Three Filipino American girls talk about feelings - a podcast on mental health and wellness by and for women of color.
Talk Thirty to Me w/Kaitlyn Fae - Life lessons at the start of a new decade.
Nothing like a new decide to inspire self-reflection.
How does turning thirty feel?
What was the biggest lesson you learned in your twenties?
What will thriving in your thirties look and feel like?
In this episode, your BGF cohosts along with childhood friend, actor, and podcaster, Kaitlyn Fae talk about turning thirty. They share their biggest lessons from their twenties and what they think thriving in their thirties will look and feel like. (You can also expect a ton of laughter and hilarious tangents.)
We hope that no matter your age, you can find connection and resonance with the experiences and reflections we share in our conversation. (NOTE: there is some explicit language in this episode. So heads up if you’re listening with young ears near by.)
Kaitlyn Fae is a theater and film director, writer, actor, musician, and podcaster. She is the co-host and creative director of PanGeekery, a nerd video podcast, as well as the Director of Writing at Filam Creative, a nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of Filipino-Americans in media and entertainment. Kaitlyn is also the head writer at Kwento Comics, an all-female, all-Asian collective of artists creating a dark urban fantasy graphic novel series inspired by Philippine mythology.
Personal website: kaitlynfae.com
PanGeekery is an all AAPI-hosted nerd video podcast that streams live on Twitch every Monday at 8PM. Episodes are available on Spotify, Apple, Stitcher, and all other podcast platforms. We discuss all things geek from an all-diverse perspective.
IG, Facebook, and Twitter: PanGeekery
Brown Girl Feels and Black Girl Joy w/Flo @theblendedbeauty
Join the hosts of BGF as they sit down with Florence of @theblendedbeauty for a conversation on representation, sustainability, self-care, and food.
Florence is an Atlanta-based beauty creator and social media coach who loves shopping her own closet and day-by-day takes leaps into leading a more sustainable lifestyle.
In this episode, Flo shares her experiences as a Black-Filipina woman, her work as a full-time content creator and coach, her fave tips for sustainable-ish living, what she loves about her cultures, and so much more. The perfect episode for #plasticfreejuly and #bipocmentalhealthmonth.
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Reclaiming Maarte - APAHM & Mental Health Awareness Month 2020
NOTE: This is a previously recorded episode completed in the month of May to honor Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness Month. It was recorded several days before the outrage and protests broke out in response to the muders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, along with countless others. We held off on releasing this episode in order to support the Black lives matter movement and to avoid taking attention away from the critical issues at hand. The movement for justice and equaity is both a relay and a marathon. As we find our place in the revolution, we acknowlege that Asian Americans, and Filipinos in particular, have been complicit in systems of injustice towards Black communities. We stand against racism in all forms.
Black Lives Matter.
Over the past week of listening, learning, and advocating, we are realizing that the intersection of mental health and race are more relevant than ever in the current climate. We hope this episode inspires and encourages you to take care of you personal wellness and to not shy away from hard conversations with your family and community.
How does our identity as Asian (Filipina) Americans shape our relationship with mental health?
In this episode we tackle the impact that being the children of Asian immigrants has on our relationship with mental health and therapy.
We share our stories of our childhood and how culture shaped our identity. We talk about the dominant message we told ourselves about emotion and the internalized fear of being “maarte” (slang for drama queen.)
We hash out our experiences with our first therapy appointments and and barriers to therapy.
We also talk about we look for when “dating around” for a therapist and what we look for in “the one.”
Note: CBT is the acronym for cognitive behavioral therapy.
Finally we share what we love about being Filipina.
Again, we hope this episode inspires and encourages you to take care of your personal wellness and to not shy away from hard conversations with your family and community.
For the Mamas
At Brwngrl Feels, we hold space for and honor each emotion that Mother’s Day brings. You are worthy and cherished.
Today, we honor our Filipina immigrant mamas for their dedication, understanding, barrier-breaking, flexibility, creativity, and above all, their endless supply of love.
In this episode, the co-hosts share stories of their relationships with their moms. From grown-up adventures to precious kindergarten memories, we hope each story bring a bit of warmth to your heart. The stories are in this order:
Cheers to the cool moms, the stylish moms, the DIY moms, all the moms in between - in any shape or form. To all the mothering humans in our lives. We are forever grateful.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Deep Breathing w/Ck
In this mini episode, Ck guides you through a series of deep breathing exercises to help relieve anxiety. Deep breathing helps the body calm the fight or flight response by bringing more oxygen into the brain. These exercises can be done anytime you need to feel calm and grounded.
Breathwrk App - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/breathwrk-breathing-exercises/id1481804500
About Deep Breathing - https://www.thecut.com/amp/2018/12/what-deep-breathing-does-to-your-body.html
Breathing Exercises - https://greatist.com/happiness/breathing-exercises-relax
The Calm Classroom - https://instagram.com/thecalmclassroom_?igshid=5xdzfy4p0b7t