If family secrets are like dirty laundry, how can they be cleaned?

Vanessa Yee produced and directed the Laundromat Documentary to begin breaking the silence and shame in Asian American communities. Vanessa talks with Erasing Shame co-host DJ Chuang about how this film begins to address the questions around why there are too many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders dying by suicide and struggling through depression and […]

Oh the Shame of being exposed and rejected

Do you know that feeling when someone else shares your personal struggles or pains and you’re left feeling exposed and shamed? That is such a contrast to TFW (the feeling when) someone listens with kindness to that very vulnerable part of your feelings going through hard times. Eunice Lee, season 1 co-host of Erasing Shame, […]

Preview of Next Episodes: July 2019 Update

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. Show Notes Free Webinar on July 30 with DJ Chuang, hosted by NAMI California—Grow Your Grassroots: Asian-American Communities & Mental Health Join the production team […]

Lao experiences of shame in America (s3e19)

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 […]

Leadership & entrepreneurship within shame cultures (s3e18)

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 […]

What you don’t know about shame that affects you deeply (s3e17)

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 […]

Southeast Asian-American realities of shame (s3e16)

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 […]

Creativity can help you overcome trauma and shame (s3e15)

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 […]

Filipino-American identity, history, and cultural expectations (s3e14)

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 […]