Yellow Glitter

Yellow Glitter

Welcome to Yellow Glitter! Mindfulness through the eyes & soul of a gay Asian. Every episode, I share with you what’s on my mind, things I'm be struggling with and how I'm working through it to help you live a more mindful, fabulous life!... Show More

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November 28, 2019 10 min

Happy Thanksgiving! Though this day has quite questionable roots, many of us are spending time with those we love. For many Asians, this might mean returning home to our conservative Asian families. In this episode, I share with you something that is near and dear to my heart - forgiving our parents and caregivers.   This episode I talk about:

  • My story of finding forgiveness for my conservative family
  • What unconditio... Read more

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  • This past week, I published an article addressing the cultural insensitivities of Queer Eye Japan. Lots of learnings and also four key lessons to share with you.   In this episode, we cover:

  • Feedback from the show
  • Following Western advice all of my life as a queer Asian man
  • Why Western ideologies don’t work for Asians
  • Embracing the edits
  • Doubting myself before publishing the article Read more

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  • Many of my Asian friends and I have experienced parenting in the form of helicopter parenting or Asian guilt to motivate us. After decades of conditioning, this becomes ingrained as a part of our psyche.   And to be honest, for me, I’m still navigating and figuring out whenever I make a decision if I am being true to my heart center or doing it out of Asian guilt. “I have to do this to be a good Asian son”.   In this episode, we co... Read more

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    Yellow Fever!! Exoticism, objectification, and fetishizing of the yellow skin. I've dealt with this so much myself and wanted to share my perspective on this topic. It’s prevalent everywhere and every single Asian I’ve known has faced this in dating and especially interracial relationships.     This episode, we cover:

  • The background of the word fetish
  • Origins of yellow fever
  • Whether or not fetishism is ... Read more

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  • This week, we had three major cases got up against the Supreme Court regarding discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation and gender identity.   We go in detail about:

  • The three cases and why they are so important for queer rights.
  • My experiences with discrimination in job applications and in my previous workplace.
  • What is the most impactful discrimination for minorities.
  • Why goss... Read more

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  • September 24, 2019 40 min

    Last week, Jonathan Van Ness, star of Queer Eye, came out with his memoir and an interview with NY Times about life managing HIV, sexual abuse, and drug addiction. They are all pressing issues in the queer community and in this episode, we dive into drugs.   Whether we like to admit it or not, drugs are all around us. They are ... Read more

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    Superficial: The narrow focus on surface-level attributes, like appearance, status, wealth, and career over things that are more internal like morals, values, and ethics.   This episode, we cover:

  • 3 golden rules of Asian households
  • Superficiality in Asian culture and potential causes
  • Generational trauma
  • Racism, colorism, and body-shaming in Asian and gay advertisements
  • Plastic surgery in... Read more

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  • We’re on the second episode!   This week, we dive INTO it with my stories of growing up Asian and gay in America, the feelings of not good enough perpetuated by people and society, and how to overcome it with some insights and compassion.   I go into detail about:

  • Growing up as a 2nd generation immigrant child in the white suburbs of West Covina
  • Being friends with other westernized Asians
  • My traumatic exper... Read more

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  • August 3, 2019 12 min

    Welcome to Yellow Glitter! Mindfulness through the eyes & soul of a queer Asian. Every episode, I share with you what’s on my mind, things I'm be struggling with and how I'm working through it to live a more mindful, fabulous life!   For my first episode, I share what inspired me to do this podcast. I talk about my health, the meditation journey around the world that set the premise, and thoughts on the current mindfuln... Read more

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