Two 30something New Yorkers (Diane, a professional chef, and Jason, a magazine editor) talk family, dating, friendship, money, work — among many, many other things — from their Asian American perspectives. Only half serious.
Why Do I Have Such Imposter Syndrome?
Is there some link between the imposter syndrome that we feel at work (in life) and our race? No! Yes? Maybe?
We Watched — and Didn't Love — Crazy Rich Asians
After all the build-up and all the hoopla, we finally watched Crazy Rich Asians — there was a lot we liked, and some we didn't.
Why Am I Obligated to Support Crazy Rich Asians?
Crazy Rich Asians the movie is out in August — Jason has read (and enjoyed) the books. Diane hasn't. But both of us have reservations about having to support this "landmark" all-Asian cast with open arms. Do beggars have to be choosers?
Asian Americans, Hip Hop Culture, and Real Allyship
Growing up in an Asian American enclave, Diane was enamored of hip hop and black culture — even without knowing a single black person. We talk about reconciling affinity for a culture you're not a part of, how to enact what you support in theory, and how the journey continues for both of us.
Yellow Face is a podcast that makes you want to know more! The two talk about real issues that affect many Asian Americans today. My favorite episode was the one about dating white men. I think this podcast is very raw and that’s part of what is appealing about it; they aren’t afraid to say what IS. Hope to see more episodes soon!
I enjoy the rapport and honest opinions and thoughts about the topics. They speak of things that I agree with or open my mind to new ideas, which I love!
Smart and funny discussion of issues not given enough attention.
Jason and Diane have a great rapport and it's fun to hear them talk about their experiences as Asian-Americans navigating family, dating, and NYC.