Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads
Hyphenated Lives-logo

Hyphenated Lives

1 Favorite

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.
More Information

Location:

Washington, DC

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

H* #42: Final Episode- Is "POC Solidarity" Even Possible?

2/4/2015
More
This is the final episode of the Hyphenated* podcast. For this episode we discuss some of our highlights of the show, and why we are deciding to end the show, centering around a final question- "Is POC Solidarity Even Possible?" We are so grateful for all of your support over the last year and a half and hope you enjoy the final episode. Also, we are trying to raise $135 for our webhosting to keep the podcast online for the coming year. If you loved the podcast and want to see it stay...

Duration: 01:09:14


H* #38: The Myth of "Asian Privilege"

11/15/2014
More
For this week’s episode, Kari (back from hiatus) and Chuks take on the idea of “Asian Privilege.” Why do so many people, from white people to People of Color, believe and propagate this idea? But first: Michael Brown’s parents are to stand at the U.N. and the circus surrounding Rasmea Odeh’s trial. Listener questions this week come from rosieisrising with regards to why someone would chose to partake in the imperialist machine that is the U.S. armed forces and givingyoutheflick about...

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

10/2/2014
More
"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* #31: The Problematics of the Occupy Movement & Moving the Class Discussion Forward (feat. Ryan)

8/20/2014
More
Kari and Chuks met for the first time in person this past weekend, so we kick off the episode introducing our guest this week, Ryan, and ragging on each other. In the news this week: Rihanna’s appropriative spread for W magazine, Miley Cyrus’s photoshopping herself over Nicki Minaj, the bombing of Iraq, and Michael Brown. Ryan joins us this week for our main topic of how to move the conversation on class forward. So often the conversation and movements surrounding class are dominated by...

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

7/30/2014
More
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* #24: Wang Lee Hom’s reclamation of “chink” and the politics of POC appropriating other POC

5/29/2014
More
Chuks and Kari kick things off with Elliot Rodgers and the #YesAllWomen movement that’s sprung up as a result. We then move onto a discussion about examples of POC appropriating other POC and unpacking what the implications are. For asks this week, we field three anonymous asks: one about the legitimacy of feminism, anti-racism, etc. classes in universities; traveling the world as a Black woman and dealing with the ramifications of global oppression; experiencing possible racism abroad as...

H* #22: The Problematics of #BringBackOurGirls

5/14/2014
More
This week’s episode, Kari and Chuks open with a shoutout to Conchita Wurst and a discussion of that fight between Jay Z and Solange. Not only is a toxic and painful situation being reduced to memes and jokes, but Solange is now being reduced to the stereotype of Angry Black Woman. We then move onto a discussion about the good and bad of #BringBackOurGirls (x, x, x, x, x, x, x). Listener asks come from solar-powered-biscuit-dunker, who sent in a question about monosexual privilege; an...

H* #21: Sex Positivity is for White Women

5/9/2014
More
H*21 starts off with Chuks and Kari discussing V. Stiviano’s interview with Barbara Walters before moving into how sex positivity is for white women. From slut walks to finding sex empowering, feminism’s latest thing is sex positivity. But is sex positivity something all women can practice? For this week’s listener asks, we answer an anonymous ask regarding Lupita’s PEOPLE cover and another anonymous ask about what to do when you can’t find a good therapist who is willing to help you...

H* #20: The Racist Reporting of South Korea’s Ferry Tragedy

5/1/2014
More
For H*20, Chuks and Kari kick the episode off with a quick bit on the Donald Sterling race row before discussing the American media’s coverage of the South Korean ferry tragedy. Not content with reporting the tragedy as is, “Western” media has indulged in some major racism and whitewashing of history. We also answer asks from palidosauria about high school exchange programs, acrylic-afternoons about Laverne Cox and Lupita Nyong’o’s omission from TIME’s 100 Most Influential list despite...

H* #19: Rihanna's Feminism

4/24/2014
More
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* #18: Anti-blackness in Kpop (feat. haegurlhae)

4/16/2014
More
Kari and Chuks, with special guest Cynthia, discuss anti-blackness in K-pop. From racism early on to the now-ubiquitous appropriation of Black culture while disparaging Black people, from what the artists do to the fans’ reactions, we trace the history and analyze anti-blackness in K-Pop. We also answer an anonymous ask about Nicki Minaj’s sexuality, an ask from ithinkimgettingthefear about racial politics on a university campus, and an anonymous ask about dealing with a friend who’s...

H* #17: Racism, Sexism & Transphobia in the LGBTQ* Community

4/2/2014
More
This week, Kari and Chuks share anecdotes and discuss issues facing the LGBTQ* community. Anecdotes fom aikuroumikisugi, toonzle, thebisweptbisexual, and several anonymous submitters shed light on experiences they’ve had in being marginalized in the LGBTQ* community. For this week’s weekly topics, we discuss how the Queen’s world tour has come to an end; Jennifer Lopez’s bad boyfriend situation; Michelle Rodriguez and Cara Delevingne’s public romance; Jezebel’s bad reaction to...

H* #16: Mental Illness in POC communities

3/26/2014
More
This week, BlackinAsia and unapologetically-yellow discuss mental illness in POC communities. From the high rates amoungst Women of Color to toxic stress, from the importance of self-diagnosis to how mental illness and mental health issues are not talked about because they are normalized, mental illness in POC communities is not an oft-discussed topic. (x, x, x, x, x, x) For this week’s weekly topics, we have Kim Kardashian’s Vogue cover, Michelle Obama’s trip to China, the Taiwanese...

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

3/5/2014
More
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* #13: Why are women pitted against each other?

2/26/2014
More
This week, in episode 13, unapologetically-yellow and BlackinAsia discuss women versus women competition. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, in her now-famous TEDTalk, speaks of competition between women for jobs as a potentially good thing. But is it? From Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” to the pitting of female pop stars against one another to allotting space for only one female black rapper to be considered a great in the history of hip-hop, is it a good thing? For news stories, we cover Michael B...

H* #12: Breaking the Radio Silence: Violent Government Crackdown in Venezuela (feat. Oscar)

2/19/2014
More
This week on Hyphenated*, unapologetically-yellow and BlackinAsia invite special guest Oscar discusses the little-reported students protests in Venezuela. What is going on? What is the background of the protests? What has happened so far? Why isn’t the media, mainstream or alternative, covering this? For a few resources on what is going on, here are three (x, x, x,) links [available on our tumblr page]. For other news stories, we cover the Dunn trial; Kansas’s anti-gay segregation bill;...

H* Special Episode! Questions on Questions

2/16/2014
More
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).

H* #11: Black Immigrants vs. African-Americans: Overcoming divides and building community

2/12/2014
More
In episode 11 (it’s finally out!), BlackinAsia and unapologetically-yellow discuss a topic submitted by friedapples centered on BlackinAsia’s post about identity politics in the black community, the “splintering of Black America,” and overcoming these divides and building community. This week, in news stories, we have Mario Balotelli breaking down at the pitch after having racist taunts hurled his way; Michael Sam coming out; the problems with The Biggest Loser’s most recent season; the...