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The Bánh Mì Chronicles

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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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Nursing Myself to Strength w/ Vi Son Trinh

(S6, EP 8) Vĩ Sơn Trinh joins me for this week's episode as part of Season 6's "Unfinished Business".  Vĩ Sơn is a 1.5 generation Vietnamese-American photographer, storyteller, and nurse.  We spoke back in June about his experience being a nurse during Covid and the daily realities that he and his colleagues faced during the pandemic.  We talked about what led him into nursing after his partner passed away.  He shared with us his own upbringing and his connection to his Vietnamese culture through his work.  Check out for more on this episode! 


Bio: Vĩ Sơn Trinh is a Vietnamese-American visual storyteller. Born in a refugee camp in Galang, Indonesia, and now based in the Bay Area of California, Vĩ Sơn explores personal narratives of fellow refugee and immigrant community members. Vĩ Sơn has worked on two projects, “Stories We Carry” a photo installation that empowers individuals from immigrant and refugee experiences, and “Silk Rise” a photo series that explores the intersectionality of Vietnamese tradition and contemporary through ao dai. He has photographed for publications and organizations such as Banana Magazine, SF Chronicle, Hyphen Magazine, Asian American Donor Program, and VSCO. While not out in the field capturing stories, he currently works as a registered nurse in Bay Area, CA. His IG bio is @visontrinh.


This episode & Season 6 is sponsored by Red Scarf Revolution (RSR). RSR is a merchandise line that honors and celebrates the Cambodian diaspora identity and experience.  Feel free to check out their merchandise line and get yourself a t-shirt, hat, or other gifts.  Be sure to visit or their IG at red_scarf_revolution to learn more about their work(s).

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