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The Bánh Mì Chronicles

93 EpisodesProduced by Randy KimWebsite

The word “ Bánh Mì “ means “bread” in Vietnamese. Bánh Mì sandwiches are a long-time Vietnamese staple that’s been influenced since the French colonization. It was the first Vietnamese food I grew to like as a Southeast Asian kid growing up in a White middle class neighborhood outside of Chicago. Th… read more

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Destination: Queer Asian w/ Maya Reddy

(S3, EP 10) Maya Reddy, founder of Queer Asian Social Club (QASC), joins me for this episode as part of the Season 3 theme, "Where Do We Stand?"  Maya. a queer South Asian professional golfer, founded QASC to promote intersectional LGBTQ+ Asian identities and experiences.  It is a social media space, podcast, and merchandise line celebrating Asian queer / trans identities.  She shares her experience creating QASC with her team, and more recently, using their platform to call attention to anti-Asian racism in the wake of Covid-19, and building solidarity to fight against colorism and anti-Black racism.  She is currently in law school, and been focusing her attention on LGBTQ issues in athletics.  Check this episode out for more!


Special thanks to my sponsor, Lawrence and Argyle, a Viet-American owned merchandise line representing immigrant empowerment. Get yourself a pin, hoodie or t-shirt and show off your immigrant pride. Visit them at or on Instagram @lawrenceandargyle or on their Facebook page



Maya Reddy is a queer South Asian former professional golfer, LGBTQ+ athlete activist, Athlete Ally ambassador, founder of the Queer Asian Social Club, and a Toll Public Interest Scholar in the University of Pennsylvania Law School class of 2022. She was a three-time NCAA All-American and gained status on the Symetra Tour before having to take a step back from the sport due to its exclusive culture and the many harmful experiences she endured, as a result of that culture. Maya focused her pain in fighting for and becoming an advocate for LGBTQ-inclusive policies in sports and decided to pursue a law degree to strengthen her work in inclusive policy formation, advocacy, and litigation defending trans and queer athletes.

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