13 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

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 35 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.

    12: Marie Kondo Your Life (Season Finale)

    12: Marie Kondo Your Life (Season Finale)

    I can’t believe we’re at the end of Season 1! It was around the 4th or 5th episode mark when I realized that this podcast I’ve created for you has started to change me as well. I’m so grateful that you’ve come along this journey with me, and have given me the fuel for such purposeful work.

    In this finale episode, I talk about creating space for ourselves in order to allow room for magic. I have a feeling that 2020 is going to be a GREAT year, and what better time to clean house and spark joy

    • 14 min
    11: Betty Ng // Drive From Your Heart

    11: Betty Ng // Drive From Your Heart

    Betty Ng, founder and CEO of Inspiring Diversity, LLC has had a lot of experience breaking down walls and stereotypes as a strong and capable woman of color. Tune in to hear about how Betty tackles bias, and why it's so important for all of us to build up relationship capital.  We talk about finding opportunity in moments of change, as well as why it's pertinent to drive Diversity and Inclusion initiatives from the heart.

    • 30 min
    10: Chand Nirankari // Fight for Change

    10: Chand Nirankari // Fight for Change

    Chand Nirankari founded Youth Boxing For Change because she wanted to create a safe space where under-resourced youth in New York City could be empowered through boxing, service, mentorship, and leadership opportunities.  Tune in to hear about why Chand chose to reexamine the definition of under-resourced within the context of her non-profit.  We talk about how the lessons you learn in boxing can translate to real life, and why having guidelines but not being too rigid is critical to success.

    • 27 min
    09: Margaret Cho // Honor the Process

    09: Margaret Cho // Honor the Process

    Legendary comedian Margaret Cho was one of the first faces I saw on American television, that reminded me of myself.  That is one powerful feeling.  She has fearlessly put herself in the line of fire over and over again in order to speak up for those whose voices and stories have often gone unheard, and bares the true essence of a pioneer. Tune in to hear about the challenges of growing up on the road, the inherent pressures of being the first, and the value in appreciating honesty in art.

    • 27 min
    08: Eliza Blank // Let’s Talk About #PlantParenthood

    08: Eliza Blank // Let’s Talk About #PlantParenthood

    Eliza Blank founded The Sill because she understood that urbanites needed an easier way to find, acquire and care for their houseplants.  Since quitting her job and launching her Kickstarter in 2012, Eliza has grown The Sill into an Instagram and eCommerce phenomenon raising over $13 million in funding, and expanding into multiple retail locations across the U.S.  Tune in to hear about why Eliza feels like we should lean into our differences, and how she was able to use that as fuel for her fire.

    • 28 min
    07: Kimmy Yam // The Breadth of Our Stories

    07: Kimmy Yam // The Breadth of Our Stories

    Kimmy Yam is the Co-Founder of HuffPost Asian Voices and a champion for issues that disproportionately affect Asian-Americans. Asian American news extends far beyond representation in Hollywood because "our community is so much bigger than that." Tune in to hear about Kimmy's journey towards self love, and how she learned to appreciate her parents' sacrifices.  Kimmy talks about how there's no such thing as a perfect job, and why news and reporting can, and should be beautiful.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

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!

Lowellthomas ,

Not alone...love it!

As an Asian American immigrant, I’ve often struggled with how my cultural upbringing misaligned from the environment I grew up in. In college, these types of conversations with peers ensured I didn’t feel alone & helped form my response to different challenges.

I love that this series not only sheds light on different experiences that’s translated into success professionally / personally, but also provides perspective on my own history to be proud of.

Keep it going!

MaryPrettyLou ,

Great podcast!

This podcast is so insightful and Sara is a great interviewer. Representation matters💜

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