We are erasing shame through honest talk for healthy living—emotionally, relationally, mentally, personally, so Asian Americans and non-Asians alike can go from merely surviving to growing and thriving.
During each season of the Erasing Shame podcast, we will talk about many aspects and dimensions of shame. Our conversations shine light on these areas to help people take steps towards healthy living and becoming more whole and healthy. Read this brief history of our past 4 seasons.
Plus, we produced a special series—erasing shame about mental health in Asian American communities—premiered in the summer of 2018.
Here’s Where You Come In
We are erasing shame together. We’re in this together. This podcast is a 100% volunteer initiative; 100% of all donations to our nonprofit fund are tax-deductible and go towards production costs.
DJ Chuang is currently working as an internet engineer and lives in Orange County, California and he is an Asian American of Chinese descent. He has personally experienced how shame-based cultures can hold people back from human flourishing and healthy living. He is long-time blogger at djchuang.com.
Season 5 Co-Hosts
George Xiong, MA, LPC, NCC, is currently working as a mental health counselor with Hopeful Therapy in Vernon Hills, Illinois. George is a 2nd-gen Hmong American, and draws from his own work and experience of dealing with generational trauma and racial identity formation. He is a co-founder of the Yexus Communitas Podcast, which seeks to be a catalyst for the Hmong American Church in the areas of Theology, Identity, and Mission.
Hannah Lee is a therapist at Oak and Stone Marriage and Family Therapy in Los Angeles, California. She is passionate about journeying alongside people as they pursue healing, clarity, and empowerment. Her specialties include working through issues of anxiety, depression, PTSD, cultural/racial identity, intergenerational trauma, and interracial/crosscultural relationships.
Leah Abraham (she/her) is a writer, storyteller, award-winning journalist, and editor-in-chief of SheLoves Magazine. She grew up in India and relocated to the U.S. in her teens. She currently lives in Southwest Virginia with her husband and two cats. Her life’s calling is to be the best cat mom ever and to decolonize the world around her. You can follow her on Instagram or Twitter @leahabraham9.
Season 4 Co-Host
Helen Choi is Korean Canadian. Helen Choi works as a dynamic, empathetic and experienced fundraiser. She is also a leading public relations consultant to nonprofits, public sector organizations and socially conscious driven for-profit enterprises. She is a strong advocate for compassion, generosity and thoughtful investment in causes related to vulnerable women and children. Learn more about her at iamhelenchoi.com.
Season 3 Co-Host
Nancy Ly is a 2nd generation Chinese/Vietnamese American. She is a graduate of Cal Berkeley where she studied Psychology and Education. She has a vast range of experiences in the community and nonprofit arenas, corporate HR, entrepreneurial leadership, and church ministry. Her greatest desire is to see people step into their full potential to make an impact and difference in the world. She has travelled to nearly 25 countries and is in process of becoming an Internationally Certified English Language Instructor and is also in process of writing a book to help bridge the Asian and American experiences and identity.
Nancy Ly is now working as a Cultural and Performance Coach, specializing in therapy-coaching for clients who identify as BIPOC, biracial, bicultural & multicultural. Connect with Nancy on Instagram instagram.com/befreewithnancyly.
Season 2 Co-Host
Maylee Chang works as a qualified Licensed Professional Counselor with Family Revelations in Minnesota. She graduated from Northwestern College and Wheaton College Graduate School. In addition to English, she speaks Hmong and Thai languages.
Season 1 Co-Host
Eunice Lee grew up on the East Coast and came to Los Angeles 10 years ago to work in non-profit for Asian-Americans youth. Since then, she has worked with undocumented women in domestic violent relationships and children who have experienced abuse. She has seen how shame can take us hostage and keep us from emotional and relational freedom. As a parent, she hope this dialogue of erasing shame will give her son more freedom, empathy and connection as we learn how not to live under shame. Eunice work as a therapist in LA, specializing in bi-cultural and cross-cultural individual and family issues. Website: euniceleetherapy.com
Episodes and Articles
Browse our timeline for the latest episodes and articles posted by the Erasing Shame team.
Past Workshops & Webinars
Why and How Honest Conversations are Erasing Shame – workshop during the 2nd annual Mental Health Conference, Cal State Fullerton (March 9, 2019)
Grow Your Grassroots (Webinar): Asian-American Communities & Mental Health – NAMI California Webinar – July 30, 2019