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Join host Sara Porritt for inspired conversations with fearless Asian women about how ideas and passions can ignite transformative journeys. The Hear Us Roar podcast speaks candidly about the pressures and privileges of growing up Asian in the United States, and implores us to embrace, as well as transcend our cultural conditioning and context. We all have the power to choose how we want to define personal happiness and success. Let’s celebrates that paradigm shift as something larger than a single woman or story – even if ultimately, she is the catalyst.

Join host Sara Porritt for inspired conversations with fearless Asian women about how ideas and passions can ignite transformative journeys. The Hear Us Roar podcast speaks candidly about the pressures and privileges of growing up Asian in the United States, and implores us to embrace, as well as transcend our cultural conditioning and context. We all have the power to choose how we want to define personal happiness and success. Let’s celebrates that paradigm shift as something larger than a single woman or story – even if ultimately, she is the catalyst.
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Join host Sara Porritt for inspired conversations with fearless Asian women about how ideas and passions can ignite transformative journeys. The Hear Us Roar podcast speaks candidly about the pressures and privileges of growing up Asian in the United States, and implores us to embrace, as well as transcend our cultural conditioning and context. We all have the power to choose how we want to define personal happiness and success. Let’s celebrates that paradigm shift as something larger than a single woman or story – even if ultimately, she is the catalyst.

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@hurpodcast

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English


Episodes

07: Kimmy Yam // The Breadth of Our Stories

11/26/2019
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Kimmy Yam is the Co-Founder of HuffPost Asian Voices and a champion for issues that disproportionately affect the Asian-American community. Growing up in Upstate New York as a member of a Chinese restaurant family, Kimmy understood the irony of being called a model minority. While in college at Georgetown University, Kimmy fell in love with journalism and thankfully so, as she stresses the importance of reporting on Asian American news beyond the breadth of representation in Hollywood...

Duration:00:24:40

06: Holistic Health In A Seasonal Transition w/ Janet Lee

11/12/2019
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Let's switch things up a bit with a new segment called, Conversations with HUR, where I get to sit down with a wide a range of friends and experts to discuss key topics of interest for Asian American women. First up is acupuncturist and Chinese herbal medicine practitioner Janet Lee, who swung by to give me some tips on staying healthy during these critical transitional months between Fall and Winter. Tune in to hear about how holistic treatment addresses the emotional, as well as the...

Duration:00:13:47

05: Julie Young // Be a Dream Maker

10/29/2019
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Sitting in Eataly with Julie Young, founder of DreamMaker 3D, the TIDE Film Festival, The Phenomenal Girls Club, and the $6.99 Per Pound Podcast, she tells me about how much she digs Italian food, even though she’s never been to Italy, the home country of her adopted family. Growing up in a homogenous neighborhood in Rochester New York, feeling and looking different than the rest of her classmates, Julie recalls how disjointed it was to come home to spaghetti and meatballs and American...

Duration:00:26:24

04: Pooja Agarwal // Just Say Yes

10/15/2019
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There's a reason why Birchbox is such a fun and successful brand! Its personality is a core part of the corporate culture and its creative energy is rooted in the very ethos of the company. COO Pooja Agarwal was thrilled to joined the executive team because she saw it as an opportunity to build and scale a brand new business model for the beauty industry. Tune in to hear Pooja's tips on what it takes to make a successful cold call/email, how she was able to turn an internship paying $200 a...

Duration:00:31:52

03: April Tam Smith // Maximizing Your Standard of Giving

10/1/2019
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Imagine a life rooted in maximizing your standard of giving vs. standard of living. As the co-founder of P.S. Kitchen, a social business that uses 100% of its profits to fund justice work, while hiring those in need of a second chance, April Tam Smith is also a Managing Director at a NYC investment firm in Equity Derivatives, a chairwoman of Share Hope, and a board member of Movement.org, as well as Generosity:NY. Tune in to learn about why April feels strongly that the perfect time to...

Duration:00:27:54

02: Dawoon Kang // Tech As Emotional Connective Tissue

9/17/2019
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Coffee Meets Bagel was birthed from a need. Dawoon Kang and her two sisters knew all too well the struggles of finding a life partner in New York City, which is why they set out to create an app that was focused on fostering meaningful human connections—Coffee, for the perfect first date, and Bagel, as an ode to NYC. I can’t help but admire Dawoon for her sharp wit and keen sense of self. It’s obvious from our conversation that her killer instincts come from not only experience, but also...

Duration:00:29:11

01: Nicki Sun // Create the Platform You Seek

9/3/2019
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If you don't see faces that look like yours in film and television, why not create your own platform to put those put those faces on camera? That's exactly what Nicki Sun did when she launched "Now You Know," a talkshow that feature the likes of other trailblazing Asian Americans. Not only is Nicki is a producer, writer, director, editor and entrepreneur—the list goes on, she’s also quite commanding in front of the camera as well. As someone working in an industry that’s all about...

Duration:00:28:15

00: Hear Us Roar // Journeys Down The Road Not Taken

8/20/2019
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It’s official! I’m buzzing with excitement at the thought of launching Hear Us Roar. In this premiere episode of the podcast, you’ll find out what it was like for me to move to the United States from China at the age of 8, how R&B music changed my life, and why it’s so important for me to share journeys down the road not taken as a proud Asian American female. In the upcoming months, you’ll discover stories of women who have kicked down doors and shattered stereotypes in pursuing the things...

Duration:00:04:46