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Introducing the newest addition to Dear Asian Youth! Hosted by Genesis Magpayo, Naina Giri, Abi Lee, and Izzie Kim, Dear Asian Girl is a podcast focused on uplifting, highlighting, and supporting Asian girls everywhere. With the lack of representation amongst Asian girls in social media, it's important that we as Asian girls support one another and bring awareness in order to be at the forefront of this change. For Asian Girls, by Asian Girls
 
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In this episode, Naina, Abi, and Genesis read personal letters written for their future selves where they describe relevant experiences they're currently undergoing, and have heartfelt mental health checks while contemplating what the future entails. Listen to hear advice they give for themselves, questions they ask about the future, as well as tho…
 
Genesis sits down with Nikhitha Balijepalli, the Chapter Director of Dear Asian Youth, to sit down and talk about the Chapter program at Dear Asian Youth. They talk about how it got started, some of the cool events that the chapter leads do and have done in the past, and how to get involved. Currently, the chapter program applications are closed bu…
 
Dear Asian Girl introduces our freshly onboarded hosts and researchers to the podcast! Alongside assistant director, Sunna, and podcast manager, Annette, meet the two new co-hosts, Izzie and Abigail, who will be joining Genesis and Naina, as well as Ellie, Eryn, Anika, Kim, and Mei who are all the podcast researchers helping behind the scenes. Get …
 
Alina sits down with Pashmina, a rising freshman at NYU studying journalism, to talk all things relating to negative tropes in film regarding Muslims, specifically women practicing the Hijab. The two, passionate about film, tackle this subject through their creative and personal lenses, both as Muslim women and film creatives. Pashmina starts by di…
 
For the last episode of season 4, Alina and Gen discuss internalized sexism: where it derives from, how it's shown in our everyday lives and communities, and how internalized sexism manifests into our everyday world. They dive deep into how cultural factors, television and cinema, everyday language, and more influences their perspective of internal…
 
In this episode, Naina interviews Professor Melissa Borja about racism towards ESEA Americans throughout history due to the myths of "Yellow Peril" and the "Model Minority". They discuss immigration laws, the effects of World War II and the Cold War, and how other historical events connect to Asian hate during the current COVID-19 pandemic. They en…
 
Our hosts have been with DAG for a whole year now, speaking on issues that pertain to Asian girls, but also sharing their stories of being Asian girls. Staying true to their mission of creating a podcast by Asian girls, for Asian girls, our hosts, Naina Giri, Genesis Magpayo, and Alina Rahim, share their first impressions of each other in giggly re…
 
*TW: sexual violence, assault, and domestic abuse* In this episode of "Protect Our AAPI Community", Alina sits down with Kacey Lee, a social media director and organizer at Space to Speak. The two talk about the need for anti-violence work as well as how to lower sexual assault rates in the Asian community. Kacey discusses her work with Space to Sp…
 
In this episode, Naina and Gen are joined by their fellow Dear Asian Youth members, Marcella and Mya, to discuss Asians viewed through the perspective of the white gaze. They discuss topics such as Asian characters in Western media, notions of masculinity and femininity placed upon different Asians, and how factors like colorism, colonization, and …
 
In this episode, Naina interviews Jensen Reyes, a multi disciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. They identify as a second generation Filipinx American as well as transgender nonbinary. They discuss the intersectionality of their racial and gender identities, including experiences with American and Asian notions of gender. Jensen also speaks on hi…
 
In this episode, we have our four co-hosts, Genesis, Alina, Melissa and Naina, all together in one episode reflecting on their past experiences in 2020/2021, and sharing their hopes for the future. They discuss looking forward to potential diversity in their college lives, navigating through their Asian identities in racially homogenous areas, and …
 
In this episode, Genesis talks with Love Ablan. Love Ablan is a multidisciplinary artist that does photography, film, art, and is also a storyteller and meditation teacher. Genesis and Love dive deep into the life experiences that shaped her to create the art she’s creating now, the pressures she put upon herself when first starting into art, and h…
 
In this episode Alina and Gen talk with Emma Tang from @intersectional.abc about utilizing her platform to maintain an intersectional environment. They discuss everything from social media activism to anti-Asian-based hate crimes. Emma explains her journey with her instagram account and how it can be difficult to maintain an informed background on …
 
In this episode, Alina and Gen talk to Afshan from @lifesforliving, on what guided her to utilize social media to share her cultural identity. Afshan discusses her experience growing up in a close-minded area to her college experience in a diverse and mixed city, where she discovered her passion for marketing while also talking about the positive a…
 
In this episode, Naina and Melissa are joined by Graci Kim. Graci Kim is a Korean author coming out with her new book, ‘The Last Falling Star’. Together, they discuss Graci’s experiences growing up as Asian in New Zealand, growing as an author to accept her Asian identity more, and how being Asian has impacted her writing.…
 
In this episode Gen and Christine Lam aka Faerie talk about her story getting into the music industry, the problem with the formulaic artist in these record labels, why the music industry lacks Asian representation, and the rise of Tik Tok to find your music stardom! You can listen to Faerie's music such as her latest EP, 2 am, here https://open.sp…
 
In this episode, Naina and Melissa talk with Magnolia Printz to discuss the disparities in the STEM field from the perspective of Asian women. They touch on topics like pressures to sacrifice femininity for professionalism, balancing work and personal life/duties/care, and issues like medical racism, xenophobic microaggressions, and double standard…
 
In this episode Julie from the Asian American Feminist Collective and Genesis sit down and talk about her knowledge on the political history of the AAPI, shifting to topics about finding your political ideology while growing up and her advice on how to find your voice. RESOURCES: BOOKLIST FROM AAFC: https://www.asianamfeminism.org/resources AAFC: h…
 
Melissa and Naina talk to two fellow members of Dear Asian Youth : Roma Manaois and Maine Simbulan. They are both teenagers living in the Philippines, and together they compare social justice movements in the Philippines vs. the US, discuss how activism can be equated to terrorism, and talk about how bigotry and ignorance plays into performative ad…
 
In this episode Alina and Gen talk to Akshadha Lagisetti from AYCE about her political experience in Georgia working for Elizabeth Warren and her local community, holding our government accountable, the difference ever since Trump’s administration on government accountability, and different types of way to keep our government officials in check.…
 
This episode, we have Sophia del Rosario, the founder of Zenerations, talk about what activism means to her as a 16 year old Asian girl. She is joined by Naina and Melissa as they discuss their journeys in becoming more outspoken in terms of social justice, navigating a world with little to no Asian representation in politics, fighting against the …
 
This episode, Melissa and Naina talk with guest Manavi Nag about the stigma around periods in the United States vs. India. Manavi is the 15 year old author of ‘Breaking the Taboo,’ a book revolving around the lives of girls in Mumbai, India as they navigate menstruation. They discuss funny stories of first periods, emotions felt while navigating th…
 
In today's episode, Alina interviews Beenish Mannan, aka Alina's mom! Beenish worked in Pocatello, Idaho City Council for 1-2 years. Alina and her mom tackle what it is like being an Asian (and Muslim) politician in a conservative town, her experience working on the city council, which was racially homogenous, as well as what it is like to face bac…
 
In today's episode, Alina and Gen tackle being Asian, especially Asian women, in the STEM and business fields. They talk about the term “Bamboo Ceiling", why Asians aren’t in the top leadership positions in their careers, even about AOC, Michelle Obama, and RBG! Links to the articles Alina and Gen mentioned are down below: https://www.apa.org/pubs/…
 
With the struggles of fitting into two different cultures, expressing your struggles to your parents, and trying to find your identity, living as a second gen kid today is a struggle within itself. Today Alina and Gen reveal the truth of what it means to be a second gen kid growing up in America and how that has influenced their daily lives and the…
 
Meet our new cohosts, Melissa and Zoe! Melissa and Naina discuss their own experiences with the reopening of schools in California and Ohio, the incline of Asian American hate, and how systemic racism leads to the BIPOC community being disproportionately affected during the pandemic. Zoe, our editor as well as cohost, interviews Sophia Beasley. She…
 
In this week's episode, Alina, Gen, Naina talk about their own experiences with Asian fetishization, how it correlates to the model minority myth and lack of Asian representation, and more. They are joined by Joyce Giboom Park, an upcoming published author that dismantles "Yellow Fever" and sexual racism while also deconstructing Asian fetishizatio…
 
The college admissions is a scary process filled with stress, deadlines, competition, and internalized expectations. This is especially stressful for Asians with the ingrained stereotype that Asians must face every day. Join Genesis, Alina, and Naina as they each individually express their concerns about the college admissions process, expectations…
 
In this episode, Genesis, Alina, and new co-host Naina talk about the lack of Asian representation in the media — especially in iconic childhood shows like Jessie, Hannah Montana, and more. They are joined by Judy, the Director of Education at Diversify Our Narrative, to discuss everything from ‘white savior’ novels to the lack of BIPOC representat…
 
From the weird looks in the cafeteria because of your Asian food to the "trendy" new matcha drink, Alina and Genesis talk about it all! But why is food appropriation hurtful to Asians? Isn't it just appreciating a person's culture? With a special guest from our very own DAY team, Olivia Stark, tune in as Alina and Gen explain what food appropriatio…
 
Introducing the newest addition to Dear Asian Youth! Dear Asian Girl is a podcast focused on uplifting, highlighting, and supporting Asian girls everywhere. Join us for our very first episode as Alina and Genesis introduce themselves, discuss the lack of Asian representation in main media, unravel the minority myth, and even...white males? Listen t…
 
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