Redefining ABCD is a platform to openly discuss various internal stigmas within the South Asian American community and how we as a collective can “change the conversation” to incorporate more South Asian Pride in our day-to-day lives. With this, Redefining ABCD hopes to bring to light different identities within the South Asian American community.
Brown Art Network: Meet Manasi!
Welcome to Season 2 of Redefining ABCD! We kick off this season with a Brown Art Network Segment with our wonderful guest Manasi Arya! Manasi is a digital creator and artist who spreads positivity and joy through her art. While she works to elevate her small business, she is a special education teacher, completing her Masters in Special Education. Sneha and Keerthi talk with her to learn more about her journey as a creative, as well as, her teaching career. Click here to view her work: https://linktr.ee/Artwithmanasi
Music by BeatByShahed (IG @imshahed)
Special Collaboration with The Desi Condition!
In this special episode, Sneha and Keerthi talk with the host of The Desi Condition Podcast, Tanushree, to discuss her experiences through her career, her decision to go into education as well as cultural identity. To hear Sneha and Keerthi go on as guests and to check out other episodes, click here: https://anchor.fm/the-desi-condition/
Season 1 Wrap!
That's a wrap! As we come to the end of Season 1, Keerthi and Sneha take the time to highlight their favorite conversations with all of the season 1 guests, reflect back on the season as co-hosts by sharing their thoughts before and after starting Redefining ABCD, and give a preview of what to expect in season 2. From Redefining ABCD to you, we hope you all have a great holiday season and New Year! Stay safe!
Larger than Us: How can we be more transparent about Mental Health in our community?
In this episode of Larger Than Us, Vaidehi joins us to talk about the importance of being open and honest about mental health and how the South Asian community tries to suppress the conversation about mental health, deeming it a topic of taboo. The goal of this episode is to discuss how we can start having open conversations about mental health with both family and friends by opening up ourselves, through this episode, about our experiences so that we can show people that we aren’t alone in this discussion. We hope this episode helps spark conversations within your own circles.
Brown Art Network: Meet Tricha!
In this episode of Brown Art Network, Sneha and Keerthi interview Tricha Kumar, a dancer/choreographer and filmmaker to hear all about her experiences, career-shift, goals, and advice for aspiring South Asian creatives. She has been a part of India’s Bollywood Industry since 2017 and has worked on many international shows in Mumbai. As a filmmaker, she has various works under her repertoire in Bollywood music videos, commercials, and shows. Her most recent project includes an independent short film called "Addiction".
"Addiction" is a 100% South Asian, a women-led experimental short film shot in Mumbai, India. It tells the story of an impressionable workaholic who unplugs from his mundane routine after a transformative night out. This film is entirely dialogue-free, and in its place is an original composition of music to tell the story. "Addiction" is currently in post-production between five countries, and they are raising funds for music production, video editing, and film festivals. They invite you to join them on their journey. Your donation supports both parity (women) and representation (South Asians) in media. Donors will get their name on a special credits page, and highest-tier donors can earn an Associate Producer credit. Contact them on Instagram at @addictionindie or visit trichakumar.com/film to learn more!
Larger Than Us: How can we be better allies to the Black Community?
In this episode of Larger Than Us, we will have Asia Porter come and talk about her perspective as a black individual and learn more about the black community so that we can better understand how we can support one another. To listen to Asia's podcast The Narrative, click here: https://linktr.ee/thenarrative.podcast