24 episodes

Join host Sara Porritt for inspired conversations with fearless Asian women about how ideas and passions can ignite transformative journeys. The Hear Us Roar podcast speaks candidly about the pressures and privileges of growing up Asian in the United States, and implores us to embrace, as well as transcend our cultural conditioning and context. We all have the power to choose how we want to define personal happiness and success. Let’s celebrates that paradigm shift as something larger than a single woman or story – even if ultimately, she is the catalyst.

Hear Us Roar Sara Porritt

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    • 5.0 • 36 Ratings

Join host Sara Porritt for inspired conversations with fearless Asian women about how ideas and passions can ignite transformative journeys. The Hear Us Roar podcast speaks candidly about the pressures and privileges of growing up Asian in the United States, and implores us to embrace, as well as transcend our cultural conditioning and context. We all have the power to choose how we want to define personal happiness and success. Let’s celebrates that paradigm shift as something larger than a single woman or story – even if ultimately, she is the catalyst.

    23: Lucia Liu // Speak Your Truth

    23: Lucia Liu // Speak Your Truth

    Lucia Liu is the Founder & CEO of Rock The Boat, a podcast and community organization focused on Asians who challenge the status quo. She has interviewed prominent guests such as Andrew Yang, Adele Lim (screenwriter of CRA), Kevin Lin (Cofounder of Twitch and Gold House), and many more.
    While Lucia currently rocks a 9 to 5 in the financial services sector, she was once a full fledged chocolatier with her own premium brand of yummy treats called Lululosophy.
    Tune in to understand why it's important to embrace discomfort in order to grow, and to learn about the power in being an underdog.  Lucia and I connect on the importance of AAPI representation, and she even shares some amazing tips on how you can kick start your own dreams of being a podcaster.
    Head over to https://www.gorocktheboat.com/ to check out Lucia's pod and learn about her community.
    To find out more about the Hear Us Roar podcast, and sign up for my mailing list, visit www.hurpodcast.com.  Please subscribe to the show, and leave a comment.  I look forward to hearing from you!

    • 31 min
    22: Michelle Lee // Redefining Beauty

    22: Michelle Lee // Redefining Beauty

    Michelle Lee is the powerhouse Editor-in-Chief of Allure—an iconic magazine that in 2021, celebrated its 30th birthday.  Since taking on her position, Michelle has eliminated the term anti-aging from the magazine’s vocabulary and has redefined beauty through the lens of diversity. In one single issue, Michelle broke the record for the number of American American faces that have graced the cover of Allure since its inception.
    She’s incredibly thoughtful and intentional in the direction she’s taking the magazine, and I couldn’t be more grateful for that as someone who didn’t grow up seeing myself reflected in media.
    Tune in to understand why Michelle feels like your uniqueness is an asset, and how to find the confidence to be exactly who you are.  We connect on the importance of self-promotion, and of course, I had to ask Michelle about her holy grail beauty products.  
    Head over to https://www.allure.com/ to learn about and support this culture shaping publication.
    To find out more about the Hear Us Roar podcast, and sign up for my mailing list, visit www.hurpodcast.com.  Please subscribe to the show, and leave a comment.  I look forward to hearing from you!

    • 34 min
    21: Jenny Lee // The Power of Stories

    21: Jenny Lee // The Power of Stories

    Jenny Lee is the author of Anna K—a modern-day reimagining of the classic novel Anna Karenina, which will be turned into an upcoming HBO Max series.  It follows a bi-racial “it” girl caught between her picture-perfect, family-approved boyfriend and the guy who might just be her one true love. 
    Jenny started off her career in book publishing, and later became a television writer and producer who has worked on BET’s Boomerang, IFC’s Brockmire, Freeform’s Young & Hungry, and the Disney Channel’s number-one-rated kids’ show, Shake It Up.  She has previously published humor essay collections and middle-grade novels, with Anna K being her debut YA.
    Tune in to hear about how Jenny brought a fresh perspective to a classic story, and why she feels that it's important to drive diverse representation in literature.  We talk about how her writing has improved with more life experience, as well as the importance of finding the courage to ask for help.  
    Head over to https://jennyleewrites.com/ to keep up with Jenny's work.  Get excited for the paperback of Anna K coming out on March 23rd, and for the release of its sequel on April 27th - which is available for preorder now!
    To find out more about the Hear Us Roar podcast, and sign up for my mailing list, visit www.hurpodcast.com.  Please subscribe to the show, and leave a comment.  I look forward to hearing from you!

    • 29 min
    20: Lee Chesley // Every Job’s an Audition

    20: Lee Chesley // Every Job’s an Audition

    Lee Chesley is a fearless stuntwoman who has doubled for Awkwafina, and showcased her gravity defying skills in the Avatar films, Birds of Prey, and Jumanji: the Next Level.
    While this feels like a natural transition from her breakdancing days, it's impressive to think that Lee is also an actress, computer programmer, and the list goes on.  What’s incredible is that Lee doesn’t just dabble in these feats, she is an absolute master at them.
    Tune in to find out what it was like for Lee to grow up as an adoptee in a strict Mormon LDS family, and why when she finally returned to Korea, she felt like a foreigner in her own country.  We connect on the power of using criticism as fuel, as well as the importance of always rising to the occasion.
    Head over to https://www.instagram.com/bgirlmislee/ to keep up with Lee on her Instagram page.
    To find out more about the Hear Us Roar podcast, and sign up for my mailing list, visit www.hurpodcast.com.  Please subscribe to the show, and leave a comment.  I look forward to hearing from you!

    • 26 min
    19: The Invisible Women w/ Soon Mee Kim

    19: The Invisible Women w/ Soon Mee Kim

    As an Asian American, I'm sure that at some point you've heard the terms model minority myth and bamboo ceiling.  How often have you thought about the history behind it all, what their impact is on your personal and professional lives, and how you can start to break through some of these stereotypes not only for yourself, but also for your community of peers?
    In this Conversations with HUR, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Soon Mee Kim—a mentor, a friend, and the Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for the Omnicom Public Relations Group.  
    This episode is very personal to me.  These past few years have afforded me the privilege and honor of sharing some incredibly heartfelt conversations with fellow Asian American women who not unlike myself, have felt a level of invisibility due to the aforementioned stereotypes. 
    Join us for some real talk about everything from privilege and perception, to why it's critically important for us to know our own history here in the United States.  I hope that this episode with Soon Mee helps you to feel seen, to feel heard, and to feel empowered to let your voice ROAR!
    To find out more about the Hear Us Roar podcast, and sign up for my mailing list, visit www.hurpodcast.com.  Please subscribe to the show, and leave a comment, so I know how you feel.  I look forward to hearing from you! 

    • 31 min
    18: Vanessa Dew // Bet On Yourself

    18: Vanessa Dew // Bet On Yourself

    Vanessa Dew introduced Health-Ade Kombucha at a farmer's market in 2012 alongside her two best friends, and in the past few years, grew it to one of the fastest-growing brands in the category generating over $150 million in revenue across 30,000 stores like Whole Foods, Target and Trader Joe's.
    I love Vanessa's energy and gumption, and appreciate how much she gives back to the community and to other entrepreneurs serving as a USC Marshall Mentor, advising several young CPG companies.  Vanessa also happens to be an active member of the Gold Rush family.
    Tune in to find out how you can use rejection as a tool for building resiliency, and why your unique cultural heritage serves as amazing perspective.  We talk about the importance of having a strong and supportive community, especially as an entrepreneur, and why you shouldn't let perfect get in the way of great, or even good.
    Head over to https://health-ade.com/ to check out their latest products and innovations.
    To find out more about the Hear Us Roar podcast, and sign up for my mailing list, visit www.hurpodcast.com.  Please subscribe to the show, and leave a comment.  I look forward to hearing from you!

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Ilias Karim ,

Must listen

This is it. You can’t imagine a more compelling podcast series. It couldn’t get more pertinent now. Our world changes for the better every day. Listen to Hear Us Roar to hear directly from some of the very movers and shakers making waves, from an empathic host making waves all herself.

ELW408 ,

Great perspective

Great content, great guests and great motivation! Being an Asian American this podcast is one of the few that truly speak to me.

THe House of Lee NYC.com ,

Hear Us Roar - Gotta Listen

Sarah Porritt's new podcast is a fantastic listen, offering up quality guests and great content. Episode 1 with Nicki Sun was so informative - and motivational. If this is just the beginning, can't wait to hear more!