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Self Evident is here we decide where we come from, where we belong, and where we're going — by telling Asian America's stories. As more Americans are asking, “How do I fit into this time of reckoning with race, power, culture, and identity?” our mission-driven podcast presents reported narratives and radically open conversations that help listeners of all backgrounds take on the tough questions about who we are. Self Evident is a Studiotobe production, made with the support of our listener c ...
 
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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…
 
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 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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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/…
 
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…
 
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…
 
This week I am joined by Ty Fujimura, a fellow Mixed-Japanese podcaster from the We The Peeps Podcast. This was a great conversation, I learned a little about how to think about diversity and patriotism through the concept of sports. Follow Ty Fujimura ... https://cantilever.co Twitter: @TyFuji * * * MIXED RACE CONTENT/COMPANY RECOMMENDATION Mixed …
 
In which we consider the absence of Carl Collins. Special guest: Dr. Carlie Tartakov Anti-racism deed of the week: Support ScholarCHIPS ScholarCHIPS provides college scholarships, mentoring and a peer support network to children of incarcerated parents, inspiring them to complete their college education. Want an email reminder for new episodes of t…
 
This week I am solo. I had a rough time editing the episode planned for this week, it was corrupted so I scrapped everything to update y'all on what has been going on in MixedGirlMane world and what the next few months will be like for the show. We will be switching to bi-weekly for the time being until after I get settled in Houston this summer. I…
 
This week I am joined by "Accidentally" #MixedTikTok content creator Kendee aka @YungKendee. She actually shares my same ethnic mix, with two biracial parents (one Black and White & one Japanese and White). We chat about how she accidentally became Tik Tok famous by just posting one video in response to the myriad of things that hit her comments se…
 
Why do Asian Americans have such deep relationships with fruit? Cathy goes on a quest to find the answers — starting with her friendly neighborhood fruit vendor, Cece, then spending time with friends and listeners in our extended podcast fam. Along the way, she hears stories about family heirloom trees, mango sharing techniques, persimmon obsession…
 
This week I am joined by Co-Creators of LUNAR: The Jewish-Asian Film Project, Gen Slosberg & Jenni Rudolph. We discuss the project as well as their individual Mixed identities and how that brought them together to work on this project. Please be sure to follow their social media accounts and check out their first installment of LUNAR: The Jewish-As…
 
This week I am joined by Jason Alba from the Squeezin' Lemons podcast. Now that I have interviewed both co-hosts Ginger and Jason separately my Squeezin' Lemons collection is complete. I had a lot of fun with this conversation, we even got a couple of "special guest" voicemails throughout the episode. Check it out. Follow Jason at... https://www.na…
 
In which Laura becomes a Fearless Girl, we learn a lot about the importance of good glue, and Nadine drops by again. Anti-racism deed of the week: Learn about Mutual Aid Fearless Girls Map of Fearless Girls 2020 sightings Capitol Hill Corner "Guerilla Protest Sculpture" December 7, 2020 Popvillle "DC Protest Art Capitol Hill Signed Fearless Girls" …
 
Last week, I was joined by Mixed Race Student Organization Founder Jae Guerrant from UVA, Direct Dajots Duffy from UCLA, and Director Pheobe Pham from UC Berkeley to talk about the importance of Mixed Race Student Affinity Groups, on this the fourth in a series of Panel Discussions that will air every 3rd Thursday of the month LIVE on Youtube. This…
 
On this REMIX episode, I brought back from episode 22 cousin Jesse Daner, a biracial Black-Mexican man that was transracially adopted and raised in a White family, from episode 22 "I am the Color of Water" to catch up on his journey discovering his biological relatives since we last spoke. Check out Jesse's company's website at Echo Athletics or fo…
 
In which Laura and Mark choose to stay in Capitol Hill for the inauguration, Laura searches for the Fearless Girls, and finds them. Anti-racism deed of the week: Protect the Fence at BLM Plaza Want an email reminder for new episodes of this podcast? Click here. Go to Apple Podcasts to review this podcast series. Contact Laura at: Laura@LMWriter.com…
 
I'm bringing back an episode from 2018 with cousin Jesse Daner, talking about his experience as a biracial Black-Mexican man that was transracially adopted and raised in a White family. Tune in next week for a follow-up episode to learn what has happened in his life since we last spoke. Check out Jesse's company's website at Echo Athletics or follo…
 
When producer Erica Mu moved back to her hometown in 2014, she said goodbye to a past life without any idea what exactly her new life should look like. Looking for the most grounded place she could find, she went to the local mall early one morning, turned on her tape recorder, and started talking to everyone she could meet. As Erica made her way t…
 
In which Mark and Laura venture to the Capitol on the morning of and the day after the failed coup. To contact Laura: Laura@LMWriter.com Want an email reminder for new episodes of this podcast? Click here. Go to Apple Podcasts to review this podcast series. Contact Laura at: Laura@LMWriter.com Linktr.ee at: https://linktr.ee/auldton Audiobook narra…
 
It's the first episode of 2021 and y'all did we get into the sukiyaki on this one. Listen in whilst I chat with one of my absolute favs Asian Soph about Mixedness, activism, and food!!! Please follow Asian Soph on social media @Mixed_Made & @MixedPresent * * * You can catch me on an episode of Squeezin' Lemons with former guest and current cousin G…
 
In which: Angeline comes out of a dark closet, Allison weaponizes blue words to vanquish shame, Regan identifies the analogy to describe 2020. Special guests: Allison, Regan, Angeline, Chaney, Sarah, Green, Woodly, Martha, Mary, Ann, Lewis, Henry, Lucy, John, and Simon Want an email reminder for new episodes of this podcast? Click here. Go to Apple…
 
It's the last episode of 2020, which was a rough year for all of us but there was some good too. Listen in while I reflect on some of the good that happened this year. So much I forgot to mention but what I did mention, I'm happy about. Happy New Year everyone, and please continue to stay safe til we get through this pandemic. * * * You can catch m…
 
What happens when you come to America to marry the person you thought would take care of you, only to find yourself in an abusive family, losing all sense of self? Guest producer Rosalind Tordesillas brings us this story about Joy, a woman whose dream marriage turned into a nightmare — and the advocates for survivors of domestic violence who helped…
 
This week I got a chance to speak with Joe Holt, Development Direct at Arch City Defenders about Mixedness and crushing a horn of mead. https://www.archcitydefenders.org/ * * * You can catch me on an episode of Squeezin' Lemons with former guest and current cousin Ginger. Kamala & our Mixed Emotions with MixedGirlMane * * * Also, if you would like …
 
In which we learn about Laura’s criminal past, call in cancel culture, and change the titles of our First Ladies. Special guest, Professor Loretta J. Ross Want an email reminder for new episodes of this podcast? Click here. Go to Apple Podcasts to review this podcast series. Contact Laura at: Laura@LMWriter.com Linktr.ee at: https://linktr.ee/auldt…
 
With so many new college Mixed Student organizations springing up, I am happy to get a chance to speak with yet another Director from Mixed @ Berkeley, Sahra Aalaei. We chat about gaining access to Mixed identity in college. You can connect with Mixed @ Berkeley at http://mixedatberkeley.com or IG: @MixedatBerkeley. **** Commercial: Kitty Tales, th…
 
During this year’s protests for Black lives, the national conversation was filled with calls to have uncomfortable conversations about anti-Blackness. This push, to talk about racism with our loved ones, has been both championed and criticized — but how do these conversations actually go down, and where do they lead? To find out, we spoke with thre…
 
In which Laura asks if Fiona is a Karen, considers white guilt, and meets Grandpa Rudd. Special guest: Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander On December 5 at 6:00 pm the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail will host Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, professor of history at Norfolk State University, for a virtual lecture on how Virginia’s waterways helped …
 
In which Laura reveals her travel tricks for trick knees, meets Philipos, and learns why everyone needs a Nadine. Special guests: Philipos Melaku-Bello, Nadine Seiler Special thanks for the help of cousin Robyn, her friend Lulu, Carmen, Regina, and of course Mark. Anti-racism action of the episode: support the memorial and those preserving it. With…
 
During the 48 hours of uncertainty after November 3, 2020, our producer James called over a dozen people — not to talk about Trump vs. Biden, but about the more systemic problems that would stick with us after all the votes were counted. These conversations with family and friends led him to reexamine a pivotal moment in his civic education: When h…
 
In which Laura takes turns, remembers That Guy, and has her mom turn the tables. Special thanks: Auldton listeners who sent voice clips: G&C T, BS, AS, KM, GM, LE, and the estimable JF. Black in the Valley podcast: WHMP’s Bill Newman, who hosts the program, and mom’s partner in the show, Rev- Dr. Jacquelyn Smith-Crooks. Anti-racism action of the ep…
 
In which Laura takes Mark to a vigil, BLM waves at the Trump train, and day drinkers face Election Day. Special guests: Mark Mensh, BLM vigil participant Anti-racism action of the episode: add Race Capitol to your podcast queue Want an email reminder for new episodes of this podcast? Click here. Great podcast apps: Picking the Best Podcast App (and…
 
With so much attention focused on the Presidential race and other federal elections right now, we hope you'll find it refreshing to hear from Yuh-Line Niou, the only Asian American woman in New York's state legislature. In this conversation with Rock the Boat podcast host Lucia Liu, Yuh-Line explains how and why she got involved with local and stat…
 
This week, I am joined by Sidra K an artist of Mixed Japanese and Polish+ descent. We met in a FB group where she posted about a strange advertisement that was an attempt to be allyship but missed the mark. Listen in while we chat about that and what it is like being the only Asian in a small rural community in Virginia. Follow my guest! Facebook P…
 
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