59. Natalie Tran aka CommunityChannel // Being AZN Enough & Discovering Mi Goreng

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When we were planning to create Unapologetically Asian a few years ago, we thought to ourselves 'who would be the GOLDEN PERSON to interview?’ Immediately we both said COMMUNITY CHANNEL. Fast forward two years, 1 campaign and 58 episodes later; we’re bloody proud to release this episode with the amazing Natalie Tran.

Natalie started uploading videos to YouTube back when people posted video ‘replies’ rather than comments…what??? Although she’s not as active on the YouTube any more, her videos remain #iconic in the Australian Internet landscape. From addressing everyday first world problems to travelling the globe with The Lonely Planet (pre-covid of course) and other avenues, Natalie has really paved the way for Australian Asians in media and a place in our hearts (lol lame but we luv u Nat).

E P I S O D E O U T L I N E

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  • Childhood and upbringing
  • What's AZN and sticker photos?? - navigating through cultural differences
  • Tackling racism as a kid vs. adulthood
  • Embracing Australian identity and feeling Asian/not-Asian-enough
  • Maggie noodles vs. Mi Goreng
    • Asian Food > EVERYTHING ELSE
    • Using language as a way to connect with culture
    • Nat's YouTube journey
    • Shifts in Asian representation in media
    • Being okay with playing the Diversity card
    • Going to the 'Secret Asian Meeting'??
    • Building the Asian Australian community.

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T I M E S T A M P S

  • 1:40 Intro to Natalie
  • 2:38 Discussion begins

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If you'd like to continue the conversation, we'd love to hear from you, feel free to slide into our dms on instagram: @unapologeticallyazn or check us out at www.unapologeticallyasian.com.au

Much love, ♥︎ Thuy and Tiana (UA ✌︎)

✨Music✨

Joakim Karud •Say Goodnight •Soundcloud •Spotify

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