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Dear Asian Girl

46 EpisodesProduced by Dear Asian YouthWebsite

Introducing the newest addition to Dear Asian Youth! Hosted by Genesis Magpayo, Naina Giri, Abi Lee, and Izzie Kim, Dear Asian Girl is a podcast focused on uplifting, highlighting, and supporting Asian girls everywhere. With the lack of representation amongst Asian girls in social media, it's import… read more

46 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Sitting Down with the Chapter Director

September 20th, 2021

30:58

Genesis sits down with Nikhitha Balijepalli, the Chapter Director of Dear Asian Youth, to sit down and talk about the Chapter program at Dear Asian …

Dear Asian Girl : Meet the New Voices of DAG

September 12th, 2021

54:05

Dear Asian Girl introduces our freshly onboarded hosts and researchers to the podcast! Alongside assistant director, Sunna, and podcast manager, Annette, meet the two new co-hosts, Izzie and Abigail, who will be joining …

Protect Our AAPI Community: The "Hidden Hijabi" Trope

August 23rd, 2021

1:05:18

Alina sits down with Pashmina, a rising freshman at NYU studying journalism, to talk all things relating to negative tropes in film regarding Muslims, specifically women practicing the Hijab. The two, passionate about …

Protect Our AAPI Community: Deep From Within: Internalized Sexism

August 11th, 2021

41:53

For the last episode of season 4, Alina and Gen discuss internalized sexism: where it derives from, how it's shown in our everyday lives and communities, and how internalized sexism manifests into our everyday world. …

Protect Our AAPI Community: History of Asian American Hate

July 25th, 2021

49:12

In this episode, Naina interviews Professor Melissa Borja about racism towards ESEA Americans throughout history due to the myths of "Yellow Peril" and the "Model Minority". They discuss immigration laws, the effects of …

Dear Asian Girl: Happy One Year Anniversary DAG!

July 12th, 2021

1:08:17

Our hosts have been with DAG for a whole year now, speaking on issues that pertain to Asian girls, but also sharing their stories of being Asian …

Protect Our AAPI Community: Educate Your Son

June 28th, 2021

1:23:11

*TW: sexual violence, assault, and domestic abuse*

In this episode of "Protect Our AAPI Community", Alina sits down with Kacey Lee, a social media …

Protect our AAPI community: Asians & the White Gaze

June 13th, 2021

1:06:29

In this episode, Naina and Gen are joined by their fellow Dear Asian Youth members, Marcella and Mya, to discuss Asians viewed through the perspective of the white gaze. They discuss topics such as Asian characters in …

Protect our AAPI Community: Dismantling the Binary

June 1st, 2021

55:08

In this episode, Naina interviews Jensen Reyes, a multi disciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. They identify as a second generation Filipinx …

Sitting Down With The Social Media Directors

May 17th, 2021

35:48

In this episode, the two Dear Asian Youth social media co-directors, Namrata and Mya, shine a more personal light on their responsibilities in DAY, their aspirations for the future, their day-to-day struggles with …

Herstory: Asians Girl, Make it 2021

May 9th, 2021

51:00

In this episode, we have our four co-hosts, Genesis, Alina, Melissa and Naina, all together in one episode reflecting on their past experiences in 2020/2021, and sharing their hopes for the future. They discuss looking …

Herstory: The Therapy Behind Art

May 3rd, 2021

1:08:39

In this episode, Genesis talks with Love Ablan. Love Ablan is a multidisciplinary artist that does photography, film, art, and is also a storyteller …

Herstory: Let's Talk Asian's Women Issues

April 26th, 2021

32:08

In this episode Alina and Gen talk with Emma Tang from @intersectional.abc about utilizing her platform to maintain an intersectional environment. They discuss everything from social media activism to anti-Asian-based …

Herstory: State of the Art Asian Creativity

April 18th, 2021

53:37

In this episode, Alina and Gen talk to Afshan from @lifesforliving, on what guided her to utilize social media to share her cultural identity. Afshan …

Herstory: Asian Women: Rewriting the Narrative

April 11th, 2021

46:36

In this episode, Naina and Melissa are joined by Graci Kim. Graci Kim is a Korean author coming out with her new book, ‘The Last Falling Star’. Together, they discuss Graci’s experiences growing up as Asian in New …

Herstory: The Asian Music Dial

April 4th, 2021

33:54

In this episode Gen and Christine Lam aka Faerie talk about her story getting into the music industry, the problem with the formulaic artist in these …

Herstory: Hidden Figures in STEM

March 29th, 2021

36:47

In this episode, Naina and Melissa talk with Magnolia Printz to discuss the disparities in the STEM field from the perspective of Asian women. They …

Dear Asian Girl: The POWER of Idolization

March 8th, 2021

49:49

In this episode, Melissa and Naina discuss with Helen Li, a member of grassroots podcast “Fresh Off the Vote”, about idolizing politicians. They …

Dear Asian Girl: The POWER of Elections

February 28th, 2021

38:12

In this episode, Melissa and Naina are joined by Ngan Le to talk about voter suppression in the Asian American community. They highlight the …

Dear Asian Girl: Sitting Down at the Directors' Table

February 22nd, 2021

57:25

This week's episode are the voices behind Dear Asian Youth as they talk about themselves, first impressions of each other, and dating stories. 

Dear Asian Girl: The POWER of Identity

February 21st, 2021

37:19

In this episode Julie from the Asian American Feminist Collective and Genesis sit down and talk about her knowledge on the political history of the …

Dear Asian Girl: The POWER of Ignorance

February 15th, 2021

40:43

Melissa and Naina talk to two fellow members of Dear Asian Youth : Roma Manaois and Maine Simbulan. They are both teenagers living in the …

Dear Asian Girl: The POWER of Equal Opportunity

February 7th, 2021

46:40

Alina and Genesis talk to Anu Thirunarayanan about how affirmative action started, the pros and cons of affirmative action, how it afffects the Asian community, and how it relates back to the Asian community’s …

Dear Asian Girl: The POWER of Accountability

February 1st, 2021

41:33

In this episode Alina and Gen talk to Akshadha Lagisetti from AYCE about her political experience in Georgia working for Elizabeth Warren and her …

Dear Asian Girl: Asian in Filmmaking

December 20th, 2020

32:39

In this episode, Alina talks about the film industry and the stereotypes perpetuated through media to show diversity through the camera, theater vs film, why the Oscars committee and other awards ceremonies need to be …

Dear Asian Girl: Adopting into the Asian Identity

December 6th, 2020

41:22

In today's episode Genesis is joined with Ami Nafzger. Ami is founder of GOAL in Korea, an organization in Korea to help adoptees. Genesis and Ami talk about her experience being an adoptee, the adoptee process in Korea …

Dear Asian Girl: Asians in Pageants

November 29th, 2020

47:41

Asians in the pageant industry may be hard to come by, but meet the holder of Miss Taiwan, Jasmine Ma. She is joined by Melissa and Naina as they …

Dear Asian Girl: Asian Women in Healthcare

November 22nd, 2020

46:11

In today's episode, Genesis interviews her mom, who is a physical therapist. Together, they address stereotypes surrounding Asian women in healthcare, especially Filipinos being nurses, and how the current pandemic is …

Dear Asian Girl: Meet the Podcast Co-Hosts!

November 15th, 2020

56:41

From toxic white boys to how the podcast got started, Melissa, Gen, Alina, and Naina answer your questions! Tune in as you get to learn more about …

Dear Asian Girl: The Activist Inside Asian Girls

November 8th, 2020

1:08:49

This episode, we have Sophia del Rosario, the founder of Zenerations, talk about what activism means to her as a 16 year old Asian girl. She is …

Stories My Asian Grandma Told Me: Ep 1

October 25th, 2020

51:45

Introducing our newest series of Dear Asian Girl: Stories My Asian Grandma Told Me. In this episode, Alina talks to Ryoko, and Naomi talk about the …

Dear Asian Girl: Periods, The Truth Around the World

October 18th, 2020

33:34

This episode, Melissa and Naina talk with guest Manavi Nag about the stigma around periods in the United States vs. India. Manavi is the 15 year old …

Dear Asian Girl: Asian Women in Politics

October 11th, 2020

35:23

In today's episode, Alina interviews Beenish Mannan, aka Alina's mom! Beenish worked in Pocatello, Idaho City Council for 1-2 years. Alina and her mom

Dear Asian Girl: 17.21 Million Miles of Asia

October 5th, 2020

49:51

 This episode, Naina and Melissa discuss some of the toxic culture within the Asian community as well as the dynamic between East Asians and Asians …

Dear Asian Girl: The Ideal Working Asian

September 27th, 2020

43:24

In today's episode, Alina and Gen tackle being Asian, especially Asian women, in the STEM and business fields. They talk about the term “Bamboo Ceiling", why Asians aren’t in the top leadership positions in their …

Dear Asian Girl: Asian Girl in Red

September 20th, 2020

1:02:17

 In this episode, Melissa and Naina talk about being bisexual as well as being part of the Asian community. Naina is also joined by Zoe to interview Andrea Razali about her experience as a transgender woman in Singapore.

Dear Asian Girl: All Bottled Up

September 13th, 2020

1:03:04

In this episode Alina and Genesis talk about mental health in the Asian community. Genesis is also joined by Ananya from the Bottle Project where …

Dear Asian Girl: Fairest of Them All

September 6th, 2020

28:29

This episode, Naina and Melissa talk about beauty standards in Asia. Listen to them discuss the roots and origin of Asian perceptions of beauty, …

Dear Asian Girl: Am I Really Asian?

August 30th, 2020

43:43

With the struggles of fitting into two different cultures, expressing your struggles to your parents, and trying to find your identity, living as a …

Dear Asian Girl: Dear Schools, Corona Still Exists w/ Sophia Beasley

August 23rd, 2020

46:19

Meet our new cohosts, Melissa and Zoe! Melissa and Naina discuss their own experiences with the reopening of schools in California and Ohio, the …

Dear Asian Girl: Don't Fetishize Me w/Joyce Giboom Park

August 16th, 2020

50:02

In this week's episode, Alina, Gen, Naina talk about their own experiences with Asian fetishization, how it correlates to the model minority myth and lack of Asian representation, and more. They are joined by Joyce …

Dear Asian Girl: Am I Good Enough? w/Stephanie Hu

August 9th, 2020

56:30

Join Naina, Alina and Genesis as they talk to the founder of Dear Asian Youth, Stephanie about the imposter syndrome in the work setting, school …

Dear Asian Girl: College Pressures, Advice, and more w/urcollegesis

August 2nd, 2020

43:00

The college admissions is a scary process filled with stress, deadlines, competition, and internalized expectations. This is especially stressful for …

Dear Asian Girl: Really, No Asians in the Media? w/ Judy from Diversify Your Narrative

July 26th, 2020

55:53

In this episode, Genesis, Alina, and new co-host Naina talk about the lack of Asian representation in the media — especially in iconic childhood shows like Jessie, Hannah Montana, and more. They are joined by Judy, the …

Dear Asian Girl: The Appropriation of Foodways w/ Olivia Stark

July 19th, 2020

45:00

From the weird looks in the cafeteria because of your Asian food to the "trendy" new matcha drink, Alina and Genesis talk about it all! But why is …

Dear Asian Girl: The Model Minority Myth, who is she?

July 12th, 2020

32:03

Introducing the newest addition to Dear Asian Youth! Dear Asian Girl is a podcast focused on uplifting, highlighting, and supporting Asian girls everywhere. Join us for our very first episode as Alina and Genesis …

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