A short update on what’s happening here at the Erasing Shame podcast this summer, a preview of next episodes, and how you can be an integral part of this podcast.
Free Webinar on July 30 with DJ Chuang, hosted by NAMI California—Grow Your Grassroots: Asian-American Communities & Mental Health
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Do you know how many episodes we recorded in 5 months of Erasing Shame, our longest season to date?
Co-hosts Nancy Ly and DJ Chuang wind down Season 3 of Erasing Shame with some personal reflections and even the beautiful side of shame, if you can believe that. Listen in on good insightful perspectives about stories and creativity too.
Few people know the stories of Laotians in America. Join Nancy Ly, Cynthia Khambounheuang and Bill Le for a conversation about Lao experiences of assimilation to America, and the importance of a culture centered around food, religion, and resilience.
Bill Le was voted “Mr. Lao San Diego” in 2016 and also identifies as part of the LGBTQIA Community. His background is in Critical Gender Studies and he is currently working towards a PhD in Counseling Psychology in order to provide safe spaces for mental health and HIV awareness. To contact Bill: http://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-le-0b74a6107/
Cynthia Khambounheuang has a background in Human Resources, Business Management, and non-profit work. She was a Founding Member and former Membership Chair of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) – San Diego Chapter.
How can leadership and entrepreneurship possibly look different within shame-based cultures? Nancy Ly chats with Brian (BJ) Kang about the challenges and opportunities for growth in leadership development from collective to individualistic cultures.
Brian Kang is a podcaster for the Asian American Voice and has been intrigued about the topic of shame in the past 10 years when he started a path of self exploration and self discovery. He also runs a business that helps therapists in private practice save time by completing their admin tasks.
What is shame? How is it affecting your life and relationships? How can you be more aware of possible areas of shame in your life? Nancy and Debbie Berry discuss the “condition” of shame and how it can affect all areas of our lives, even if we may not be aware of it.
Debbie Berry is the Director of Life Skills San Diego, a non-profit program designed to give information, tools, and a safe community for individuals to walk through inner healing and developmental maturity.
Nancy Ly and Paul Champy get real about the impacts of shame as Vietnamese and Cambodian Asian-Americans, whose families had fled from the mass killings of war. Paul shares harsh realities and insights into the hidden stories and journey to greater individuality and independence as a Cambodian-American from a refugee family, and how Cambodians experience higher levels of shame and challenges for assimilation in America.
Acting was one way Paul was able to escape from the realities of shame. As a dancer, actor, and hiking enthusiast, he has combined his passions together by creating a YouTube show called “The After Peak”. Subscribe to his YouTube channel “Paul Champy” at youtube.com/user/paulekidd
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Kyme Dang shares how writing, music, and creativity has helped her overcome trauma and shame, in order to live a life of freedom and full expression.
Kyme Dang, also known under her artist name Lady Dang, is a performer, songwriter, dream coach, entrepreneur, and overall creative living enthusiast. Currently working on music, you can learn more about her at http://ladydang.world
Dr. Amanda Solomon Amorao chats with co-host Nancy Ly at UCSD between classes and they explore the complexities of understanding identity, historical context and cultural expectations within the Filipino-American community.
About our guest
Dr. Amanda Solomon Amorao received her PhD from the University of California San Diego. Her research specialty is in Filipino American cultural studies and contemporary U.S. multiethnic literature. She has taught classes at UCSD since 2004 in the humanities, literature, ethnic studies, critical gender studies, and first-year writing. In 2017, she was named Director of UCSD’s Dimensions of Culture Program which teaches freshmen students the skills of critical thinking, reading, and writing by exploring questions of diversity, justice, and imagination in U.S. history, culture, and society. When not teaching, Dr. Solomon Amorao is a community organizer, former Executive Director and volunteer with the Kuya Ate Mentorship Program, and mom to Arya Lumaya age 3.
Kuya Ate Mentorship Program https://kampsd.org – KAMP’s mission is to foster an educational program that develops critical thinking skills and primarily focuses on the study of Filipino and Filipino American culture, history, and identity in order to pursue social justice
Yes it is scary to share your struggles and pains with someone for the first time. And what’s surprising is how it can be (part of) the path to healing, for yourself and for others too.
Joie Cheng joins co-hosts DJ Chuang and Nancy Ly, to discuss how we all have struggles in life and the power of erasing shame through sharing our stories with each other.
Joie Cheng is a Patrick Snow certified publishing coach, international best-selling author, TEDx and professional keynote speaker, mentor, healer, circle facilitator, and a trained yoga teacher. She is the best-selling author of The Naked Truth: A Woman’s Journey to Self-Love about her personal journey of healing herself naturally from deep depression and suicidal thoughts through self-love. Joie is the host of the podcast “The Naked Truth Movement” where she interviews guests who are willing to share inspiring stories and be vulnerable so less people feel alone.
Joie Cheng’s website- joiecheng.com
Joie’s Book- The Naked Truth: A Woman’s Journey to Self-Love
Joie’s Podcast- The Naked Truth Movement
What do two Vietnamese-American women have to talk about when they haven’t talked for years? A lot of things, like growing up, defying stereotypes, not becoming a doctor or lawyer, going to community college, intergenerational trauma, dynamics of diversity, friends, relatives, interracial dating, and so much more.
Nellie Tran, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at San Diego State University with the Community-Based Block Multicultural Counseling Program, the Director of Research at the Center for Community Counseling and Engagement, and the Vice President of the Asian American Psychological Association.
Her work focuses on working with communities and agencies to create systems-level changes that reduce the impact of subtle forms of discrimination (i.e., microaggressions) on people of color and women within the workplace, educational, and counseling contexts.
Asian American Psychological Association aapaonline.org
Center for Community Counseling and Engagementcenterforcommunitycounseling.org