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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!

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!

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United States

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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!

Language:

English


Episodes

#25 Moving mountains and the importance of visibility with Rain Valdez

9/18/2020
In this episode, we are joined by Rain Valdez to talk about her journey from the Philippines and Guam to the Emmy-nominated actress and producer she is today. We talk about her Emmy-nominated show, Razor Tongue, as well as her recent work on Disclosure highlighting the impact Hollywood has had on the trans community. We have a beautiful conversation with Rain about trans talent and the importance of visibility and stories in media. Rain Valdez is an Emmy nominated actress most notably known...

Duration:00:57:24

#24 Discovering our voice & living our unapologetic truth with Amazin Lêthi

7/30/2020
In this episode, we are joined by Amazin LeThi, LGBTQ+ sports ambassador, former competitive bodybuilder, entertainment executive, and fitness author to chat about current events and her life journey. We talk about trans-racial issues, equity and representation in media, and body positivity, homelessness in our queer community, and so much more. Amazin LeThi (she/her) is an Athlete Ally and Stonewall sports ambassador, former competitive bodybuilder, entertainment executive and the first...

Duration:01:37:48

#23 Representation and equity in media with Ian Alexander & Vivien Ngô

6/15/2020
I am joined by none other than Ian Alexander (Buck Vu of The OA) and Vivien Ngô (Trinh Phan of Queen Sugar) to talk about what it’s like being gaysian in the entertainment industry, their humble beginnings as children of Asian immigrants, and their latest thriller, Daughter. They share some mindful advice on how to create a more equitable workspace for queer actors and having more diverse representation for cast and crew. IAN ALEXANDER Ian (he/him) is an actor best known for his role as...

Duration:01:34:05

#22 Activism, direct action, and expressing solidarity with Kalaya’an Mendoza

6/6/2020
In this powerful episode, I’m joined by Kalaya’an Mendoza, a nonviolent direct action trainer and disaster preparedness expert, to talk about the current climate and advice for those who headed out to protest in the streets. We chat about how we can show solidarity with Black folx and addressing racism within our Asian community. Kalaya’an Mendoza (he/him) is a nonviolent direct action trainer, Disaster Preparedness expert recognized by TIME Magazine and has spent the last twenty years of...

Duration:00:44:21

#21 Combating racism towards Asians amidst COVID-19 with Derek Tran

4/27/2020
With the novel coronavirus spreading all around the world, so has intolerant attitudes towards Asians. Hate crimes have increased to unsettling amounts and it seems to get worse with each passing day. I am joined in this conversation with our returning guest Derek Tran to unpack the racism towards Asians and offer some advice on how to navigate it. This episode, we talk about: The current climate of COVID-19 and racism Why is this racism different from many others? Addressing the op-ed...

Duration:00:42:32

#20 Managing Change During Turbulent Times with Ning Zhou and Marti G Cummings

4/9/2020
We are living in an unprecedented era with many of us confined in our own homes, facing uncertainty around COVID-19, and experiencing sudden changes in employment. Join us for a session as we have a chat on staying physically and mentally healthy amidst COVID-19, establishing mindfulness to stay present and peaceful, understanding trauma responses during difficult times, and managing sudden shifts in employment. This episode, we talk about: Establishing mindfulness to stay present and...

Duration:01:26:50

#19 Finding Opportunity During COVID-19 and Celebrating Trans Day of Visibility

4/2/2020
This episode, we talk about the continued struggles with COVID-19 here in NYC. But in light of this, there is also opportunity to connect with friends, family, our finances, emotions, feelings, and the planet. We also touch on some of the discriminatory laws that were recently passed against trans folks in Idaho. This episode, we talk about: The current state of COVID-19 in NYC Finding opportunity in our living situation right now, amidst everyone staying at home Taking time to deepen...

Duration:00:20:38

#18 Lessons from the Coronavirus on privilege, xenophobia, and mindfulness

3/27/2020
This episode, I talk about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. I share how our privilege and ignorance has led us where we are today, why we may be past the point of containment, why getting rid of wet markets is not the solution, addressing xenophobia, and advice on how to cope with emotions during this time. This episode, we’re going to chat about the coronavirus. I talk about: - The clear warnings that were left ignored by Asia and Italy. - How our American privilege has led us to where...

Duration:00:19:29

#17 Behind the comedy and queer Asian life, love, and spirituality with Margaret Cho

3/11/2020
This episode, we have none other than Margaret Cho, one of the leading queer Asian voices in comedy, media, and activism here in America. We sit down and talk about her life leading up to comedy, including what it was like growing up in a Korean household, exploring sexuality, dating as a queer Asian, finding spirituality, and practicing mindfulness. She has been a Five-time Grammy and Emmy-nominated comedian, and named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time,...

Duration:00:49:39

#16 Navigating media, dating apps, and finding love with ONCH

2/29/2020
For the month of February, we sit down with queer Asian Americans to learn more about how they navigate finding love here in America. This episode, we chat with ONCH, a nonbinary first-generation Taiwanese-American designer in LA about gaysian representation in media, racial fetishism, navigating finding love as a queer Asian, and the impact of social media and dating apps on today’s culture. ONCH is a non binary first generation Taiwanese American, the creative force behind the "ONCH"...

Duration:00:36:46

#15 On equity and challenging personal preferences with Johnathan Gibbs (aka blasianFMA)

2/26/2020
For the month of February, we sit down with queer Asian Americans to learn more about how they navigate finding love here in America. This episode, we chat with Johnathan Gibbs, aka blasianFMA about activism, biracial identities, model minority myths, our racial preferences, and so much more. Johnathan Gibbs, he/him/his also known as blasianFMA online, is a content creator, podcaster, activist, serial panelist, and bubble tea enthusiast. His work in activism began with his YouTube...

Duration:00:53:05

#14 Navigating asexual, panromantic, and polyamorous identities with Robin Mele

2/24/2020
For the month of February, we sit down with queer Asian Americans to learn more about how they navigate finding love here in America. This episode, we sit down with Robin Mele, a queer second-generation Taiwanese-American therapist in NYC and learn more about them navigating through their asexual, panromantic, and polyamorous identity. We talk about identities, stereotypes, dating apps, and so much more! Robin Mele (they/them/theirs) is a queer second-generation Taiwanese-American who...

Duration:00:39:32

#13 On growing up Indian and lessons in love with Rajiv Khanna

2/17/2020
For the month of February, we sit down with queer Asian Americans to learn more about how they navigate finding love here in America. This episode, we sit down with Rajiv Khanna, a gay second-generation Indian-American living in San Francisco. We talk about what it was like growing up as a gay Indian man, coming out, dating apps, combating prejudice and so much more. Rajiv Khanna (he/him/his) is a gay second-generation Indian-American living in San Francisco, CA. He is very involved in...

Duration:00:44:54

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

2/17/2020
For the month of February, we sit down with queer Asian Americans to learn more about how they navigate finding love here in America. 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. Derek Tran (he/him/his) is a gay, second-generation...

Duration:01:00:49

#11 My experience with death and lessons of impermanence

2/7/2020
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. This episode I talk about: My experience with death Advice on if you are getting over a death How we continue on after death How to be more present Buddhism...

Duration:00:24:08

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

1/17/2020
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. This episode I talk about: What were my highlights of 2019? What were my favorite books of 2019? What were my lows of 2019? Why do we use negative reinforcements to build habits? Why negative reinforcements don’t work. How...

Duration:00:29:47

#9 Forgiving our parents and caregivers

11/28/2019
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. This episode I talk about: My story of finding forgiveness for my conservative family What unconditional love truly means. Why forgiveness isn’t forgetting. An exercise on...

Duration:00:10:47

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

11/26/2019
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. In this episode, we cover: Feedback from the show Following Western advice all of my life as a queer Asian man Why Western ideologies don’t work for Asians Embracing the edits Doubting myself before publishing the article Why all of our intersections and identities matter Why it’s important to focus on the...

Duration:00:12:20

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

11/11/2019
Many of my Asian friends and I have experienced parenting in the form of helicopter parenting or Asian guilt to motivate us. After decades of conditioning, this becomes ingrained as a part of our psyche. And to be honest, for me, I’m still navigating and figuring out whenever I make a decision if I am being true to my heart center or doing it out of Asian guilt. “I have to do this to be a good Asian son”. In this episode, we cover: My story of how I defied being a doctor Being...

Duration:00:23:17

#6: Yellow fever and rice queens: fetish or just a preference?

10/29/2019
Yellow Fever!! Exoticism, objectification, and fetishizing of the yellow skin. I've dealt with this so much myself and wanted to share my perspective on this topic. It’s prevalent everywhere and every single Asian I’ve known has faced this in dating and especially interracial relationships. This episode, we cover: The background of the word fetish Origins of yellow fever Whether or not fetishism is a problem or not My experience dating rice queens Racial fetishism on dating...

Duration:00:17:49