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How Do Lament and Thanksgiving Go Together?

What does lament and Thanksgiving have to do with shame? That’s what our four co-hosts explore and discover on this November episode. You’ll have to watch and listen to see how it unfolds!

Plus, you can support the work of Erasing Shame with your tax-deductible donation – go to erasingshame.com/donate


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Why are we afraid to talk about our fears?

What is the deal with our fears, phobia, anxiety, and shame? Yes, fear is a natural part of our humanity and it’s designed to protect us from dangers and threats. Fear triggers that instant jolt to get our attention and put our muscles into action, whether fight or flight, or paralyzing us into stillness like freeze or shutdown.

Our foursome talk about the fearsome on this edition of Erasing Shame. Listen in on the convo with Hannah Lee Sandoval, George Xiong, Leah Abraham, and DJ Chuang to get perspectives on fear and to learn the one question that helps someone to start overcoming fear.


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Erasing shame about sex and sexuality (s5e10)

Erasing Shame pulls back the curtains and talks with Tara Teng, an Embodiment Coach who works in the intersections of spirituality and sexuality. Co-hosts Leah, George, and DJ chat with Tara for over an hour about a whole bunch of things, too many to name, here’s some of the topics we explored: how we learn about sex, men and women, fetishes, desires, why the body matters more than we’ll ever know, compare & contrast between sex and sexuality, how it affects everything in life, mental health, and so much more. Oh my!

Show Notes

Tara Teng’s website tarateng.com + @misstarateng on Instagram + @misstarateng on Twitter


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Erasing Shame about our Asian American Bodies (s5e09)

TRIGGER WARNING: sexual assault, self harm, eating disorder

The crew is back to talk about our the physicality of our being Asian Americans.

How people see us affects how we see ourselves, and vice versa. Why do many of us dislike how our body is? What do we do when others shame our body? Why do members of our extended family say what they say about our appearances?


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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.

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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.

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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.


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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)