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Nov 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving! Though this day has quite questionable roots, many of us are spending time with those we love. For many Asians, this might mean returning home to our conservative Asian families. In this episode, I share with you something that is near and dear to my heart - forgiving our parents and...

Nov 26, 2019

This past week, I published an article addressing the cultural insensitivities of Queer Eye Japan. Lots of learnings and also four key lessons to share with you.
In this episode, we cover:
  • Feedback from the show
  • Following Western advice all of my life as a queer Asian man
  • Why Western ideologies don’t work for...

Nov 11, 2019

Many of my Asian friends and I have experienced parenting in the form of helicopter parenting or Asian guilt to motivate us. After decades of conditioning, this becomes ingrained as a part of our psyche.
And to be honest, for me, I’m still navigating and figuring out whenever I make a decision if I am being true to...

Oct 30, 2019

Yellow Fever!! Exoticism, objectification, and fetishizing of the yellow skin. I've dealt with this so much myself and wanted to share my perspective on this topic. It’s prevalent everywhere and every single Asian I’ve known has faced this in dating and especially interracial relationships.
This episode, we...

Oct 14, 2019

This week, we had three major cases got up against the Supreme Court regarding discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
We go in detail about:
  • The three cases and why they are so important for queer rights.
  • My experiences with discrimination in job applications and in my...