Emilie and Zach interview Korean Adoptee Activist (KAD), non-profit All Times are Local founder, and Janchi Show host, Patrick Armstrong. Patrick shares his story growing up in middle America, his accelerated journey exploring his Asian American identity, and how he came to start All Times are Local and the Janchi Show.
In the SituAsian Room, Emilie, and Zach welcome Izzy Weiss, the founder of the national organization In Between. Their mission, inspired by Izzy’s upbringing as an Asian American Adoptee, is to unite and support those who feel they don’t strongly align with either their Asian and American culture. Izzy also shares her experience about how she is navigating her identity.
In the SituAsian Room, Emilie, and Zach welcome Nydia Han to talk about the power of our voices as Asian Americans during the coronavirus era, standing against hate, being forever foreigners, and her signature series #ThisIsAmerica. Nydia Han is an Emmy award-winning television journalist and the creator of #ThisIsAmerica, a social media movement and three-part documentary series about racism.
With Summer coming to an end, it’s only right to write about one of my favorite ice cream treats! In the Philippines, they serve “Halo-Halo,” which translates to “mixed.” This dessert is the Filipino version of shave ice topped with evaporated milk and piled high with yummy toppings like sweet beans, coconut jellies, fruits, and ube (purple yam) ice cream! The best part about making halo halo is customizing it however you like – it’s like going to one of those ice cream places with the topping bars! Some of my favorite summer memories were spending Saturdays with my cousins in the pool. My aunt would walk over with a tray of cups of halo-halo.
For this episode, Emilie and Zach bring some of their favorite foods to the “Dish It Out” table, and welcome Dorothy Chan into the SituAsian Room to discuss the Journey to the Motherland and Identity. Join them as they discuss the experiences of traveling to the countries where their families are from, the conflicts of growing up Asian American and traveling to Asia as an American, and more.