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Author: Stephanie Chen

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After 35 years of being an Asian woman, Stephanie Chen grew tired of feeling underrepresented, unheard, and misunderstood. "There must be other women out there feeling this way," she mused. "I wish I could hear their stories. Let's make a podcast!"Ok, so maybe it wasn't that simple. Maybe it was an idea developed over years, from hundreds of conversations, with dozens of amazing women, all who felt a little lost, a little defiant, and more than a little silenced. Here are their stories.
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What Do You Want?

What Do You Want?

2020-12-2309:10

What DO you want? What do YOU want? What do you WANT?  When was the last time you thought about it?After six months of just trying to survive and stay sane, a random encounter with a juggling club in the middle of Bryant Park in New York City has woken me up again. Here ends Season 1 of the Get Raw Podcast! www.getRAWpodcast.org 
Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

2020-06-1101:17:22

"Being Black shouldn't be exhausting. Racism is exhausting." Omar shares what it's like growing up Black in America and why this movement isn't about politics, but about humanity. What can the Asian (and non Asian) community to do be an ally? Listen, learn, and keep the pedal to the medal. Most of all, Omar shares the best tool we can arm ourselves with as a society.  www.getRAWpodcast.org 
RADs with HSP

RADs with HSP

2020-06-0846:131

Real Asian Dudes with HSP (Find out what it means to me).  Meet Terence and Michael, two amazing men who recently discovered they are a HSP (Highly Sensitive Person). What does it mean to be a male HSP, especially if you grow up in an Asian household that believes "men don't cry?" Why is sensitivity something we should appreciate in others and honor within ourselves -- now more than ever?  www.getRAWpodcast.org 
Be Kind, Rewind

Be Kind, Rewind

2020-06-0224:37

Pandemic. Riots. Racism. Abuse. Trauma. Grief. Anxiety. Depression. Guilt. Anger. There a lot of bad things out there right now, guys.  What should we do when we feel overwhelmed and confused by it all?  www.getRAWpodcast.org 
Thanks for Listening

Thanks for Listening

2020-06-0132:34

Three and a half years and lots of therapy later, Stephanie names her abuser online and addresses the flood of responses that result from that decision. Why is it particularly difficult for the Asian community to talk about the horrors that lurk behind close doors? What happens when we start to talk openly and name names? Fear, anxiety, guilt, shame, and righteous anger are only the beginning. Sequel to "Please just Listen" Episode.Trigger Warning: Physical, Mental, and Emotional Abuse.  www.getRAWpodcast.org 
Where is the Line?

Where is the Line?

2020-01-3043:41

Kobe Bryant. His death stirred up a lot of emotions, a lot of debate, and a lot of questions.  Ramneet is back and armed with rage, research, and rapid rhetoric as she leaves us with the unanswered question: If someone can commit atrocities and still be worshiped upon their death, what message does that send? Where is the line? Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault & Rape.  www.getRAWpodcast.org 
Please Just Listen

Please Just Listen

2019-10-0947:20

21–55% of Asian women in the U.S. report experiencing physical and/or sexual violence during their lifetime. So WHY is no one talking about it? In this podcast, Kristal and Stephanie share personal stories of past abusive relationships, explain why it's so hard to share, and discuss how we can be more supportive as a community to the (too) many survivors around us. Trigger warning. www.getRAWpodcast.org 
Celebrating 15 years of friendship, Stephanie and Jenny dissect why it is that some friendships last while others wither.  What DOES it take to be a good friend, stay a good friend, and communicate your needs - without being an asshole?  And if the friends in YOUR life aren't boosting you up - maybe it's time to ditch a b*tch? www.getRAWpodcast.org 
South Asian, East Asian, ALL first gen immigrant children have been warned at some point to 'behave' - lest ye be judged! What impact does this mindset have on our mental health, our relationship with our parents, and our stressful strive towards perfection? What happens when we STOP letting our lives be dictated by the phrase: "What will people think?!" www.getRAWpodcast.org 
16 Weddings

16 Weddings

2019-09-1153:13

Other than grades, is there anything else Asian parents nag their kids about more than getting married? In our hilarious 16th episode, Ramneet talks about the 16 weddings she's invited to this year, and how she deals with parents who bug her NON-stop to get married.www.getRAWpodcast.org 
Eat, Travel, Live

Eat, Travel, Live

2019-09-0450:00

1 year after the recording of her first podcast session and after 5 months of living abroad, what has Sonsera learned about going outside her comfort zone while eating, traveling, and living - with intention? Has she finally learned to give less f*cks? www.getRAWpodcast.org 
I WANT

I WANT

2019-08-2745:15

At some point we were taught that thinking / saying / doing what you want somehow means you're "bad" - Declaring "I want" means you're selfish, disobedient, ungrateful.  But do we really prefer a generation of robots? What do you do when your whole life has been planned out and now you’re on your own? How do we learn to break free and discover what WE want in OUR lives? Find out with our youngest guest yet - Katherine! www.getRAWpodcast.org 
Speechless

Speechless

2019-08-2043:39

As the first Asian American (and Asian American female) to serve as Speaker of the Student Senate at Texas A&M University, Jasmine shares all the ways the powers that be tried to keep her speechless during her term. While working for NARAL Pro-Choice Texas during the 2019 Texas legislative session, Jasmine experienced taunts and threats, berating and blocking. So just how does one keep on fighting the good fight - when it seems like everyone is against you? www.getRAWpodcast.org 
The Farewell

The Farewell

2019-08-1340:50

If you haven't seen The Farewell, go so see it. Like, right now. If you've seen The Farewell, and/or have Asian parents or grandparents, this episode is for you. Join Rachel, who actually hails from China and eloquently provides some much needed emotional balm for the gaping wound the movie left behind in my soul. www.getRAWpodcast.org 
As the spawn of tiger moms & dads, we were always asked "What could you have done better?" and not "What makes you happy?"  How has this mindset impacted our life choices - from college majors to career decisions to relationships?  Is it too late to shift our focus and prioritize happiness at 25? 35? 45? Join Angeline during her quarter life crises as she questions ... everything. www.getRAWpodcast.org 
Broadcasting from Houston Chinese Youth Camp, PhD-to-be Amy covers a spectrum of issues that impact young/old/male/female Asian Americans today. Pay Gaps, Ageism, Sexism, Racism, Work Culture, Immigrant Culture, Alpha males in the wild... So how DO we gain awareness of the injustice we face every day, navigate around it, and create sustainable, positive cultural change in our communities? www.getRAWpodcast.org 
Hustle & Hope

Hustle & Hope

2019-07-1918:19

Our Asian parents taught us to hustle, but were we really taught to hope? PS:  Where the heck has this podcast been in the past month? Find out! www.getRAWpodcast.org 
"Too old, too girly, too silly"… Is your "Egoic Self" limiting you from real experiencing joy?  Why do we wait until it's too late to tell people we appreciate them? Do Asians have a harder time accepting compliments? How do we have courageous conversations and deal with shit in an adult way?  But first.  You get to hear our returning guest Gloria sing the Egg Song.  Because you're never too old for the Egg Song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNndX9qua1o | www.getRAWpodcast.org 
Less Pain, More Gain

Less Pain, More Gain

2019-06-1049:18

Do you often relive the pain from your past?  How do we stop creating pain in our present?  Have Asians been brainwashed by our culture to not speak up - even against pain?  When does tough love become too tough?  What is the secret to inner peace?  Find out in episode 7, featuring Gloria basically living Ch 2 of The Power of Now. www.getRAWpodcast.org 
Do you control your thoughts, or do they control you?  Does your inner angry toddler run your life?  Are you upset with the past and anxious about the future?  If so, this episode is for you.  In this mini-podcast, Stephanie explores the concepts of Eckhart Tolle's international bestseller, The Power of Now.  Each episode features a new chapter and more uncensored sh*t.  Chapter 1:  You Are Not Your Mind. www.getRAWpodcast.org 
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