diverse perspectives discussing what matters - with Hannah Lee Sandoval, George Xiang, Leah Abraham, and DJ Chuang
Erasing Shame about our Asian American Bodies
Let's Talk About Body Image with special guest Cathy Trinh
How many people are happy with their body just as they are, whether it's about their weight, height, sexual attraction, appearance, or skin color?
Special guest Cathy Trinh—author, speaker, executive recruiter and life coach—joins the Erasing Shame co-hosts to have a life-giving and empowering conversations about body image. We share our personal questions and struggles with our bodies and also point to resources for healthy living.
TRIGGER WARNING: rape, suicidal ideation, addictions
Cathy Trinh https://www.cathytrinh.com/
Buy Her Book, "The Journey: Mastering the Art of Slowing Down into a Beautiful Existence" https://amzn.to/3iQpleo
Finding a Mental Health Therapist for People of Color https://djchuang.com/mental-health-therapists-for-people-of-color/
New York Times article, “It’s Hard to Search for a Therapist of Color. These Websites Want to Change That.” https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/16/well/mind/find-black-latinx-asian-therapist.html
Tim Ouyang of Tim Be Told, Uncensored (s5e07)
Erasing Shame co-hosts talk with Tim Ouyang (singer and songwriter of Tim Be Told) about living in the multiple dimensions and layers of life as an Asian American of Chinese descent, and how he's navigating the intersectionality of sexuality, ethnicity, and faith, finding a way of healing and meaning, and telling a better and more beautiful story through it all.
Show Notes Tim Be Told www.timbetold.com + Instagram @timbetold
Tim Be Told on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/6L0mxhIWyV5ySKJvWrD70h
"The Dark Voice," article by Tim Ouyang (Inheritance Magazine, 2017)
Celebrating Our Heritage & Getting Honest About Our Mental Health
It’s May, which means its AAPI Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness Month!
Hannah Lee Sandoval, George Xiong, and Leah Abraham share what they love about their respective cultures, and give us a quick look into their mental health journeys. They also discuss what to look for if you’re seeking professional counseling help for the first time.
* AAPI stands for Asian American Pacific Islanders
What about the Shame of Cancel Culture?
As social media gets used, actually misused, for cancel culture, our four co-hosts talk about its effects from different Asian American perspectives. Season 5 co-hosts are Hannah Lee Sandoval, George Xiong, Leah Abraham, and DJ Chuang.
Deconstructing Wokeness; Processing for Healthiness
With all of the recent hate crimes, violence, and atrocities in our American society, what does wokeness mean and are we doing enough? That's what our co-hosts discuss and explore, after checking-in with each other to see how we're doing.
We'd like to know how you're doing too. Please add a comment or voice message on our website at erasingshame.com.
So glad I found you ! Thanks!
This podcast changed my life!!
For so many years of my adult life, I struggled with so many questions and internal conflict of who I was as a person and the thoughts/feelings I had as a 2nd-gen Asian American. I carried so much shame that I didn’t even know that I felt certain things or why I did what I did, as well as why my parents did what they did. It helped so much to know I am not alone in my struggles/feelings, as well as to be able to put healthy productive language to my pain & hear from therapists & experts about something that is so hidden from society and excluded from normal daily conversation. The more I learn, the more I can bring things to consciousness in order to raise awareness and step towards healing rather than sitting in a constant cloud of confusion, depression or doubt, thinking what is wrong with me and why do I feel what I feel. I never thought to seek out help in the past because I didn’t know I needed it, and this podcast gave me courage to begin my healing journey and take back control in my life. Thanks so much DJ for having the courage to start this podcast!
Being a white American I am very oblivious to the Asian culture and the lack of discussion regarding mental health. It’s truly inspiring what you are doing through your podcast. I’m learning so much. Stay the course and keep saving lives. Y’all Rock!!