HYPHENATED* is a weekly social justice podcast and the brainchild of Chuks (owning-my-truth) and Kari (unapologetically-yellow now heauxchinoise). They met through Tumblr and began talking with one another upon realizing that they were both living and working in Asia and had a mutual friend. (‘Tis a small world.)
With this program, they hope to not only to bring stories from their lives, but also their perspective as children of immigrants to events in the world. Understanding their and others’ diasporic roots led them to understanding the importance of intra-People of Color solidarity.
They are dedicated to learning how all of our lives and stories are connected.
H* #42: Final Episode- Is "POC Solidarity" Even Possible?
This is the final episode of the Hyphenated* podcast. For this episode we discuss some of our highlights of the show, and why we are deciding to end the show, centering around a final question- "Is POC Solidarity Even Possible?"
We are so grateful for all of your support over the last year and a half and hope you enjoy the final episode. Also, we are trying to raise $135 for our webhosting to keep the podcast online for the coming year. If you loved the podcast and want to see it stay online as a resource for you and your friends, please consider donating to www.tinyurl.com/hyphenatedlives2. Kari is especially strapped for cash right now, so any and all support is super appreciated to keep the podcast online after February 15.
H* #41: Building Healthy Relationships
In our previous episode, we discussed abusive relationships and how many abusive elements in relationships are normalized in our society, in part because of racism, sexism, and so forth. This week, we talk about how to end the cycle of abuse and how to build loving, healthy relationships. We also discuss discuss the Antonio Martin case, and our personal New Year’s resolutions as well.
H* #40: Abuse and How Its Various Forms Are Normalized
For this week we’re talking about abuse and how its various forms are normalized in society. From the fact that counseling and psychiatry have racist/sexist/ableist views baked in the cake to gaslighting; abusive behavior is normalized and very often marginalized people are the ones who bear the brunt. We also address signs of abuse in relationships, and in the context of family life as well.
H* #39: Black Organizing, White "Allies" & #ICantBreathe
Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Protests, Black Organizing, White "Allies" , Obama's (non) response & More. In this episode we delve into what's been happening over the past two weeks in the US.
H* #38: The Myth of "Asian Privilege"
For this week’s episode, Kari (back from hiatus) and Chuks take on the idea of “Asian Privilege.” Why do so many people, from white people to People of Color, believe and propagate this idea? But first: Michael Brown’s parents are to stand at the U.N. and the circus surrounding Rasmea Odeh’s trial. Listener questions this week come from rosieisrising with regards to why someone would chose to partake in the imperialist machine that is the U.S. armed forces and givingyoutheflick about Australia.
H* #37: Why Teachers of Color are Necessary (feat. Shirley)
How do schools and our education system reproduce inequality and teach us lies like the "bootstraps myth" when we all know that as POC we have to work twice as hard to get half as much? How important is mentorship for students of color from teachers of their respective backgrounds? For this episode (Kari is gone for the week), Chuks talks with Shirley, an Asian American public school teacher, to explore these questions and more.