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.
22: Michelle Lee // Redefining Beauty
Michelle Lee is the powerhouse Editor-in-Chief of Allure. 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. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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
19: The Invisible Women w/ Soon Mee Kim
In this Conversations with HUR, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Soon Mee Kim—the Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for the Omnicom Public Relations Group. These past few years have afforded me the privilege of sharing some heartfelt conversations with fellow Asian American women who not unlike myself, have felt a level of invisibility. 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.
18: Vanessa Dew // Bet On Yourself
Vanessa Dew introduced Health-Ade Kombucha at a farmer's market in 2012, and in the past few years, grew it to one of the fastest-growing brands in the category generating over $150 million in revenue. 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, and why you shouldn't let perfect get in the way of great, or even good.
17: Nitika Chopra // Chronic Illness Warrior
Nitika Chopra is a television host, QVC beauty expert and the founder of Chronicon—a platform and conference dedicated to elevating the lives of those living with chronic illness. Tune in to hear about how Nitika is able to create momentum in her life despite the presence of fear, and what you can do to find flow in life's twists and turns. We talk about the importance of maintaining a sense of play and exploration, and why you need to honor your body as your biggest teacher.
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.
Great content, great guests and great motivation! Being an Asian American this podcast is one of the few that truly speak to me.
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!