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Dear Gorgeous Podcast

34 EpisodesProduced by DEAR GORGEOUSWebsite

Guåhan based podcast founded by Micronesian and Asian women featuring other Asian and Pacific Islander women who share their stories in a series of letters.

34 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Episode 34: Chloe Babauta

June 28th, 2020


Part 2 of our 3 part Maga'Håga Rising series! Our next #gorgeousguest is Chloe Babauta – writer, editor, and co-founder of Maga'håga Rising.   We were inspired by Chloe’s Youtube video “Let’s talk about Chamoru …

Episode 33: Dear Gorgeous + Maga'håga Rising

May 24th, 2020


Get ready for some #islandgirlmagic!  

 In this episode, we got the chance to sit with the beautiful ladies of Maga'håga Rising – Chloe Babauta and …

Episode 32: G & Mom Sesh

May 10th, 2020


Happy Mother’s Day to all of you gorgeous mamas! On this episode, Gilayna sits with her mom, Aayna, for some heart to heart.  Listen in as they talk about their unique relationship and explore topics including growth, …

Episode 31: Roxanne Roncal from Better In Doses

April 27th, 2020


We chatted with the founder of Better in Doses, Roxanne Roncal and explored all things that make her platform “psychedelically delicious.”

While the mass may believe the topic to be taboo, we agree that psychedelic …

Episode 30: G&A Sesh "Quarantine Check-in"

April 7th, 2020


They're back!   The girls check-in with one another for the first time (officially) since the first few positive cases of corona virus were confirmed on Guåhan. As new changes are on the horizon with new systems to …

Episode 29: Siobhon McManus

March 8th, 2020


Our next gorgeous guest is Siobhon McManus: teacher, writer, activist and so much more.  Siobhon opens up about the journey that led her to her role …

Episode 28: G & A Sesh "Are You Doing What You Love?"

March 1st, 2020


After several attempts at recording a G&A session, Gilayna and Akina finally sat down in the comfort of G’s blue fiat and circled back to this important question – do we love what we do or is what we're doing …

Episode 27: Livia Marati + Ina Wellness Collective

February 16th, 2020


We are excited to have Livia Marati as our first #Season2 gorgeous guest! Livia is a Certified Holistic Health and Wellness Coach (expected March …

Episode 26: G & A Sesh "Media Literacy"

February 9th, 2020


We’re back!   Kicking off season 2 with a G&A session on #medialiteracy! During our break, we had the chance to reflect on our awesome run last season and wanted to bring on journalist and a dear friend of ours, …

Episode 25: G & A Sesh "Wrapping Up Season One"

November 17th, 2019


The last episode of Season 1 is officially here!

Dear Gorgeous officially launched seven months ago, and in this last G&A session the girls reflect on the journey thus far. They also answer questions sent in by …

Episode 24: "We Grow Into The Stories We Tell Ourselves" with Gillian Goh

November 3rd, 2019


Our last gorgeous guest for #seasonone is Gillian Goh. Gilly moved from her home country of Singapore to Bali in 2018 and is one of the founding team …

Episode 23: G & A Sesh "We Are Where Our Feet Stand"

October 27th, 2019


In this week’s G&A sesh, Gilayna and Akina unpack different phases in their lives.  After 10 years, Akina returns to her alma mater to discover …

Episode 22: The Stories We're Given Are Gifts With Victoria-Lola Leon Guerrero

October 20th, 2019


Our next gorgeous guest is Victoria-Lola Leon Guerrero. Lola is the managing editor of the University of Guam Press, an activist for CHamoru …

Episode 21: G & A Sesh "What Again About My Body?"

October 6th, 2019


It's scary talking about what exactly one feels about their body.  The girls talk about emotional eating, side comments about their weight, loving their scars and where their opinions of their bodies actually come from …

Episode 20: Nedine Songeni On Better Representation And Why We Should Build Better Mirrors For Our People

September 29th, 2019


Since high school, Nedine Songeni, a proud Chuukese woman living on Guåhan and a mother of two, has noticed a great divide within Pacific Islander …

Episode 19: G & A Sesh "Spot The Difference; Envy VS Jealousy"

September 22nd, 2019


In this week’s G&A sesh, Gilayna and Akina discuss the differences between feeling envious versus feeling jealous. They talk about how both emotions have made an appearance in and affected their personal lives and …

Episode 18: Living And Loving Intuitively With Tamar Celis

September 15th, 2019


After airing out their dating grievances in their last episode about “Serial Monogamy," Gilayna and Akina sit down with their friend Tamar Celis who recently got married at the ripe age of 24. The girls in turn explore …

Episode 17: G & A Sesh "Serial Monogamy"

August 25th, 2019


What does it mean to be a serial monogamist?  Well, it’s about to get personal up in here.  In this week’s G&A session, Gilayna recalls her vet history with serial monogamy and the girls rehash their dating lives. …

Episode 16: Why It's Important To Keep It Movin' With Beaudy Camacho

August 18th, 2019


Miss Beaudy Camacho has had many challenges come her way but she’s never let them stop her. From starting her own business, to getting an education, to winning awards and community outreach, this single mother of two …

Episode 15: G & A Sesh "We're Friends, But Like, We're Also Business Partners"

August 11th, 2019


Gilayna and Akina conducted a mid-season check-in by bringing in 7 surprise questions to ask each other.  This gave them a chance to reflect on why their partnership has worked, what they need to work on, and share what …

Episode 14: Scaling Back Until You Figure It Out With Manami Iijima Martin

August 4th, 2019


We got the chance to chat with Manami iijima Martin – professional triathlete, finance whiz, and a prime example of what it means to be a gorgeous resilient woman. In this episode, Manami talks about how she made the …

Episode 13: G & A Sesh "What Does It Mean To Be Liberated?"

July 21st, 2019


How does one unpack their lineage and liberate their minds?

In this week’s G&A session, Gilayna and Akina explore what happened on this …

Episode 12: Valerie Bichard Talks Ancestral Relations & Guidance

July 14th, 2019


The Fijian journalist and filmmaker by trade migrated to Australia as a child after the abolishment of the “White Australian Policy” in the ’60s. …

Episode 11: G & A Sesh "Dealing With The Negatives"

July 7th, 2019


Gilayna and Akina talk about dealing with negative tendencies and energies including their own.

Episode 10: We Write "Happy Endings", That Is Our Battle Cry With Brigitte Bautista

June 30th, 2019


In celebration of PRIDE MONTH our next Gorgeous guest is LGBTQ author from the Philippines, Brigitte Bautista!Brigitte is the author of “Don’t Tell My Mother,” “You, Me, U.S.” and one of the featured authors in the …

Episode 9: G & A Sesh "Our Beliefs Be Limitin' Us"

June 23rd, 2019


Limiting beliefs tend to hold us back in our lives and its about time to say sayonara to them! We get it, it’s easier said than done.⠀⠀Gilayna & …

Episode 8: Don't Exhaust Yourself Being Something You're Not With Catherine Payne

June 16th, 2019


In this episode, Catherine Payne, A woman who has reached Everest heights in the academic world, expresses the equally important need to have emotional and social intelligence.  She also discusses how she has overcome …

Episode 7: G & A Sesh "Travel Stories & Unknown Places"

June 9th, 2019


In this week's G&A Sesh, Gilayna and Akina swap travel stories and tales of the unknown. Learn about how Gilayna used Google Translate to order laxatives in Vietnam and what made Akina ball into a corner and cry in …

Episode 6: Not Allowing Life To Stop At Your Fears With Shanice Poe

June 2nd, 2019


We sat down with the on-air host, Shanice Poe, as she talked about how singing "Zombie" by The Cranberries in front of a bar full of strangers kicked …

Episode 5: G & A Sesh "Living Abundantly And Whatever The Heck That Means"

May 26th, 2019


What does it mean to feel abundant? It's more than just money - it's also about time, energy and mindset.  Gilayna and Akina discuss their own definitions of abundance, explore the Law of Attraction and share tips that …

Episode 4: Feeling "Lost" & Embracing It With Synthia Ung

May 19th, 2019


Our next gorgeous guest is Synthia Ung! Synthia gets real about her experience moving to Vietnam for a year, what it means to own your vulnerability, …

Episode 3: G & A Sesh "We Got It From Our Mamas"

May 12th, 2019


Inspired by Mother's Day, Gilayna and Akina chat about putting themselves in their mother's shoes, "mothering themselves" and fig newtons.

Episode 2: Kat Barnett Talks Welcoming Transformation

May 4th, 2019


Kat is a CHamoru Caucasian woman raised on Guåhan, yoga instructor, mother, mentor, and an advocate for all things good for the body and soul. In …

Episode 1: An Introduction

April 27th, 2019


Gilayna and Akina discuss the origin of Dear Gorgeous, what motivated them to start it and what you can expect .

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