12 episodes

Welcome to Yellow Glitter! Mindfulness through the eyes & soul of a gay Asian. Every episode, I share with you what’s on my mind, things I'm be struggling with and how I'm working through it to help you live a more mindful, fabulous life!

Yellow Glitter Steven Wakabayashi

    • Mental Health

Welcome to Yellow Glitter! Mindfulness through the eyes & soul of a gay Asian. Every episode, I share with you what’s on my mind, things I'm be struggling with and how I'm working through it to help you live a more mindful, fabulous life!

    #12 On finding self-love and cultivating gaysian pride with Derek Tran

    #12 On finding self-love and cultivating gaysian pride with Derek Tran

    This episode, we sit down with Derek Tran, a gay second-generation Vietnamese-American entrepreneur in LA and talk about growing up in LA, being a part of the gaysian LA scene, navigating social media and dating apps, and finding self-love through his spiritual and body transformation.

    • 1 hr
    #11 My experience with death and lessons of impermanence

    #11 My experience with death and lessons of impermanence

    Right now, we are in quite a precarious time. From the recent death of Kobe Bryant to hundreds of people dying from the Coronavirus all around the world, death is becoming more present than ever. For me, it’s been a frequent visitor and teacher. I share some advice on what I learned from life, death, and lessons of impermanence.

    • 24 min
    #10 My 2019 in review and creating habits and New Year’s resolutions that stick

    #10 My 2019 in review and creating habits and New Year’s resolutions that stick

    I’m back for 2020! I share with you my highs of 2019, favorite books I’ve read, lessons from my lows, and advice on how to create habits and New Year’s resolutions that stick. I share a bit about how to practice self-love, compassion and how to address our egos.

    • 29 min
    #9 Forgiving our parents and caregivers

    #9 Forgiving our parents and caregivers

    Happy Thanksgiving! Though this day has quite questionable roots, many of us are spending time with those we love. For many Asians, this might mean returning home to our conservative Asian families. In this episode, I share with you something that is near and dear to my heart - forgiving our parents and caregivers.

    • 10 min
    #8: Lessons from writing about the cultural insensitivities of Queer Eye Japan

    #8: Lessons from writing about the cultural insensitivities of Queer Eye Japan

    This past week, I published an article addressing the cultural insensitivities of Queer Eye Japan. Lots of learnings and also four key lessons to share with you.

    • 12 min
    #7: Defying filial piety and Asian parental
 expectations in career and in life

    #7: Defying filial piety and Asian parental
 expectations in career and in life

    In this episode, we talk about defying filial piety and our parent’s Asian expectations as we make decisions in career and in life. I share my story of not becoming a doctor, filial piety, Asian guilt, why not following our heart has dire consequences, and tips on how to manage parental expectations.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

Elusive Ellie ,

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I’m southeast Asian. I have gay fam members. I appreciate the perspectives here. I feel like a bad ally to my own fam cos we weren’t necessarily raised to be LGBT-competent.

Really well done podcast. I’m impressed with the information, skillful presentation, lots of heart in presenting, and overall GLITTER! Share with your friends.

Dnaijrbdksjdjrjddj ,

Love this!

I love that this is a positive mirror for gay Asian men. Mental health is such an important issue for everyone, especially minorities and LGBTQ peoples. Thank you for sharing your experiences and wisdoms. I would be nice if you had some guest speakers. Just a thought. Keep on sharing!

VMahdion ,

Insightful, Mindful, and ✨✨!

I’ve been following Steven’s journey throughout his global tour, and the insights shared through his emails during his stays in various destinations always hit home for me. Steven is so honest and open about his experiences, his voice is so calming, and he really represents a voice and demographic that absolutely needs to be heard. His tips about mindfulness are so helpful in my day-to-day life when I least expect it, and I am SO grateful he started this podcast! Can’t wait for even more episodes!

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