femininity for professionalism, balancing work and personal life/duties/care, and issues like medical racism, xenophobic microaggressions, and double standards within gender.
36:48
March 29, 2021
Dear Asian Girl: The POWER of Idolization
Dear Asian Girl: The POWER of Idolization
In this episode, Melissa and Naina discuss with Helen Li, a member of grassroots podcast “Fresh Off the Vote”, about idolizing politicians. They touch on how consumerism and capitalism feeds into idolization, how idolizing leaves little room for accountability, and the difference between support vs. idolization.
49:50
March 08, 2021
Dear Asian Girl: The POWER of Elections
Dear Asian Girl: The POWER of Elections
In this episode, Melissa and Naina are joined by Ngan Le to talk about voter suppression in the Asian American community. They highlight the apoliticism among Asians, struggles Asian or other minority groups in America face while voting, and more.
38:12
February 28, 2021
Dear Asian Girl: Sitting Down at the Directors' Table
Dear Asian Girl: Sitting Down at the Directors' Table
This week's episode are the voices behind Dear Asian Youth as they talk about themselves, first impressions of each other, and dating stories. 
57:20
February 22, 2021
Dear Asian Girl: The POWER of Identity
Dear Asian Girl: The POWER of Identity
In this episode Julie from the Asian American Feminist Collective and Genesis sit down and talk about her knowledge on the political history of the AAPI, shifting to topics about finding your political ideology while growing up and her advice on how to find your voice. RESOURCES: BOOKLIST FROM AAFC: https://www.asianamfeminism.org/resources AAFC: https://www.asianamfeminism.org/
37:16
February 21, 2021
Dear Asian Girl: The POWER of Ignorance
Dear Asian Girl: The POWER of Ignorance
Melissa and Naina talk to two fellow members of Dear Asian Youth : Roma Manaois and Maine Simbulan. They are both teenagers living in the Philippines, and together they compare social justice movements in the Philippines vs. the US, discuss how activism can be equated to terrorism, and talk about how bigotry and ignorance plays into performative advocacy on social media.
40:43
February 15, 2021
Dear Asian Girl: The POWER of Equal Opportunity
Dear Asian Girl: The POWER of Equal Opportunity
Alina and Genesis talk to Anu Thirunarayanan about how affirmative action started, the pros and cons of affirmative action, how it afffects the Asian community, and how it relates back to the Asian community’s internalized racism and anti-blackness
46:36
February 07, 2021
Dear Asian Girl: The POWER of Accountability
Dear Asian Girl: The POWER of Accountability
In this episode Alina and Gen talk to Akshadha Lagisetti from AYCE about her political experience in Georgia working for Elizabeth Warren and her local community, holding our government accountable, the difference ever since Trump’s administration on government accountability, and different types of way to keep our government officials in check.
41:33
February 01, 2021
Dear Asian Girl: Asian in Filmmaking
Dear Asian Girl: Asian in Filmmaking
In this episode, Alina talks about the film industry and the stereotypes perpetuated through media to show diversity through the camera, theater vs film, why the Oscars committee and other awards ceremonies need to be diversified, and more with Maddy Manning Bi, a fellow DAY member with experience in the industry. 
32:40
December 20, 2020
Dear Asian Girl: Adopting into the Asian Identity
Dear Asian Girl: Adopting into the Asian Identity
In today's episode Genesis is joined with Ami Nafzger. Ami is founder of GOAL in Korea, an organization in Korea to help adoptees. Genesis and Ami talk about her experience being an adoptee, the adoptee process in Korea and China, and the struggles of being an adoptee. 
41:22
December 06, 2020
Dear Asian Girl: Asians in Pageants
Dear Asian Girl: Asians in Pageants
Asians in the pageant industry may be hard to come by, but meet the holder of Miss Taiwan, Jasmine Ma. She is joined by Melissa and Naina as they discuss Asian representation in media, debunk myths of pageants, and talk about Jasmine’s overall experience of being an Asian pageant queen.
47:41
November 29, 2020
Dear Asian Girl: Asian Women in Healthcare
Dear Asian Girl: Asian Women in Healthcare
In today's episode, Genesis interviews her mom, who is a physical therapist. Together, they address stereotypes surrounding Asian women in healthcare, especially Filipinos being nurses, and how the current pandemic is detrimentally hurting the essential workers.
46:07
November 22, 2020
Dear Asian Girl: Meet the Podcast Co-Hosts!
Dear Asian Girl: Meet the Podcast Co-Hosts!
From toxic white boys to how the podcast got started, Melissa, Gen, Alina, and Naina answer your questions! Tune in as you get to learn more about each host and a whole lot more. 
56:41
November 15, 2020
Dear Asian Girl: The Activist Inside Asian Girls
Dear Asian Girl: The Activist Inside Asian Girls
This episode, we have Sophia del Rosario, the founder of Zenerations, talk about what activism means to her as a 16 year old Asian girl. She is joined by Naina and Melissa as they discuss their journeys in becoming more outspoken in terms of social justice, navigating a world with little to no Asian representation in politics,  fighting against the 'meek', 'submissive' Asian girl stereotype, and more about what influences their advocacy!
01:08:49
November 08, 2020
Stories My Asian Grandma Told Me: Ep 1
Stories My Asian Grandma Told Me: Ep 1
Introducing our newest series of Dear Asian Girl: Stories My Asian Grandma Told Me. In this episode, Alina talks to Ryoko, and Naomi talk about the Japanese internment camps and coming to terms with their cultural identity and more! 
51:43
October 25, 2020
Dear Asian Girl: Periods, The Truth Around the World
Dear Asian Girl: Periods, The Truth Around the World
This episode, Melissa and Naina talk with guest Manavi Nag about the stigma around periods in the United States vs. India. Manavi is the 15 year old author of ‘Breaking the Taboo,’ a book revolving around the lives of girls in Mumbai, India as they navigate menstruation. They discuss funny stories of first periods, emotions felt while navigating through the menstruation taboo, and more!
33:34
October 18, 2020
Dear Asian Girl: Asian Women in Politics
Dear Asian Girl: Asian Women in Politics
In today's episode, Alina interviews Beenish Mannan, aka Alina's mom! Beenish worked in Pocatello, Idaho City Council for 1-2 years. Alina and her mom tackle what it is like being an Asian (and Muslim) politician in a conservative town, her experience working on the city council, which was racially homogenous, as well as what it is like to face backlash as a WOC in politics, and also talk about how Asian women are told to not seek out careers, and rather care for their families, which is something councilwoman Mannan had experienced.
35:20
October 11, 2020
Dear Asian Girl: 17.21 Million Miles of Asia
Dear Asian Girl: 17.21 Million Miles of Asia
 This episode, Naina and Melissa discuss some of the toxic culture within the Asian community as well as the dynamic between East Asians and Asians from other regions. Zoe and Naina also discuss the hierarchy inside the Asian community with guest Arianna Afsar, a Bangladeshi singer and storyteller.
49:51
October 05, 2020
Dear Asian Girl: The Ideal Working Asian
Dear Asian Girl: The Ideal Working Asian
In today's episode, Alina and Gen tackle being Asian, especially Asian women, in the STEM and business fields. They talk about the term “Bamboo Ceiling", why Asians aren’t in the top leadership positions in their careers, even about AOC, Michelle Obama, and RBG! Links to the articles Alina and Gen mentioned are down below: https://www.apa.org/pubs/highlights/spotlight/issue-119 https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/womens-blog/2014/oct/03/when-will-we-stop-calling-successful-women-abrasive https://hbr.org/2013/09/women-rising-the-unseen-barriers https://www.forbes.com/sites/liyanchen/2016/01/20/how-asian-americans-can-break-through-the-bamboo-ceiling/#6a1075c61e43 https://hbr.org/2018/05/asian-americans-are-the-least-likely-group-in-the-u-s-to-be-promoted-to-management
43:20
September 27, 2020
Dear Asian Girl: Asian Girl in Red
Dear Asian Girl: Asian Girl in Red
 In this episode, Melissa and Naina talk about being bisexual as well as being part of the Asian community. Naina is also joined by Zoe to interview Andrea Razali about her experience as a transgender woman in Singapore.
01:02:17
September 20, 2020
Dear Asian Girl: All Bottled Up
Dear Asian Girl: All Bottled Up
In this episode Alina and Genesis talk about mental health in the Asian community. Genesis is also joined by Ananya from the Bottle Project where they talk about stigmas of mental health in school, work, and her own personal experiences! Follow @the.bottle.project for more information
01:02:59
September 13, 2020
Dear Asian Girl: Fairest of Them All
Dear Asian Girl: Fairest of Them All
This episode, Naina and Melissa talk about beauty standards in Asia. Listen to them discuss the roots and origin of Asian perceptions of beauty, relive experiences and pressures they've felt from colorist standards, and relate it to the patriarchal roles of women.
28:29
September 06, 2020
Dear Asian Girl: Am I Really Asian?
Dear Asian Girl: Am I Really Asian?
With the struggles of fitting into two different cultures, expressing your struggles to your parents, and trying to find your identity, living as a second gen kid today is a struggle within itself. Today Alina and Gen reveal the truth of what it means to be a second gen kid growing up in America and how that has influenced their daily lives and the way they view the world. 
43:40
August 30, 2020
Dear Asian Girl: Dear Schools, Corona Still Exists w/ Sophia Beasley
Dear Asian Girl: Dear Schools, Corona Still Exists w/ Sophia Beasley
Meet our new cohosts, Melissa and Zoe! Melissa and Naina discuss their own experiences with the reopening of schools in California and Ohio, the incline of Asian American hate, and how systemic racism leads to the BIPOC community being disproportionately affected during the pandemic. Zoe, our editor as well as cohost, interviews Sophia Beasley. She is a member of the DAY Team, and she discusses her own experiences with COVID-19 in the state of Georgia.
46:19
August 23, 2020
Dear Asian Girl: Don't Fetishize Me w/Joyce Giboom Park
Dear Asian Girl: Don't Fetishize Me w/Joyce Giboom Park
In this week's episode, Alina, Gen, Naina talk about their own experiences with Asian fetishization, how it correlates to the model minority myth and lack of Asian representation, and more. They are joined by Joyce Giboom Park, an upcoming published author that dismantles "Yellow Fever" and sexual racism while also deconstructing Asian fetishization. Her book, Yellow Fantasy, will be out in December 2020. You can follow her @notyouryellowfantasy for more information and if you want to pre-order her book for exclusive awards the link is: tinyurl.com/yellowfantasy 
49:59
August 16, 2020
Dear Asian Girl: Am I Good Enough? w/Stephanie Hu
Dear Asian Girl: Am I Good Enough? w/Stephanie Hu
Join Naina, Alina and Genesis as they talk to the founder of Dear Asian Youth, Stephanie about the imposter syndrome in the work setting, school setting, and in our heritage. 
56:25
August 09, 2020
Dear Asian Girl: College Pressures, Advice, and more w/urcollegesis
Dear Asian Girl: College Pressures, Advice, and more w/urcollegesis
The college admissions is a scary process filled with stress, deadlines, competition, and internalized expectations. This is especially stressful for Asians with the ingrained stereotype that Asians must face every day. Join Genesis, Alina, and Naina as they each individually express their concerns about the college admissions process, expectations from parents, peers, and media, and more. They are also joined with Angelica Song, a senior at UC Berkley majoring in business and nutritional science that is notably famous for her tik tok/instagram account @urcollegesis , giving college tips. Angelica gives her own personal insight on the college admissions process, expectations, and how she kickstarted "urcollegesis". You can find her account on TikTok: @angelicasong_ and her Instagram: @urcollegesis for more information 
42:60
August 02, 2020
Dear Asian Girl: Really, No Asians in the Media? w/ Judy from Diversify Your Narrative
Dear Asian Girl: Really, No Asians in the Media? w/ Judy from Diversify Your Narrative
In this episode, Genesis, Alina, and new co-host Naina talk about the lack of Asian representation in the media — especially in iconic childhood shows like Jessie, Hannah Montana, and more. They are joined by Judy, the Director of Education at Diversify Our Narrative, to discuss everything from ‘white savior’ novels to the lack of BIPOC representation in school curriculum. You can find Diversify Our Narrative on Instagram, Tiktok, and Facebook @diversifyournarrative and checkout their website for a complete list of BIPOC authors at diverisfyournarrative.com. To sign their petition,visit bit.ly/DONPetitions. This episode is sponsored by Anchor: the easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
55:50
July 26, 2020
Dear Asian Girl: The Appropriation of Foodways w/ Olivia Stark
Dear Asian Girl: The Appropriation of Foodways w/ Olivia Stark
From the weird looks in the cafeteria because of your Asian food to the "trendy" new matcha drink, Alina and Genesis talk about it all! But why is food appropriation hurtful to Asians? Isn't it just appreciating a person's culture? With a special guest from our very own DAY team, Olivia Stark, tune in as Alina and Gen explain what food appropriation is, how it affects the everyday Asian, and what non-Asian/Asian girls can take away from it.  You can follow Olivia Stark at @livstark on Instagram. If you want to read her article, Jook, and her latest article, go on dearasianyouth.org or check out this link: https://www.dearasianyouth.org/post/_jook 
44:57
July 19, 2020
Dear Asian Girl: The Model Minority Myth, who is she?
Dear Asian Girl: The Model Minority Myth, who is she?
Introducing the newest addition to Dear Asian Youth! Dear Asian Girl is a podcast focused on uplifting, highlighting, and supporting Asian girls everywhere. Join us for our very first episode as Alina and Genesis introduce themselves, discuss the lack of Asian representation in main media, unravel the minority myth, and even...white males? Listen to find out! 
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July 12, 2020