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The Truly Other Podcast

The Truly Other Podcast

By Victoria Chwa
The Truly Other Podcast is created for the curious with big questions. Hosted by an equally curious young woman, Truly Other is dedicated to being a safe space for in-depth explorations into the human condition. From inspiring people stories to society's biggest issues, join Victoria as she chats with and learns from experts, advocates, and more amazing guests biweekly. Be a part of our community! To get involved, reach out to us on Instagram @thetrulyother with any questions, comments, or ideas.
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[Show 13] Nurul Fatimah: Calling Out Islamophobia and Racism in The Classroom
On Saturday, June 5th, in Singapore, a Chinese man verbally harassed an interracial couple with racist remarks. A video of the encounter has gone viral on social media. After it had been released that the Chinese man is a lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, a local post-secondary education institution, Nurul Fatimah bravely and rightly called out the Islamophobia she faced while in the lecturer's class. Today, we hold space to honour Nurul's story, and amplify the need for a continued effort in the fight against racism. Connect with us: instagram.com/thetrulyother Connect with Nurul: instagram.com/_new_rule_ Together Against Racism resources: togetheragainstracismsg.carrd.co Cover photography by: instagram.com/ningphotography Cover dressed by: thecurvecult.com
54:27
June 13, 2021
[Show 12] Trans Pride: Unpacking Experiences in Singapore with June Chua of The T Project
"Being transgender is as natural as the sky is blue, as natural as the grass is green." We hold space to unpack experiences of being transgender in Singapore with June Chua, the founder of The T Project, Singapore's first social service for the local transgender community. Connect with The T Project: www.thetprojectsg.org Support The T Project: www.thetprojectsg.org/support Connect with us: instagram.com/thetrulyother Cover photography by: instagram.com/ningphotography Cover dressed by: thecurvecult.com
41:57
May 5, 2021
[Show 11] Let's Get Unstuck: Transformation, Ambitions & Growth with Olivia Lee
How can we conquer our inner critics, get unstuck and thrive in life? Chat with transformational coach Olivia Lee and I as we talk about ambitions and journeys of growth. Share your thoughts with us on instagram.com/thetrulyother. Connect with Olivia at instagram.com/itsolivialee.
34:00
April 26, 2021
[Show 10] Your Body is a Political Arena: Body Politics & Fatphobia with Aarti Olivia Dubey
This just in: your body is a political arena, and it shouldn't be. For our 10th episode special, we're going back to our roots: body positivity. Join us as we chat with Aarti Olivia Dubey, a mental health therapist turned activist, on body politics and fatphobia. Which of our experiences could you relate to? Share your thoughts with us on instagram.com/thetrulyother. Connect with Aarti at instagram.com/curvesbecomeher and curvesbecomeher.wordpress.com. To learn more about body politics, read: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21565503.2016.1276022
45:05
March 30, 2021
[Show 9] Just Chatting with Craig Duncan: Unpacking White Male Privilege with a Straight White Man
Is a straight white man aware of his privilege? In this new raw conversation segment, we got personal, political and comical with our friend Craig Duncan of BTN Media. Be a part of our community! Share your thoughts with us on instagram.com/thetrulyother. Connect with Craig at facebook.com/BeeTeeNMedia and btnmedia.uk.
01:15:37
March 23, 2021
[Show 8] Highlighting Everyday Racism & Discrimination with Veena and Sharvesh of Minority Voices
Everyday racism fuels prejudice and hate. Holding space for minorities and the marginalised helps us keep disparaging remarks in check, and allows survivors a safe environment to share their truth and process those experiences.   To learn more everyday racism in Singapore, we chatted with Veena and Sharvesh, the founders of Minority Voices - a safe space to spotlight racism and discrimination. ----more---- Be a part of our community! Share your thoughts with us on instagram.com/thetrulyother.   Connect with Minority Voices here: instagram.com/minorityvoices minorityvoices.net   If you'd like to learn more about everyday racism in Singapore: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/9780230244474_14
40:07
March 8, 2021
[Show 7] The Intersection of Womanhood & Faith in Muslim and Brown Communities with Noor Mastura
Conversations about women's rights can often seem tiptoed around when faith is involved. What does women's rights mean in muslim and brown communities? To learn more, we chatted with Noor Mastura, a women's rights advocate and the founder of Being Bravely Woman.   Be a part of our community! Share your thoughts with us on instagram.com/thetrulyother.     Connect with Noor at instagram.com/beingbravelywoman and instagram.com/noor.mastura.     If you'd like to learn more about Women's Rights in muslim and brown communities, check out the Brave Yourself podcast by Noor: https://open.spotify.com/show/1hYrRbpJhOV5TbDlyAJ3Zw
58:49
February 6, 2021
[Show 6] The Pursuit of Happiness with Erika So of Begin Branching Out
It's one of the biggest philosophical questions of all time, and everyone has a story to share. What does it mean to be happy? Is happiness a destination or a journey? To learn more, we chatted with Erika So, the Happiness Coach behind Begin Branching Out. Be a part of our community! Share your thoughts with us on instagram.com/thetrulyother Connect with Erika here: instagram.com/beginbranchingout beginbranchingout.com If you'd like to learn more about happiness, wellbeing and life goals, here's a useful read: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/257132542_Orientations_to_happiness_subjective_well-being_and_life_goals
44:48
January 9, 2021
[Show 5] On Gender & Sexuality with Alexander Teh of Oogachaga - The LGBTQ+ Community and Allyship in Singapore
Gender and sexuality are big concepts. Empowering ourselves with greater understanding could help us make the world a better, more inclusive, and safer place for everyone. What does it mean to be an ally? To learn more about the LGBTQ+ community and allyship in Singapore, we sat down with Alexander Teh, a youth worker at Oogachaga, Singapore's most established LGBTQ+ community organisation. Be a part of our community! Share your thoughts with us on instagram.com/thetrulyother. Connect with Oogachaga here: oogachaga.com If you'd like to expand your knowledge on Gender and Sexuality, check out this free resource that Alexander shared: https://www.genderbread.org/
01:12:12
December 18, 2020
[Show 4] Being Asian Women Outside of Asia with Dr. Jenny Fagel & Dr. Kathleen Wang of The Grown Up Asian - Dual Cultural Identity, Expectations and Goals
We're all on a journey of growth, but there are many factors that can influence our progress. How does culture, upbringing, and societal perceptions affect the growing up experience for Asian women outside of Asia? Can we thrive as our most authentic selves despite all these factors? We chat with Doctors Jenny Fagel and Kathleen Wang, both physicians and life coaches at The Grown Up Asian, to learn more about dual cultural identity, expectations, struggles, and goals. Be a part of our community! Share your thoughts with us on instagram.com/thetrulyother. Connect with Jenny & Kathleen at The Grown Up Asian here:  instagram.com/thegrownupasian. If you’d like to learn more about reaching your goals, here are some useful reads: www.thegrownupasian.com/blog
52:02
November 27, 2020
[Show 3] Breaking Boundaries: Masculinity in Performance Art with Adli Zuhaily
Boys are expected to do boy things, but what if they don't? We sat down with Adli Zuhaily, dance enthusiast in heels, to chat about the role of masculinity and gender norms in performative art. Be a part of our community! Share your thoughts with us on https://www.instagram.com/thetrulyother Connect with Adli here: https://www.instagram.com/adlijandro If you’d like to learn more about gender norms, here’s a useful read: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00011/full
28:25
November 26, 2020
[Show 2] Women in STEM with Adila Sayyed: Technology in Education - Accessibility & Society
STEM fields are generally considered male domains, and as a result, the work of women within these industries might face disparate treatment. A biased system could create imbalance in terms of access and representation which might unjustly frame the development of products and services. In turn, this could further propagate chauvinistic norms and the pay gap for women already in those industries. That is why we are dedicated to raising awareness of and celebrating Women in STEM. To open this new regular series, we chat with Adila Sayyed, the co-founder of VERE360 - an ed-tech enterprise using virtual reality to diversify the learning experience. How exactly has gender impacted Adila's journey? Be a part of our community! Share your thoughts with us on instagram.com/thetrulyother. Connect with VERE360 here: https://vere360.com https://www.instagram.com/vere.360 If you'd like to learn more about women in STEM, here's a useful read: https://www.catalyst.org/research/women-in-science-technology-engineering-and-mathematics-stem/
42:11
October 20, 2020
[Show 1] Through The Looking Glass: On Body Positivity with Rani & Ratna of The Curve Cult
What do you see when you look in a mirror? Most times, out of habit or conditioning, we see our flaws over our value. For those who are less readily considered a conventional beauty ideal, the fight against self-loathing messages can take a greater toll. What does it mean to be body positive? To learn more about the journey, we speak to Rani and Ratna - owners of plus size fashion label The Curve Cult. Be a part of our community! Share your thoughts with us on instagram.com/thetrulyother. Connect with Rani and Ratna of The Curve Cult here: instagram.com/thecurvecult instagram.com/ranidhaschainey instagram.com/sapphiresplendour If you’d like to learn more about the Body Positivity movement, here’s a useful read: https://bit.ly/3d9zbVh
32:04
October 12, 2020
[Show 0] Hello From Truly Other!
Difficult conversations are often the most important ones. We’re here to create a safe and engaging environment so you can explore, learn, and discuss what matters most. Welcome to The Truly Other Podcast! We’re so glad you’re here. Be a part of our community! Connect and share your thoughts with us on instagram.com/thetrulyother.
02:48
October 6, 2020