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Roughly one in 10 Aussies come from somewhere in Asia, yet when you look at our representation on TV, film, radio and literature, you’d think we were completely non-existent. What do you do when the world doesn’t give you the space to be heard? You make your own space. Each week, sisters and Sydney locals Helen Stenbeck and Jessie Tu give searing intersectional feminist critiques on social and cultural issues relevant to those living in Australia and abroad. Join us as we traverse the complex intersectionality of gender, race and culture. 

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    • Society & Culture
    • 3.9 • 81 Ratings

Roughly one in 10 Aussies come from somewhere in Asia, yet when you look at our representation on TV, film, radio and literature, you’d think we were completely non-existent. What do you do when the world doesn’t give you the space to be heard? You make your own space. Each week, sisters and Sydney locals Helen Stenbeck and Jessie Tu give searing intersectional feminist critiques on social and cultural issues relevant to those living in Australia and abroad. Join us as we traverse the complex intersectionality of gender, race and culture. 

    Corporate Colonisation of Lunar New Year

    Corporate Colonisation of Lunar New Year

    As we approach 2022 Year of Tiger, we are seeing more brands and corporations utilise Lunar New Year as a marketing strategy. On this episode we explore the commodifying and capitalising on Lunar New Years’ celebration by the western brands.

    https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2020/1/20/21069477/lunar-new-year-brandshttps://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/how-lunar-new-year-became-overly-commercialized-what-it-means-n1257545https://fashionmagazine.com/flare/chinese-new-year-products/

    Instead of buying ludicrous luxury merchandises, we want to support independent artists who are the true connectors to the culture. Here are the artists that we want to give shout outs too:

    Jasmine Tsan

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    Janice Kiu
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    Janice Kiu - Twitch
    Janice Kiu Facebook
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    Jasmine Nguyễn Gutierrez

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    Jasmine Nguyễn Gutierrez - Instagram

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    • 54 min
    Visibility of Asian Actors on Stage: Feat. Susanna Pang + Enoch Li

    Visibility of Asian Actors on Stage: Feat. Susanna Pang + Enoch Li

    Hello Bitches! Apologies for the delay of this week's episode! We present you the interview with two brilliant performers on this week's episode, Enoch and Susanna. 

    You'll hear Helen mention that this is the 'second part of the show'; unfortunately we have first part eaten by the god of technology so we are still trying to recover the first part of recording. Anyway, enjoy the interview and get your tickets to A Grain of Sand now! 

    A Grain of Sand - Queen Hades Production

     

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    • 26 min
    Hello 2022 | Women in News

    Hello 2022 | Women in News

    Hello bitches, welcome back! We catch up today to talk about our holiday trips, Netflix consumptions as well as animations, and books that kept us occupied during this ever worsening pandemic. We also discuss some news that has been happening around the world of women in the past weeks. 

    Encanto - IMDB

    Back to the Outback - IMDB

    The Silent Sea

    The Lost Daughter

    Dissolve - Nikki Gemmel

    A Separation - Katie Kitamura

    The Friend - Sigrid Nunez

    WoC Businesses Shout Outs

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Farewell 2021

    Farewell 2021

    We have finally come to the end of 2021. On this episode we look back on the books, movies, and tv shows we absolute adore this year. We wish everyone a brilliant, safe, and joyful holiday, and we will chat to you in 2021! 

    (Please enjoy the therapeutic sound of this episode's surrounding, and excuse the noise in the background, LOL) 

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    Music Credits: Music by Lesfm from Pixabay

     

    • 34 min
    Black and Asian Fishing

    Black and Asian Fishing

    This week, we remember the great feminist writer, bell hooks along a discussion on Black and Asian Fishing 

    Katie Kitamura: Intimacies

    As we grieve bell hooks, let’s remember all that she taught us

    Taiwan Plus: Cinema Taiwan

    Let's talk about 'blackfishing' and Aussie beach culture

    WHAT IS ASIAN FISHING AND WHY IS IT PROBLEMATIC?

    ‘I legit thought it was a random K-pop singer’: TikTokers accuse Ariana Grande of Asian-fishing in new photos onlin

    Xmas Gifts Recommendations

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    Butter Butter Activewear (USE DISCOUNT CODE: ABDU10) 

    Kathrine Cheng - Hong Kong Post Cards

    Sweet Botanics Cupcakes (Only in Sydney) 

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    • 43 min
    Whiteness and moral superiority

    Whiteness and moral superiority

    On this episode we catch up to talk about our last weekend at Potts Point and Slanted Theatre's brilliant play '3 Virgins Unassembled'. ABDU dives into the discussion on how middle class white people's obsession on finding their own enlightenment through travelling to less privileged countries. We conclude the episode with shout outs to some amazing women of colour in business, if you are still stuck with Xmas gift ideas, do us a favour and check out these amazing products!

    Beg-packers

    Xmas Gifts Recommendations

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    Amplify Bookstore

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    Kathrine Cheng - Hong Kong Post Cards

    Sweet Botanics Cupcakes (Only in Sydney) 

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    Email: asianbdownunder@gmail.com

    Music Credits: Music by Lesfm from Pixabay

     

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

LL90ML ,

Has potential

More focus on important topics, and less going on personal tangents please. It’s very easy to lose interest.

jessiemillar ,

One of my current faves

Love your personal tangents. These two are absolute gems and fu$&king funny

jessicagyli ,

Helen’s thoughts are well spoken, empathetic and not condescending.

Thanks Helen

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