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We tell Asian America's stories to go beyond being seen. As people of all backgrounds reckon with complex legacies of race, power, culture, and identity and ask themselves, “Where do I stand?” Self Evident presents reported stories and radically open conversations from the everyday Asian Americans who have been confronting this question for generations. Our mission is to empower local communities to share stories and build relationships around the value of self-representation. Self Evident i ...
 
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Naturally MonaLisa joins me to geek out over Marvel's Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and speak about Asian Representation in this film. Check out Naturally MonaLisa on her Youtube channel and IG. * * * If you are interested in supporting Sharmane's comic book shop Gulf Coast Cosmos fundraiser please go to https://gofund.me/45c4a7ae * * *…
 
During the current refugee crisis in Afghanistan, we’ve seen Asian Americans working to resettle Afghan refugees and help them build new lives. Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Hmong Americans in particular have been reminded of their own refugee stories — not just the stories of leaving their homes, but stories of the challenges they’ve faced in rebuild…
 
Join me for a solo-sode, where I address my journey towards pilgrimage to discovering my African heritage and potentially dual citizenship to Gabon and how my Dad changed races in death. * * * If you are interested in supporting Sharmane's comic book shop Gulf Coast Cosmos fundraiser please go to https://gofund.me/45c4a7ae * * * You can continue th…
 
We’re presenting an episode from Shoes Off, a podcast about Asian Australian culture hosted by Jay Ooi. In conversation with performers and scholars, producer Thinesh Thillai explains how power and status, and in particular, caste, enable art forms from marginalized communities to be co-opted. Shoes Off takes a close look at the history of Bharanta…
 
What is Nunchi (눈치)? Some mysterious unspoken power that Koreans have that vaulted the country from poverty to her current position of power and wealth? Is it something that can be taught? Is it a skill that could be learned and used outside of Korea? Becky and Cedric explore the nuances of this cultural phenomenon, it's implications and ask... is …
 
Join me for my first episode back with a guest, Dianna aka MixedRaceQueer as we chat about you guessed it, being mixed and queer. * * * If you are interested in supporting Sharmane's comic book shop Gulf Coast Cosmos fundraiser please go to https://gofund.me/45c4a7ae * * * You can continue the conversation on our private Facebook group after you li…
 
Something that is common among immigrant communities is how the culture they bring from their motherland is practiced as though it were still that time when they left, even as the culture changes in the motherland itself. Becky and Cedric reflect on the Korean culture they learned from their mothers and how they realized the culture they grew up le…
 
This week, we’re playing an episode from Making Contact. Making Contact produces media that analyses critical issues and showcases grassroots solutions in order to inform and inspire audiences to action. The episode, based on a documentary by filmmaker Grace Lee, is called “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs,” and it’s about t…
 
The Olympics is always a time for countries to capture the world's attention (and let's be honest) show off a little bit. What characteristics did Tokyo want to play up this time around? Cedric and Becky talk about Tokyo's show of diversity, the reality of Hafu players and the underlying question that always exists - are you 'enough' to represent o…
 
I'm back y'all, well kind of. I am finally living in Houston, getting to work at my comic book shop's pop-ups, and am so ready to get back to podcasting. It has been too long of a break!!! Before I come back with new episodes I wanted to let you know that I will be speaking at the Beyond The Bounds: 2021 MidWest Mixed Conference on Aug 06, 10:30 AM…
 
In light of a friend passing away, Becky and Cedric wanted to talk about finding reconciliation with family before things are too late. Difficulties mixed families face are oftentimes overlooked or not given efficient help: physically long distances, language barriers, cultural differences, intergenerational traumas... Becky and Cedric offer some p…
 
We’re playing an episode from an exciting new podcast by our friends at APIENC, an organization that builds transgender, non-binary, and queer power for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the Bay Area (you might’ve heard their director, Sammie, on one of our previous episodes). The new podcast is called Dragon Fruit, and it’s all about the hi…
 
We're sharing the story “When Your Country Doesn’t Trust You” from the podcast WorldAffairs.In the past year, reports of anti-Asian hate crimes have spiked across the country. A lot of this is attributed to anti-Asian rhetoric about the pandemic. But the hard truth is that whenever tensions escalate between the United States and Asian nations overs…
 
Who are the Zainichi? A group of ethnic Koreans with a specific background in Japan, the first generation of Zainichi Koreans survived under an imperialist government that pressed for monoculturalism up to the current generation that still faces discrimination today. How did these Koreans end up in Japan, why have they suffered so much and who are …
 
Growing up in multi-lingual households has its immense share of benefits and struggles. How do two people who speak two different languages fall in love and make a relationship work? Is it possible? Cedric and Becky, both of whom grew up in households where their parents didn’t speak each other’s respective languages fluently, share their thoughts.…
 
Julianne Sato-Parker first heard the phrase, “Shikata ga nai” while watching a video series of interviews with Japanese Americans and Japanese nationals who were incarcerated by the U.S government after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The Japanese phrase translates to, “It cannot be helped.” It reminded Julianne of her grandmother, who has always said…
 
Are all Koreans in love with K-pop? Do we eat dog meat? And how are Koreans all so good at math? Just a few of the stereotypes we break down in this episode. Where did they come from and why are they still around?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
In which Laura takes a cicada walk and considers the underground railroad of shared memory. Want an email reminder for new episodes of this podcast? Click here. Go to Apple Podcasts to review this podcast series NEW: Audiobook available of Auldton Laughing Club book Contact Laura at: Laura@LMWriter.com Linktr.ee at: https://linktr.ee/auldton Audiob…
 
We’re sharing this story from one of our favorite podcasts, See Something Say Something, by Ahmed Ali Akbar. Pakistani-American communities in the U.S. rely on dealers on WhatsApp to gain access to their most coveted treasure: Pakistani mangoes. And they pay a premium for it. In part one of this two-part investigation, reporter Ahmed Ali Akbar sear…
 
“My black side assumes I choose Korean culture over them or assume I don’t care about BLM (which I do care and support). On the Korean, side they assume I don’t respect the culture due to tattoos and not protesting with Stop Asian Hate (Which I also care about). I just feel like I can’t do right for both my people.” A recent listener mail that caug…
 
This is the last episode before Militantly Mixed goes on an extended hiatus while I prepare for and move to Houston. My guest today is Katelyn Lance, one of the Directors at UCLA's Mixed Student Union. We speak about her "Wasian" identity and the gross ways in which people have exoticized her specific Mix. *** In light of these murders and the rece…
 
The way we view ourselves is affected by not only our own thoughts but certainly by the words and perceptions we get from those around us. Under this understanding, the context of our surroundings undoubtedly play a role in how we view ourselves. Becky and Cedric share how their own self awareness and perceptions has changed by living in Korea.See …
 
The phrase “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” is buzz-word-ier than ever, but what does it really take to empower workers and reduce racialized harm in the places where we spend so many of our waking hours? And when is it OK to simply stop trying? In this second episode of a three-part series, guest host Alex Sujong Laughlin (Senior Producer at Tra…
 
This week, I am sharing the audio from a Livestream I participated in, hosted by the Blasian March and in association with Mixed Present and Militantly Mixed. We discussed the importance of Black Asian solidarity and the legacy of Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X in honor of their shared birthday, May 19th. Please click on the links below to follow.. B…
 
The impact of storytelling is often portrayed as a story changing the life of the person consuming it — and changing the world by reaching as many people as possible. But what about the person who offers their story to be consumed? How else can we define the value of our life’s stories, and the importance of how they’re shared? In this second episo…
 
I am back from hiatus and so excited to share this discussion with relatively new cousin Michelle Adams, host of the Catmaste Chronicles podcast which I have been a guest on in the past. We speak about Mixed-Race identity in Britain AND the most important topic known to humankind CATS! Listen to MY guest spot on Michelle's show here. *** In light o…
 
This week, I talk with Jen Lee, Chinese-Chicana co-host of the AuthEthnic Podcast. We talk about Asian and Chicana identity, podcasting, and of course FOOD!!! Check out Jen's podcast AuthEthnic from this link or where ever you listen to podcasts *** In light of these murders and the recent increase in violence towards people of Asian descent, I hav…
 
In which Laura smiles at strangers, personalizes her emojis, and describes the last time she played the "who am I" game. Anti-racism action for the episode: play with your emojis, and read The Sneeches: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdLPe7XjdKc Want an email reminder for new episodes of this podcast? Click here. Go to Apple Podcasts to review thi…
 
We often take for granted that “seeing people who look like us” — especially in mass media — means progress towards racial justice. But what forms of representation do we see making an impact? And who is that impact for? In this first episode of a three-part series, Senior Producer Julia Shu invites Eliza Romero (co-host of Unverified Accounts and …
 
Things have changed for Militantly Mixed for now, with MixedGirlMane's upcoming move to Houston and the extra workload that entails, there will be some changes until she gets settled. Here is an update on everything that is happening. *** In light of these murders and the recent increase in violence towards people of Asian descent, I have created a…
 
An aging population, exodus from the countryside to cities and inability to meet eligible women… there are many reasons why South Korea has been encouraging men to find wives from outside countries. But there have been some serious issues with these brokered international marriages.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Priv…
 
This is a very special episode of Militantly Mixed. I, along with TaRessa Stovall and Sonia Smith-Kang aka "the Mixed Aunties" sat down to speak with Dr. Yaba Blay, author of One Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race about her work on the book and the term "One Drop" as it pertains to Mixed-Black identified people. Where you can buy ONE DROP: SHIFTING TH…
 
Just checking in, I have been on hiatus for the month of April but will be coming back soon despite still recovering from a head injury. Just had a few announcements I wanted to share with y'all. *** In light of these murders and the recent increase in violence towards people of Asian descent, I have created a Mixed & Hella Asian fundraising t-shir…
 
“No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.” ― Pablo PicassoWhat was Picasso depicting and trying to express in his painting “Massacre en Coree?” It was unveiled in 1951, was brushed off by contemporaries at the time and overshadowed by his masterpiece “Guernica”.But looking at it today, somehow it turns the narrat…
 
In which Laura looks at the Chauvin conviction from both sides of the color line. Anti-racism action for the episode: lobby for George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 with your representatives. Unless you are a DC resident and have no voting representation. Want an email reminder for new episodes of this podcast? Click here. Go to Apple Podca…
 
We love that you take the time to write to us, to lay out your thoughts, and perhaps even tune in to hopefully hear us answer you. We read every single message, and it means a whole lot. We decided to do a little segment of Dear Becky & Cedric, answering your personal questions and messages that you send us; because your questions come from real pl…
 
In which we learn about hypodescent, meet one of Laura's aunties, and consider what being Black means. Special guest: Dr Irma McClaurin Anti-racism action for the episode: donate to the Irma McClaurin Black Feminist Archive Links of note: http://irmamcclaurin.com http://irmamcclaurin.com/works/black-feminist-archive/ http://irmamcclaurin.com/works/…
 
The recent shootings in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States highlighted the racism that exists against Asians in the United States. Horrified and saddened by the incident, we are not shocked. Because the history speaks for itself. And history, unless addressed and wrongs righted, is always doomed to repeat itself.See Privacy Policy at https://art…
 
This week I am joined by Kate Medina, one of the Directors at Mixed at Berkeley. We speak about mourning the loss of what could have been in the time of COVID and the joy of food from our multiple cultures. Follow Kate Medina ... Instagram: @Piece__of__Kate * * * This discussion was recorded back in January 2021, so we do not address the recent mur…
 
We’ve noticed that many of our friends among the Korean diaspora, half-Korean, full-Korean, adoptees, etc. have commonly expressed that their parents or relatives suffer from ‘anger issues.’ What is this inability to repress anger? We explore the culturally bound syndrome 화병 (Hwa-Byung) to shed light on what might drive someone to uncontrollable an…
 
Last week, I was joined by Asian Soph, Naturally MonaLisa, and Tiffany Lytle, three Mixed-Asian content creators to discuss the recent increased violence against people of Asian descent and the murders of 8 people, 6 of whom were of Asian descent in Atlanta on March 16, 2021. This the fourth in a series of Panel Discussions that will air on 3rd Thu…
 
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