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Dive into the fabulous world of queer Asian creatives and change-makers on #YellowGlitterPodcast. Join us as we chat about our Queer & Asian identities and culture, social activism, mental health, love, creativity and more. Hosted by Steven Wakabayashi, founder of Stranger Creative and QTBIPOC Design. Follow us at @yellowglitterpd on socials and share your thoughts or guest recommendations at info@yellowglitterpodcast.com. Full episodes, transcripts, and show notes on our website at yellowglitterpodcast.com.

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Dive into the fabulous world of queer Asian creatives and change-makers on #YellowGlitterPodcast. Join us as we chat about our Queer & Asian identities and culture, social activism, mental health, love, creativity and more. Hosted by Steven Wakabayashi, founder of Stranger Creative and QTBIPOC Design. Follow us at @yellowglitterpd on socials and share your thoughts or guest recommendations at info@yellowglitterpodcast.com. Full episodes, transcripts, and show notes on our website at yellowglitterpodcast.com.

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Episodes
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#49 Mindfullness & Ripple Effects Towards Justice & Equity with Kim

5/1/2024
This episode, we're joined by an extra special guest, Kim Thai @kthai6 . She is a community organizer and founder of Joyful Liberation Collective. They are also a mindfulness teacher, writer and an Emmy Award-winning storyteller! Tune in to dive deep into topics of identity, healing, and liberation within oppressive systems. In this episode, we chat about: You can find our guest at: @kimthaiwww.thekimthai.com You can follow me at: @stevenwakabayashi@stevenwakabayashimindfulmoments.substack.comyellowglitterpodcast.com

Duration:00:55:31

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#48 Nuanced Activism & Standing for Something with Johnathan

4/16/2024
In this episode, we're joined by Johnathan @jonahsahn , a pioneering content creator who began his journey in 2008. His unique perspective as a Black American and Filipino has made him a powerful voice at the intersection of Black and Asian identity. In 2020, he founded the Black and Asian Alliance Network, promoting solidarity between these communities during a time of heightened tension. Check out his podcast series, The Boys Are Black In Town @jonahsahn on YouTube. In this episode, we chat about: You can find our guest at: @jonahsahn@jonahsahn You can follow me at: @stevenwakabayashi@stevenwakabayashimindfulmoments.substack.comyellowglitterpodcast.com

Duration:01:28:53

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#47 Building Queer Asian Spaces & Community with Tai

4/7/2024
In this episode, we're joined by Tai, who is a freelance creative director. His hunger for building community ultimately led to the creation of Naarak in August of 2022, and he is now an event organizer in the gay API NYC nightlife scene. In this episode, we chat about: You can find our guest at: naaraknyc.com@nakalakalaka You can follow me at: @stevenwakabayashi@stevenwakabayashimindfulmoments.substack.comyellowglitterpodcast.com

Duration:01:03:59

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#46 Social Media and the Future of Queer Visibility with Mike Curato

12/29/2023
This episode, we're joined by Mike Curato, a gay first generation half Filipino-Irish American author and illustrator of books. He has created many picture books for young children, including his debut queer young adult graphic novel, Flamer, and upcoming books centering diverse creators and audiences. In this episode, we chat about: You can find our guest at: mikecurato.com@mike_curato You can follow me at: @stevenwakabayashi@stevenwakabayashimindfulmoments.substack.comyellowglitterpodcast.com

Duration:00:54:43

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#45 Uplifting Our Chinatowns and API Creatives with Harry Trinh

12/4/2023
In this episode, we're joined by Harry Trinh, a queer Asian American art director and experiential designer based in NYC, and the Head of Creative of Welcome to Chinatown. In this episode, we chat about: You can find our guest at: https://experienceharry.com/https://www.instagram.com/harry_trinh/https://welcometochinatown.com/https://www.instagram.com/welcome.to.chinatown You can follow me at: @stevenwakabayashi@stevenwakabayashimindfulmoments.substack.comyellowglitterpodcast.com

Duration:01:11:48

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#44 Building the Equitable Future of Work and Entrepreneurship with Susan Liao

11/20/2023
In this episode, we're joined by Susan Liao, a product leader and champion of liberatory leadership working at the intersection of digital innovation, social entrepreneurship and non-profit impact strategy. In this episode, we chat about: You can find Susan at: linkedin.com/in/susanliaostartupsforall.orgleaderslikeus.us Susan's first startup experience: Print All Over Me with NEW INC's Year 2 cohort About Ecocycles and strategy knotworking Improving cross-disciplinary collaboration with strategy knotworking and ecocycle planning, by Nancy White Emergent Strategy https://adriennemareebrown.net/book/emergent-strategy/ Petra Vega (She/Her/Ella), Liberatory Leadership Coach, Facilitator, Radical Social Worker and Emergent Strategist https://createmorepossibilities.com/about-me/ Ruha Benjamin https://www.ruhabenjamin.com/ Respect The Small https://www.instagram.com/p/Ct2gyOcP694/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== You can follow me at: @stevenwakabayashi@stevenwakabayashimindfulmoments.substack.comyellowglitterpodcast.com

Duration:00:59:09

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#43 The Value of Identity and Self-Expression with Haruka Aoki

10/4/2023
In this episode, we're joined by Haruka Aoki, a queer Japanese artist and poet-illustrator, who takes us on a journey of self-discovery and artistic expression. In this episode, we chat about: You can find Haruka at: https://harukaaoki.com@thecosmicharuka You can follow me at: @stevenwakabayashi@stevenwakabayashimindfulmoments.substack.com

Duration:01:00:23

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#42 Collective Change and Community-Centered Design with Lee-Sean Huang

8/14/2023
This episode, we’re joined by an extra special guest, Lee-Sean Huang (he/they), a queer first-generation Taiwanese, Cantonese American designer and educator based in New York City and Providence. Lee-Sean Huang is the director of Design Content and learning at AIGA and a co-founder, creative director of Foossa, and teaches design and innovation at Parsons and SVA. This episode, we talk about: You can find more information about our guest: https://foossa.com/leesean-huang Learn more about Yellow Glitter: @stevenwakabayashimindfulmoments.substack.comyellowglitterpodcast.com

Duration:01:01:57

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#41 Embracing Imagination and Manifesting Reality with ONCH

7/17/2023
In this episode, we’re joined by an extra special guest, ONCH, a multi-talented artist and jewelry designer based in Los Angeles. We chat about: Learn more about ONCH: onch.us@onch You can follow me at: yellowglitterpodcast.com@stevenwakabayashi@stevenwakabayashimindfulmoments.substack.com

Duration:00:57:13

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#40 Allyship, Accountability, & Performative Activism with Johnathan Gibbs

6/19/2023
This episode, we're joined by our lovely returning guest, Jonathan Gibbs, creator of the Black and Asian Alliance Network, a proud, gay, Black and Filipino American filmmaker, storyteller, podcaster, and gamer based in Brooklyn, NY. In this episode, we chat about: You can find Johnathan Gibbs at: @jonahsahn@jonahsahn@blasianFMA You can follow me at: yellowglitterpodcast.com@stevenwakabayashi@stevenwakabayashimindfulmoments.substack.com

Duration:01:10:25

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#39 Inclusive Healthcare & Showing Up for Our Communities with Dr. Jonathan Tolentino

5/31/2023
In this episode, we’re joined by an extra special guest, Dr. Jonathan Tolentino, Program Director of the Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency program at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at University of Miami. We chat about intersectional healthcare and the importance of understanding our history, legislation, and evolving healthcare to show up for our historically marginalized communities & youth. We chat about: You can more of JT at: @jonjon980206 You can follow me at: yellowglitterpodcast.com@stevenwakabayashi@stevenwakabayashimindfulmoments.substack.com

Duration:00:49:52

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#38 The Transformative Power of Community & Joy with Kim Thai

4/24/2023
In this episode, we’re joined by a returning friend, Kim Thai, a queer Vietnamese writer, Emmy-award winning producer, social justice advocate, and mindfulness teacher based in New York. We chat about community building, cultivating joy, and her latest work with Ganeshspace, a mindfulness organization that creates healing spaces for historically excluded communities and social justice education for all. In this episode we talk about: You can more of Kim at: @kthai6@Ganeshspace You can follow me at: yellowglitterpodcast.com@stevenwakabayashi@stevenwakabayashimindfulmoments.substack.com

Duration:00:50:11

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#37 Finding belonging at the intersection of art & activism with Haruka Aoki

12/13/2022
This episode we're joined by an extra special guest, Haruka Aoki. Haruka (she/they) is a queer Japanese artist, author and illustrator of children’s books based in Queens, New York City. Their narrative artwork, which has appeared in New York Times and the Washington Post, aims to inspire individuals with both wit and sincerity as their hand drawn characters engaged with the world around them growing up. In this episode we talk about: fittinginbook.com You can find Haruka at: https://harukaaoki.com/@thecosmicharuka You can follow me at: https://yellowglitterpodcast.com@stevenwakabayashi@stevenwakabayashimindfulmoments.substack.com

Duration:01:18:28

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#36 Fire Island and the gay white gaze with Johnathan Gibbs

7/14/2022
In this episode, we are joined by a special returning guest, Johnathan Gibbs, to talk about the latest gay movie Fire Island, and also reflect on the harmful impact of the gay white gaze on our queer Asian communities. In this episode we talk about: References: BaBEC Fire IslandGaGaOOLaLa You can find Johnathan Gibbs at: @jonahsahn@jonahsahn@blasianFMA You can follow me at: @stevenwakabayashi@wakuu@stevenwakabayashimindfulmoments.substack.com

Duration:00:56:10

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#35 Journey into the world of design and creating inclusive toys with Linda Jiang

6/7/2022
Excited to be joined by Linda Jiang, a toy designer living in Los Angeles, California. In this episode, we delve into the world of the doll industry and the representation of gender-inclusive doll design. Linda Jiang (she/they) is a toy designer living in Los Angeles, California; unceded Tongva land. Linda’s work centers around designing inclusive toys to create social change through play. They designed the recent Barbie Inspiring Women doll, specifically the doll for Ida B Wells, and led the design for Creatable World, a gender-inclusive fashion doll line. When they're not designing, Linda enjoys building community with her friends, reading mystery novels, and learning fashion history through vintage clothing. In this episode we talk about: You can find Linda at: little-linda.com@little.linda You can follow me at: @stevenwakabayashi@stevenwakabayashimindfulmoments.substack.com

Duration:00:59:09

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#34 Chasing perfection: body image, PEDs, and social media with Dr. JT (Jonathan Tolentino)

2/1/2022
We’re joined by Dr. JT (Jonathan Tolentino) once again to talk about our society’s obsession with the perfect physique. We chat about body and muscle dysmorphia, PEDs, the impact of social media, and how this ultimately impacts both our queer and Asian communities. Dr. JT is the Program Director of the Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency program at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at University of Miami. In this episode we talk about: You can find JT at: @jonjon9980206 You can follow me at: @stevenwakabayashi@stevenwakabayashimindfulmoments.substack.com

Duration:01:10:45

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#33 State of COVID & healing our queer Asian identities with Dr. JT (Jonathan Tolentino)

11/7/2021
We have another beautiful episode chatting about COVID, our mental health, and our future. We're joined by an extra special guest Dr. JT, Jonathan Tolentino, who is the Program Director of the Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency program at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at University of Miami. In this episode we talk about: You can find JT at: @jonjon980206 You can follow me at: @stevenwakabayashi@stevenwakabayashimindfulmoments.substack.com

Duration:01:09:50

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#32 Rainbow-washing and performative allyship of pride

6/24/2021
This week, we're joined by our favorite Derek Tran once again to chat about the state of COVID, rainbow-washing, performative allyship, and showing up authentically. In this episode we talk about: References Goods Unite UsQueer Liberation March You can find Derek at: @findyourfearless You can follow me at: @stevenwakabayashi@stevenwakabayashimindfulmoments.substack.com

Duration:00:46:37

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#31 Activism & Asian culture: showing up & calling in our community with Derek Tran

6/14/2021
Another wonderful episode with our lovely guest Derek Tran, to talk about issues surrounding activism, current-day events, and the Asian culture. In this episode we talk about: You can find Derek at: @findyourfearless You can follow me at: @stevenwakabayashi@stevenwakabayashimindfulmoments.substack.com

Duration:00:41:02

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#30 Stop Asian Hate and addressing rise in anti-Asian hate crimes with Derek Tran

4/9/2021
Derek Tran and I chat about the rising anti-Asian hate crimes and what we can do to keep ourselves safe and sane during this time. In this episode we talk about: COVID and where we are at with vaccinationsIssues with performative social media activistsHow allies can show up - with more actionable stepsThe intersection of mindfulness and activismStruggling to find our voice as Asian-AmericansStanding up within our romantic relationships to microaggressions Why addressing cultural issues in Asia, by denigrating Asian-Americans don’t workOur social media feeds full of trauma pornWhy we both still hate Chick-fil-AHow can keep ourselves safe from hate crimes and attacks You can find Derek at: Instagram:@findyourfearless You can follow me at: Instagram:@stevenwakabayashiYouTube:@stevenwakabayashi Weekly Newsletter: mindfulmoments.substack.com

Duration:00:55:40