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HYPHENATED* is a weekly social justice podcast and the brainchild of Chuks (owning-my-truth) and Kari (unapologetically-yellow now heauxchinoise). They met through Tumblr and began talking with one another upon realizing that they were both living and working in Asia and had a mutual friend. (‘Tis a small world.) With this program, they hope to not only to bring stories from their lives, but also their perspective as children of immigrants to events in the world. Understanding their and others’ diasporic roots led them to understanding the importance of intra-People of Color solidarity. They are dedicated to learning how all of our lives and stories are connected.

HYPHENATED* is a weekly social justice podcast and the brainchild of Chuks (owning-my-truth) and Kari (unapologetically-yellow now heauxchinoise). They met through Tumblr and began talking with one another upon realizing that they were both living and working in Asia and had a mutual friend. (‘Tis a small world.) With this program, they hope to not only to bring stories from their lives, but also their perspective as children of immigrants to events in the world. Understanding their and others’ diasporic roots led them to understanding the importance of intra-People of Color solidarity. They are dedicated to learning how all of our lives and stories are connected.
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Washington, DC

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HYPHENATED* is a weekly social justice podcast and the brainchild of Chuks (owning-my-truth) and Kari (unapologetically-yellow now heauxchinoise). They met through Tumblr and began talking with one another upon realizing that they were both living and working in Asia and had a mutual friend. (‘Tis a small world.) With this program, they hope to not only to bring stories from their lives, but also their perspective as children of immigrants to events in the world. Understanding their and others’ diasporic roots led them to understanding the importance of intra-People of Color solidarity. They are dedicated to learning how all of our lives and stories are connected.

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Episodes

H* #35: Decolonial Love (feat. John & Khadee)

10/2/2014
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"We are never going to get anywhere as long as our economies of attraction continue to resemble, more or less, the economies of attraction of white supremacy." Junot Diaz In this episode, Kari and Chuks joined by two special guests- John (ninjaruski) & Khadee (rococobutter), use this Junot Diaz quote as a jumping off point to discuss decolonial love. We also discuss US imperialism, ISIS and Emma Watson's "feminist" speech and answer a question about AAVE appropriation and boundary policing.

H* #28: Problematic Asian American Youtube Stars (feat. Lucy)

7/30/2014
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This week for H*28, Chuks and Kari are joined by ragstoreverie to discuss Asian-American Media. In the last few years, especially the rise of YouTube stars, Asian American media has boomed with Wong Fu Productions, Fung Brothers, KevJumba, JK Films/David So, Jabbawockeez, and many more. They play an important role in the community--needed representation and control of production, for example--but they are not without their problems. For asks this week, we answer an ask from Sarah about...

H* #19: Rihanna's Feminism

4/24/2014
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On this week’s episode of Hyphenated*, Kari and Chuks momentarily squeal about Lupita’s PEOPLE Most Beautiful Cover before moving onto Rihanna. Rihanna, Rihanna, Rihanna: where do we begin? Not only does the Queen of Cool set international trends of fashion, music, and culture, people’s reactions to her reveal a lot about society’s expectations for proper womanhood and Black womanhood. For this week’s asks, we answer an ask from noir97 about the Peace Corps, an anonymous ask about racism...

H* #14: Hyunsu, international adoption, and the murder of adopted children (feat. peaceshannon)

3/5/2014
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For episode 14, BlackinAsia, unapologetically-yellow, and special guest peaceshannon discuss the state of international adoption and the recent murder of Hyunsu. peaceshannon provides important framing of the international adoption industrial complex as well as the specifics of Hyunsu’s murder. News topics this week include the Oscars and the falling out between 18 Million Rising and Suey Park, and we answer a listener ask from canadiaplease about comparisons between the Civil Rights’...

H* Special Episode! Questions on Questions

2/16/2014
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For this special addendum episode, unapologetically-yellow and BlackinAsia answer questions submitted by theultraintrovert (about Neal Brennan’s horrible comments), givingyoutheflick (about The Hollywood Reporter’s roundtable and Oprah’s answer) and a couple anonymous asked (about ankhs and visa concerns for immigrants).