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Let’s Talk About Body Image with special guest Cathy Trinh

How many people are happy with their body just as they are, whether it’s about their weight, height, sexual attraction, appearance, or skin color?

Special guest Cathy Trinh—author, speaker, executive recruiter and life coach—joins the Erasing Shame co-hosts to have a life-giving and empowering conversations about body image. We share our personal questions and struggles with our bodies and also point to resources for healthy living.

TRIGGER WARNING: rape, suicidal ideation, addictions

Show Notes

Cathy Trinh https://www.cathytrinh.com/

Buy Her Book, “The Journey: Mastering the Art of Slowing Down into a Beautiful Existence” https://amzn.to/3iQpleo

Finding a Mental Health Therapist for People of Color https://djchuang.com/mental-health-therapists-for-people-of-color/

New York Times article, “It’s Hard to Search for a Therapist of Color. These Websites Want to Change That.” https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/16/well/mind/find-black-latinx-asian-therapist.html


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Tim Ouyang of Tim Be Told, Uncensored (s5e07)

Erasing Shame co-hosts talk with Tim Ouyang (singer and songwriter of Tim Be Told) about living in the multiple dimensions and layers of life as an Asian American of Chinese descent, and how he’s navigating the intersectionality of sexuality, ethnicity, and faith, finding a way of healing and meaning, and telling a better and more beautiful story through it all.

Show Notes

Tim Be Told www.timbetold.com + Instagram @timbetold

Tim Be Told on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/6L0mxhIWyV5ySKJvWrD70h

The Dark Voice,” article by Tim Ouyang (Inheritance Magazine, 2017)


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Celebrating Our Heritage & Getting Honest About Our Mental Health (s5e06)

It’s May, which means its AAPI Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness Month!

Hannah Lee Sandoval, George Xiong, and Leah Abraham share what they love about their respective cultures, and give us a quick look into their mental health journeys. They also discuss what to look for if you’re seeking professional counseling help for the first time.

* AAPI stands for Asian American Pacific Islanders


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What about the Shame of Cancel Culture? (s5e05)

As social media gets used, actually misused, for cancel culture, our four co-hosts talk about its effects from different Asian American perspectives. Season 5 co-hosts are Hannah Lee Sandoval, George Xiong, Leah Abraham, and DJ Chuang.



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Deconstructing Wokeness; Processing for Healthiness (s5e04)

With all of the recent hate crimes, violence, and atrocities in our American society, what does wokeness mean and are we doing enough? That’s what our co-hosts discuss and explore, after checking-in with each other to see how we’re doing.

We’d like to know how you’re doing too. Please add a comment or voice message on our website at erasingshame.com.

Show Notes

Resources for Anti-Asian Hate Crimes – stopasianhate.info

Follow @asiansformentalhealth on Instagram, for great quotes, insights, and resources

Asian Mental Health Collective – asianmhc.org


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pain, shame, and trauma in Asian American church life

People have different church experiences, some helpful, some hurtful. Lillian So, transformation life coach and more, shares her life experiences of growing up in a Korean American church and how she’s helping Asian Americans to heal from past church hurts, that they’re not the only ones. Interviewed by co-host DJ Chuang.


Show Notes

Lillian So – https://meetlillianso.com

Follow on Instagram – instagram.com/@meetlillianso

Like on Facebook – facebook.com/meetlillianso

facebook.com/groups/sofitmagic – private Facebook group, a community for high achievers who want to FEEL as good as they LOOK on paper.

bumper music credit: Dexter BritainThe Time To Run (Finale)

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Listen in on a Counseling Session with Asian American Therapist Jeanie Chang

Asian American therapist Jeanie Chang and co-host DJ Chuang have a mock counseling session to show people what happens, demystifying psychological benefits, and that there’s nothing to be anxious or afraid of when someone vulnerably shares their inner thoughts in a safe place and in confidentiality.

Counseling is a very helpful resource to process emotions, feelings, and thoughts in a healthy way that reduces stress and other symptoms that hold people back from a better quality of life. Managing mental health increases one’s happiness in life so one can go from surviving to thriving.

Show Notes

Jeanie Chang http://yourchangeprovider.com + author of new book, “A is for Authentic: Not for Anxieties or for Straight A’s

Noona’s Noonchi on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/NoonasNoonchi


bumper music credit: Dexter BritainThe Time To Run (Finale)

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Being Asians in America but not Belonging (s5e03)

The Erasing Shame co-hosts discuss recent events and how they trigger those red flags that Asian Americans don’t belong here in America. Specifically, the 2 events we discuss are: the impeachment trial about the Capitol insurrection riot and the growing number of anti-Asian hate crimes.

Show Notes

Petition to get Mainstream News Coverage about Anti-Asian Hate Crimes, at Change.org https://www.change.org/p/get-mainstream-news-coverage-of-national-elderly-asian-american-assaults-cnn-msnbc-fox-vice-buzzfeed-nyt-washpost-latimes-axios

https://stopaapihate.org/reportsreleases/ – reporting site for Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

https://stopasianhate.info – info and important links in support of the #StopAsianHate movement

The Black Church series on PBS – https://www.pbs.org/show/black-church/ 


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Even High Achievers Have to Deal with Shame (a bonus episode with Lillian So)

Working with Asian Americans, including high achievers, Lillian So (fitness instructor and transformational life coach) has an insider perspective on the lives of successful people. Watch this video to hear the surprising revelation as Lillian So shares some of her learnings and coaching tips with Erasing Shame co-host DJ Chuang.

Show Notes

Lillian So – https://meetlillianso.com

Follow on Instagram – instagram.com/@meetlillianso

Like on Facebook – facebook.com/meetlillianso

facebook.com/groups/sofitmagic – private Facebook group, a community for high achievers who want to FEEL as good as they LOOK on paper.


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Asian Americans React to Capitol Hill Events in January 2021 (s5e02)

2 historical events in Washington DC happened in January 2021: the insurrection and the inauguration. While these events affected all Americans and triggered concerns for people around the world, what did this mean for Asian Americans? Our 4 co-hosts can’t speak for all Asian Americans, but each of us can share our different perspectives.



bumper music credit: Dexter BritainThe Time To Run (Finale)