38 episodes

Hosted by Jenna Wee, Asian in Aotearoa (New Zealand) explores the lives of young(ish) Asian creatives, one uncensored conversation at a time. Discussing: home, belonging, body, beauty, love, sex, dating, racism, power, identity, upbringing, representation, family, healing, work... LIFE.

Asian in Aotearoa Jenna Wee

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Hosted by Jenna Wee, Asian in Aotearoa (New Zealand) explores the lives of young(ish) Asian creatives, one uncensored conversation at a time. Discussing: home, belonging, body, beauty, love, sex, dating, racism, power, identity, upbringing, representation, family, healing, work... LIFE.

    SPECIAL: Jenna’s AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Elina & past guests

    SPECIAL: Jenna’s AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Elina & past guests

    To mark two years of Asian in Aotearoa, Jenna is joined by Elina Ashimbayava (episode 22 guest, Storyo founder & friend) and answers questions sent in from various past guests about the podcast, life, relationships, vulnerability and more!

    Thank you for your great questions:


    Cindy Leong
    Marwin Silerio
    Geoff Ong
    Alyssa Medel
    Amanda Grace Leo
    Grace Ko
    Steven Junil Park
    Nathan Joe
    Hazel Zishun
    Sam Low
    Marc Conaco

    Jenna is Aotearoa-born and raised, Malaysian-Chinese, Japanese, Pākehā and Melanau. She is the founder and host of Asian in Aotearoa and a seasoned marketer, a certified coach, a Tarot reader, an INTJ, Cancer Sun with a Capricorn stellium.



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    ABOUT THE PODCAST

    Hosted by Jenna Wee, Asian in Aotearoa (New Zealand) explores the lives of Asian creatives, one uncensored convo at a time. Questioning our concept of home, identity, family, relationships, sex, racism, body/beauty, healing, decolonisation, navigating whiteness - and how this shapes the way we move through the world and influences our creative work.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    35. Jess Fu 付光兰: “This. Shit. Slaps”

    35. Jess Fu 付光兰: “This. Shit. Slaps”

    Jess is an Aotearoa-born Chinese DJ, music journo, and host of the web series Amplified (which you should totally watch). In this episode, we talk about the series and Jess’ background - from being terrible at singing to playing sets at some epic NZ festivals.

    Follow Jess on IG @fu.f.u

    Watch Amplified HERE

    Listen to Jess’ Daylight Ravings mix HERE



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    ABOUT THE PODCAST

    Hosted by Jenna Wee, Asian in Aotearoa (New Zealand) explores the lives of Asian creatives, one uncensored convo at a time. Questioning our concept of home, identity, family, relationships, sex, racism, body/beauty, healing, decolonisation, navigating whiteness - and how this shapes the way we move through the world and influences our creative work.

    • 41 min
    34. Rhohil Kishore: "welcome to an open therapy session"

    34. Rhohil Kishore: "welcome to an open therapy session"

    Rhohil Kishore AKA K’SHORE is an artist, songwriter, producer, performer, educator and overthinker (his words, not mine) - and he’s of Fijian-Indian descent, born and raised in Aotearoa. We talk about identity, the creative arts industry, general life stuff and music. 

    Check out these links for Rhohil:


    Instagram @rhohilkishore
    Spotify / Linktree



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    ABOUT THE PODCAST

    Hosted by Jenna Wee, Asian in Aotearoa (New Zealand) explores the lives of Asian creatives, one uncensored convo at a time. Questioning our concept of home, identity, family, relationships, sex, racism, body/beauty, healing, decolonisation, navigating whiteness - and how this shapes the way we move through the world and influences our creative work.

    • 58 min
    33. Chyna-Lily Rawlinson: "it’s totally, all about me"

    33. Chyna-Lily Rawlinson: "it’s totally, all about me"

    Asian in Aotearoa is officially two years old! To celebrate, I’m going to be recording a special AMA episode - where I answer the questions instead of asking them. So, dear listener here is your opportunity to ASK ME ANYTHING. Email your question to asianinaotearoa@gmail.com or send me a DM or voice note on Instagram by mid-November.

    This episode is with Chyna-Lily Rawlinson. She is Chinese-Samoan-Pākehā, a multi-disciplinary artist hailing from Tāmaki Makaurau, and recently released a book with Simon L Wong called Territory Unknown. In this episode, we talk about Body image, heritage, parents, life and lots more. 

    https://chynalily.com/  
    @chyna.lily

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    ABOUT THE PODCAST

    Hosted by Jenna Wee, Asian in Aotearoa (New Zealand) explores the lives of Asian creatives, one uncensored convo at a time. Questioning our concept of home, identity, family, relationships, sex, racism, body/beauty, healing, decolonisation, navigating whiteness - and how this shapes the way we move through the world and influences our creative work.

    • 51 min
    32. Casey Yeoh 杨子仪: "try love, everyone"

    32. Casey Yeoh 杨子仪: "try love, everyone"

    Casey Yeoh / KC YO is of Malaysian and Singaporean-Chinese descent, she’s a multidisciplinary creative - a graphic designer, photographer, director, editor and cinematographer. She also has creative and personal ties to the awesome musical duo Imugi. If you’re familiar with Imugi, then chances are that you’ve seen her work. This is a fun episode where we talk about dreaming and work, and we also talk about family stuff, spiritual stuff, fan fiction stuff, personal development-stuff - the works!

    Follow Casey: https://www.instagram.com/kc.yoo



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    ABOUT THE PODCAST

    Hosted by Jenna Wee, Asian in Aotearoa (New Zealand) explores the lives of Asian creatives, one uncensored convo at a time. Questioning our concept of home, identity, family, relationships, sex, racism, body/beauty, healing, decolonisation, navigating whiteness - and how this shapes the way we move through the world and influences our creative work.

    • 51 min
    31. Steven Junil Park 박준일: "feeling the texture of being human"

    31. Steven Junil Park 박준일: "feeling the texture of being human"

    Steven is a multidisciplinary artist of Korean descent, based in Ōtautahi. He creates work under the label 6x4. Usually, I ask guests about how they’re comfortable being introduced on here, and when I asked Steven, he said I’m welcome to call him a speck of dust floating through an uncaring void. In this convo, we discuss labels and talk about the difference between clothing and fashion, the relationship between clothing and spirituality, the visible and invisible, feeling and not feeling. If you wear clothes, then you should listen to this. ;) 

    Follow @6x4online on IG
    https://www.6x4online.com/
    Watch Steven's video collection on YouTube HERE



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    ABOUT THE PODCAST

    Hosted by Jenna Wee, Asian in Aotearoa (New Zealand) explores the lives of Asian creatives, one uncensored convo at a time. Questioning our concept of home, identity, family, relationships, sex, racism, body/beauty, healing, decolonisation, navigating whiteness - and how this shapes the way we move through the world and influences our creative work.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Aliiceu ,

Life-changing!!

So happy I stumbled across this podcast while researching for my postgrad assignment. I too am a young asian creative from Auckland and have been feeling so disconnected and lost especially over covid times. I had always looked from the outside in these amazing activist initiatives and communities but never knew how to get involved. It has been so enlightening to listen to such amazing people.

Representation is so important! This podcast has been incredible and has given me to motivation to push my creative and academic endeavors while being proud of my heritage and community. Thanks Jenna for making this exist and I’m certain its touched many people out there just like me.

Hoojo ,

Fantastic podcast!

Thanks for creating this podcast, absolutely love it 🙂

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