How many positive aspects of shame can you count? (s2e04)

Maylee Chang and DJ Chuang grapple with understanding both the positive and the negative aspects of shame. Yes, of course, shame is a painful feeling. But it so much more than that. Towards the end of the episode, we count up at least 5 positive aspects of shame when respond with honest talk and healthy […]

Refugees Experience More Trauma and Shame (s2e03)

Maylee Chang and DJ Chuang have an honest talk about how refugees experience the hardest life challenges, resulting in trauma, and how some are able to move out of survival mode and towards a healthier life of relationships and dealing with past memories http://media.blubrry.com/erasingshame/p/erasingshame.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/erasing-shame-season2episode3.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | […]

Learn More about Hmong Americans with Dr. Pang Rhodes (s2e02)

On this episode of Erasing Shame, Dr. Pang Rhodes joins host DJ Chuang to have an honest talk about Hmong Americans, community, and shame. Dr. Pang Foua Yang Rhodes is an Assistant Professor at Argosy University and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in premarital and couples therapy, spiritual development, and immigrant mental health. […]

Summer series finale for Erasing Shame about Mental Health

Summer series finale with Jeremiah Chuang and DJ Chuang SHOW NOTES Watch the episode with Hanna’s story, What If Saving Sex for Marriage Wasn’t So Great? Watch the entire summer series via this YouTube playlist—Erasing Shame about Mental Health in Asian American Communities Watch and listen to Season 1 of Erasing Shame ABOUT THE SERIES: […]

Asian American, Christian, and Queer?

What happens when these three things intersect and collide? Jessica ChenFeng speaks compassionately to the complexities of being Asian American, Christian, and queer. How does fear affect parental and community reactions? Is there a clear journey toward healing? It is not always clear, but always possible. ABOUT THE SERIES: Our summer series, Erasing Shame about […]

When People Think You’re OK But You’re Not OK

Why is it difficult to express feelings as an Asian American? How does one learn to understand and express one’s own emotions? How does social media contribute to stereotypes about depression? Meagan shares about her struggles with both anxiety and depression in high school and college. ABOUT THIS SERIES: We are having honest talk about healthy […]

Going to College was the Hardest Thing in Her Life

What does a balanced healthy life look like? Brooke Lee interviews her therapist mother Dr. Rachel Lee. Here’s a Korean American daughter and mother having a heart-to-heart conversation and we get to listen in.   They have an honest talk about how her family prepared Brooke for life, but hard times still come. Brooke details […]

When Her Secret Life Fell Apart, She Couldn’t Hide Anymore

Karis grew up feeling confused and isolated about her ethnic backgrounds, both Caucasian and Asian. She didn’t know who she was or where she belonged. That loss of identity turned into many kinds of personal struggles and issues: eating disorder, drinking, and hurting. When she finally told someone, she began her journey towards healthy living. […]

Family Feelings of Insecurity are Contagious

How can Asian American immigration cause mental health problems? Did you know that anxiety and self-esteem issues could get passed down from one generation to the next? Dan shares how he was affected by his mom’s psychological state. He also details the history of Chinese immigration into Mexico! ABOUT THE SERIES Our summer series, Erasing […]