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Asians in the Spotlight is a podcast branching off of Asian Advocates, a youth-led organization that aims to stand against racism and xenophobia while also creating a platform & voice for the Asian community.

This podcast is centered around highlighting Asians who have broken the stereotypes and myths that attempt to limit the Asian community through series of interviews and discussions.

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Asians in the Spotlight is a podcast branching off of Asian Advocates, a youth-led organization that aims to stand against racism and xenophobia while also creating a platform & voice for the Asian community.

This podcast is centered around highlighting Asians who have broken the stereotypes and myths that attempt to limit the Asian community through series of interviews and discussions.

    Putting a Younger Face on Active Poetry in the Community: With Tina Cane

    Putting a Younger Face on Active Poetry in the Community: With Tina Cane

    In our second bonus episode, our hosts: Ting Ting and Sandy, interview Tina Cane about her upcoming debut novel, Alma Presses Play. Tina Cane grew up in downtown New York City during the 70s and 80s, surrounded by artists and writers and musicians, and she draws much of her creative inspiration from that era. She is the founder and director of Writers-in-the Schools, RI, for which she works as a visiting poet. She currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Rhode Island where she lives with her husband and their three children. In 2020, Cane was named a poet laureate fellow with the Academy of American Poets. Her books include The Fifth Thought, Dear Elena: Letters for Elena Ferrante, Once More With Feeling, and Body of Work. Alma Presses Play is Tina's debut novel-in-verse for young adults readers. To pre-order her novel, use the link: https://www.rhcbooks.com/books/609918/alma-presses-play-by-tina-cane


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    • 42 min
    Connecting Minority Politics, Business, and Law: With Irene Chun

    Connecting Minority Politics, Business, and Law: With Irene Chun

    This is the first bonus episode of our second series, RepresentASIAN in Literature. In this episode our hosts, Ting Ting and Sandy, interview Irene Chun, a recent graduate of Georgetown University and author of the upcoming book, Coloring Ivory: The Intersection of Minority Politics, Business, & the Law. This discussion includes Irene's academic interests, college life as an Asian American, how her book Coloring Ivory came to be, and more! To learn more about Irene and her book, you can visit her linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ireneychun/ and reach out through instagram @ireney.chun. Thank you for listening to this episode! 


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    • 38 min
    Books Are a Tool to Inform, Learn, & Grow: with Abigail Hing Wen & Kelly Loy Gilbert

    Books Are a Tool to Inform, Learn, & Grow: with Abigail Hing Wen & Kelly Loy Gilbert

    We have a double interview in today's episode! Abigail is the New York Times Best Selling Author of Loveboat, Taipei, a romantic comedy following the journey of Ever Wong in her summer in Taipei. Loveboat, Taipei has been optioned for film by ACE Entertainment. For more information: www.abigailhingwen.com or follow IG/Twi: @abigailhingwen. Kelly is the author of the recently-released WHEN WE WERE INFINITE, PICTURE US IN THE LIGHT, which was a winner of the California Book Award and an LA Times Book Prize finalist, and CONVICTION, which was a finalist for the Morris Award. Check out her website https://kellyloygilbert.weebly.com

    // In our last episode for this series, hosts Ting Ting, Kaitlyn, and Sandy interview Abigail and Kelly about their friendship, writing journey + process, and more! Thank you to our team for making this series possible and to our listeners for supporting our podcast!!


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    • 55 min
    Cultural Appropriation in Medicinal Practices: with Debby Nguyen

    Cultural Appropriation in Medicinal Practices: with Debby Nguyen

    Debby Nguyen is the author of the upcoming book 'Pills, Teas, and Songs.' Her book is a collection of 11 stories about diverse medicine practices from China, India, Vietnam, to Russia, Nigeria, and the United States. It combines Debby's love for healthcare, people, culture, and history. Understanding the cultural and historical context of Asian medicine is crucial, rather than blindly following wellness trends. In this episode, we talk about the westernization/appropriation of Asian medicine practices, the importance of diverse storylines to educate people, and much more! You can check out Debby's website: www.debbynguyen.com and @debbyiswriting on Instagram for book updates. Thank you for listening! 


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    • 47 min
    Recognize Us & Educate Yourself: with Natasha Sondakh

    Recognize Us & Educate Yourself: with Natasha Sondakh

    Kaitlyn and Ting Ting host this week's episode, an enriching and thoughtful conversation. This interview highlights Natasha Sondakh, the author of 'She Smells of Tumeric,' which is set to release later this April. She shares her thoughts on how the American education system has failed us, self love, and how stereotypes have fueled the recent rise in anti-Asian hate crimes. 'She Smells of Turmeric' is a journey of finding and loving yourself. The book was born out of a desire to represent Indonesia in Western literature. Natasha was largely inspired by the Indonesian people that she has grown alongside. Follow @natasha.sondakh on Instagram and her website https://tashasondakh.com for updates on her soon to be released novel.💜 Thank you for supporting our podcast! Come back next Saturday to hear more from us 💜




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    • 53 min
    KPOP– On Its Way to Asian Representation in Western Media: with Wooseok Ki

    KPOP– On Its Way to Asian Representation in Western Media: with Wooseok Ki

    This week's episode features Wooseok Ki, author of 'K-POP: The Odyssey (Your Gateway to the Global K-Pop Phenomenon)'. Kaitlyn and Sandy discuss with Wooseok on the rise of K-POP in Western media/entertainment...is it an accurate depiction of the Asian community? Wooseok also shares his thoughts on recognizing and celebrating the differences within the Asian community itself. Listen in on this insightful episode that will have you reflecting on the stereotypes embedded from KPOP onto the Asian community. Check out 'K-POP: The Odyssey' on Amazon and Barnes & Noble or @kpop.odyssey on Instagram! 

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    • 34 min

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I love how this podcast focuses on highlighting prominent Asian figures across various platforms. We need this representation now more than ever.

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