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Tea & Transitions

Tea & Transitions

By Novalia Collective

Women of color live dynamic lives. Tea & Transitions brews up stories of their shifting relationships and new experiences. Come for a cozy chat with co-hosts, Vina Vo and Odelia Younge to add a little t&t in your life.
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S2 E2: Lotus Green Tea & Motherhood
S2 E2: Lotus Green Tea & Motherhood
After a summer hiatus, we're back with episode 2 and an inescapable topic: motherhood. And while many conversations and depictions around motherhood are forced upon us, we're exploring stories from individuals reclaiming their narratives around motherhood. So grab your cup or mug, and join us as we take a look at how we define and redefine motherhood.   Guests: Deepa Manjanatha and Jennifer Ng
01:16:10
November 02, 2022
S2 E1: Jasmine Tea & Legacy
S2 E1: Jasmine Tea & Legacy
What are we holding on to from previous generations? How do we engage the past while living in the present? What legacy do we want to leave behind? In this first episode of Season 2, we navigate these questions and more as we serve up another season filled with sips and stories from the dynamic lives of women of color.  Guests: Christine P. and Elyse Gainor
01:26:33
May 24, 2022
S1 Bonus Episode: Maintaining Long Distance Friendships
S1 Bonus Episode: Maintaining Long Distance Friendships
As we grow older, life takes us from one place to the next, often creating physical distance between us and our friends. In this bonus episode, we invite our closest friends for a tea time chat on how we bridge the divide of distance and sustain our strong friendships. Guests: Alexandra and Kelly 
01:07:11
April 19, 2021
S1 Bonus Episode: Life Goes On with BTS
S1 Bonus Episode: Life Goes On with BTS
International global sensation Bangtan Sonyeondan, better known as BTS, have been encouraging individuals around the world to love themselves since their debut in 2013. During the pandemic, many have been drawn to their openness, honesty, and hope during these difficult times. In this bonus episode, we explore the inspirational and joyful role that BTS has played in our lives. Guest: Paola Pinedo-Vargas
51:32
April 12, 2021
S1 E5: Ceremonial Matcha & Touch
S1 E5: Ceremonial Matcha & Touch
In our last episode of the season, we return to the place we started: touch. As vaccine rollouts continue, and we feel hopeful for the future, we revisit this topic again to see where we are over a year into the pandemic, as we discuss missing the weight of another and attending to our grief. Guests: Bhumi Patel and Amber Butts
01:39:43
April 05, 2021
S1 E4: Ancient Red Tea & Race
S1 E4: Ancient Red Tea & Race
In this episode, we meet for our weekly tea ritual alongside the heaviness of the increased violence of the past few weeks. Sit with us as we discuss how cross-racial solidarity brought us together as a Viet American woman and a Black woman, and engage our guests in conversations about race, identity, resistance, and friendships.  Guests: Brittney Enin and Ava Abbey
01:39:51
March 29, 2021
S1 E3: Mekong Mist & Food
S1 E3: Mekong Mist & Food
From what we eat to how we eat it, food is deeply connected to who we are and where we come from. In this episode, our stories remind us of the connections between food, home, and family, and why it's important to hear stories from women of color when we talk about food. Guests: Chef Mahasin "Mo" Thurman and Ashlee Campbell
01:29:36
March 22, 2021
S1 E2: Drum Mountain Cloud and Mist & Avatar: The Last Airbender
S1 E2: Drum Mountain Cloud and Mist & Avatar: The Last Airbender
Revisit (or be introduced to) the wonders of airbending as we explore the importance of focusing on our breath, taking risks, and caring for ourselves, while we savor the complex flavors of Cloud Mist tea.  Guests: Joyce Hu and Shruthi Gopal
01:11:06
March 15, 2021
S1 E1: Big Red Robe Oolong & Touch
S1 E1: Big Red Robe Oolong & Touch
It's been one year since the first shelter-in-place orders went into effect. Familiar feelings of loss, love and longing thread these stories on 'touch' together as we explore finding joy in simple moments and peace in absence.  Guests: Eunique Deeann and Wren Lee
57:25
March 15, 2021
S1 E0: Tea & Transitions Trailer
S1 E0: Tea & Transitions Trailer
Grab a cup of tea and cozy up with this season of Tea & Transitions, where we'll be brewing stories about touch, food, identity and more, from incredible women of color. 
01:08
March 08, 2021