"Gaysian" is about the life of a recovering closeted gay person, coming of age and coming out, and the state of being simultaneously Asian and gay.
I call my brother homophobic and this is what happened
Growing up in a conservative Catholic & Filipino family can be difficult if you're a closeted gay kid. As an adult, how do you reconcile the past when you feel misunderstood by your family? In an exclusive interview, Geoffrey confronts his older brother for being homophobic growing up. They hash out memories and stories from their upbringing. Geoffrey learns that his brother has his own story too and that relationships change and grow over time.
I tried to diet but had a full on meltdown instead
What happens when you see your face on Zoom and think you need to lose face weight? On this episode, Geoffrey talks about trying to lose the quarantine 15. He goes on a diet but becomes overwhelmed by all the rules for acceptable low-fat low-carb foods. In the process, his inner helicopter parent comes out and he ends up sabotaging his own peace of mind. He learns that sometimes the best diet is not having one at all.
how to be productive when everything sucks
Geoffrey gives three tips for staying motivated and productive when everything feels really hard right now. These include conserving your time and energy from the craziness of the world, so you can kick butt at the stuff you care about. He also talks about his new Peloton, love for McDonald’s, and vintage shopping in Boston.
new year new ru
New year's resolutions can help us become better... but at what cost? Why is it so anxiety-inducing to keep our new year's resolutions? Is it because our society is obsessed with quantifying, counting, and measuring our goals? Geoffrey discusses his new year's resolution and why he's NOT going to keep track of his goals. That's right. He also discusses the premiere of Rupaul's Drag Race season 13, and explains why the show is the gay fantasy sports league our community deserves. He shares why Kandy Muse & Symone are his two favorite queens, and explains why this was one of the best episodes of Drag Race ever!
don’t get mad get curious
Working from home can get annoying, especially when co-workers say things that make you feel bad or upset. When people rub you the wrong way, is it ok to feel angry? What should we do when we feel this way? Geoffrey talks about a recent experience with a co-worker that left him feeling upset, but after reflecting on where the anger was coming from, he was able to break through and learn more about his emotions. Geoffrey also explains why he created the podcast and why the Gaysian community is called "hot mess heroes." You don't want to miss this one!
letting go of expectations
People are expecting too much of others right now. Living up to people's expectations can be exhausting especially during the current pandemic. In this episode, Geoffrey discusses unfair expectations people have of others, how to put up boundaries with someone who's asking too much, and how he's avoiding gay Asian stereotypes.
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You always stumble into a wide variety of Asians but not a lot are Pinoys! I have never felt so represented in this platform before. We need mor Hot Mess Heroes! Geoffrey is for sure one personality to follow! So much pride, life and love in this person! We appreciate your hard work and I pray that your success will be equal to all our success as a minority in the Asian group here in America! Recommending to all my gaysian friends and also to anyone Filipino, interested to be heard and seen!
A must listen
This show is a total treat. It’s tender, raw, vulnerable, and informative! I’ve been out for nearly 2 decades and it still provided me new ways of thinking. It’s a useful and entertaining show for anyone, but I can totally see it’s value for younger queer people who are just learning how to navigate this part of themselves. I’m so happy this show exists!
The world needs more conversations like this!!
A great listen! Stories at the intersection of race, sexuality, and culture give us insight into what it means to be human. We are each a collection of identities that are simultaneously beautiful and a little messy!
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