Armenian Enough is about life and identity in the Armenian diaspora.
Freedom Through Individuality with Paul Abrahamian
Our greatest freedom lies in the full acceptance of who we genuinely are, even if the world at large fails to understand or endorse our unique individuality. From that vantage point, so much is revealed about the veneer of society's rules and trappings. With humor, bluster, and at times, great vulnerability, Paul speaks about their undying love for all things Armenian, the beauty in making peace with death and the path to a unified future.
You can reach Paul on IG @deadskull and @deadskullcurio
On Being Armenian and Jewish with Alyssa Zakaryan
What is it like to be Jewish and Armenian? Aside from inheriting intergenerational trauma from both sides, it is also something that has provided Alyssa with a unique view of both communities. More of a New Yorker than an "American," Alyssa explores how her upbringing has provided her access to two distinct and oftentimes insular worlds, as well as how her family's history has shown her that it can be even more advantageous to be a citizen of the world.
You can reach Alyssa on Twitter @AlyssaZakaryan
Or on LinkedIn
And you can watch her YouTube channel Social Work Tarotist
Femme on Film with Natalie Shirinian
Representation matters. It allows us a glimpse into the world of possibilities and rescues us from societal erasure. It's difficult to put into words how it felt to see actors on the big screen either speaking Armenian or telling the story of our ancestors who survived the Genocide... never did it cross my mind that the queer Armenian experience would also make it to the silver screen one day.
Filmmaker Natalie Shirinian tells the story of her own coming out to her Armenian mother, in her new short film Parev Mama.
You can buy tickets to watch Parev Mama online here: https://www.goelevent.com/InsideOut/e/ShortsLongStoryShort
You can reach Natalie on IG @natalie_shirinian
Read her food blog Femme On Feast
Connect to her production company NES Films
Comedy and Self-Reflection with Andy Kenareki
The old adage of laughter being the best medicine still holds true - laughter strengthens the immune system and boosts feel-good chemicals in our brain. Good comedy is funny because it's true... or at least, there's a healthy dose of truth in it. Through his comedy, Andy gently pokes fun at Armenian (and other) stereotypes and provides poignant social commentary. Watch it with a friend!
You can reach Andy on IG @andykenareki
His linktree there provides links to his YouTube channel AndyKComedy and his brand new Cudee Pie merch!
Unity Through Activism with Aram Majian Bowen
The passion required for sustained activism is one that is born neither of blood nor soil, but a deep inner conviction in one's soul that each of us is ultimately responsible for bringing about justice in the world. The source of righteous anger is love. It has always been love.
Hear Aram talk about his quintessentially American upbringing, the pull toward his Armenian roots, and the evolution of his activism.
You can reach Aram on IG @aram_bowen
Links to organizations discussed in this episode include: IG @armenianunityproject and @agbu_ypgny as well as www.coaf.org
Sexual Assault Trauma & Healing with Aram Ronaldo
There are few life events more damaging to the soul than being a victim of sexual assault and/or rape. Survivors often struggle with feelings of shame and anger, exacerbated by a society that all too frequently places blame on victims rather than perpetrators. Sharing stories of survival is a powerful reminder that we are not in this alone.
Hear Aram Ronaldo speak candidly about sexual assault, existing in the murky trauma of its aftermath, and the eventual path towards healing.
You can reach Aram on his website at aramronaldokrikorian.wordpress.com
And on IG @lalimeohlonetransfer
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