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Project Voice

Project Voice is a podcast series is spearheaded by the voices of womxn and nonbinary folx of the Asian diaspora. As the host of Project Voice, I hope that this series will act as a digital space where members of our community can go to for guidance and resources. - Jessica Nguyen Founder and Host of Project Voice
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Jan 25, 2017

Before we dive into a new season of Project Voice, I wanted to share with you a bonus mini episode that was prepared for an interview I had stumbled upon from last summer. For the interview, I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Lisa Chin, a holistic mama to a happy two year old girl. We connected quickly over our love for creating content for communities that we care about and since then, have updated with each other on our current passion projects.

I think I was lucky to have met Lisa because I don't think you can put her in a box when it comes to what she does. From blogging at Lisa for Real to hosting an online summit dedicated to supporting in mothers in their postpartum period called The Fourth Trimester Summit (www.fourthtrimestersummit.com), she is on a roll!

In this episode,  Lisa shares her thoughts on how motherhood has changed her perception on self-identity and the significance of reconnecting with one's roots. Why is exploring your cultural identity so important?

Bonus: If you're looking to be inspired to create as part of your 2017 journey, listen in for some of her own words of encouragement!

If you do get a chance, check out her blog at lisaforreal.com!:

"Lisa for Real is a catalouge (yup, I just got British on you) of my realest thoughts. It is me for real. My personal musings on feminine power in the areas of careers, relationships, motherhood, self identity, and whatever else I am drawn to.

I am also for real, as in authenticity, in wholeness, in being true to ourselves. This includes being for real health, food, relationships, hugs, connection, careers, business, identity and it goes on…" - Lisa Chin

Read our transcript here!: https://www.projectvoicepod.com/blog/2018/8/15/episode-10-reconnecting-with-your-roots

9.15.18: Project Voice has rebranded!

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Jan 18, 2017

We're 8 episodes in and there are plenty on the backend here ready to go! However, before I jump into releasing a preview of my next batch of episodes, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the work that I was able to create with my guest speakers so far. As unique and personal these narratives are, lot of the content in them are made to be relatable.

Project Voice is and will always be led by voices of Asian women living the American experience BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN that this Podcast is made to be exclusive. If you identify as an Asian/Asian American man or non-binary, a non-Asian person of color, or a human being who's interested in exploring self-identity, you are more than welcome to listen. Just because you are not part of my group of speakers, doesn't mean you can't listen or relate to our stories.

MISSION STATEMENT: Spearheaded by the voices of Asian/Asian American women, Project Voice is a podcast series dedicated to increasing visibility on issues that the Asian community has faced in the U.S. as well as providing a digital space where members can go to for guidance and resources.

Read our transcript here!: https://www.projectvoicepod.com/blog/2018/5/12/episode-9-who-is-project-voice-for

9.15.18: Project Voice has rebranded!

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Jan 11, 2017

We are going to take a break from our usual conversations over social justice and identity, and focus on concerns that everyone has navigating though the real world. I hope that this Podcast episode will be of great value, particularly to our younger audience who are going through their own college and post-grad life struggles. Tune in to hear what advice Linh and I have to share for those who are looking to find their own meanings of happiness and success. Topics that we will be covering include choosing your college major, tips on finding the right work culture that fits you, and working with the time you have outside of school and work. Also, don't miss out what juicy things we have to say about living our twenties so far!

Linh Le, Smith College '15, is a close friend of mine.😉 (Jess: aye, she wrote this) Originally from Vietnam, she went to the US when she was 16, and is currently working as a software developer in a financial firm in San Francisco. In college, she majored in Computer Science and minored in East Asian Literature and Languages (which she will tell you has no real value in the real world). When she's not working, she enjoys dancing and learning new things.

DID YOU KNOW that Project Voice was originally an idea conceived back in 2013-2014?  Yes, Linh was the person I invited to co-host Project Voice with at that time and that should say a lot. Having conversations with her in the past has greatly inspired and pushed me to grow as a person - more specifically, as a speaker on topics I care about. 

Read our transcript here!: https://www.projectvoicepod.com/blog/2018/8/15/episode-8-yours-20s-a-real-life-talk-on-college-and-post-grad-life

9.15.18: Project Voice has rebranded!

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Jan 4, 2017

Even within our community, queer Asians can sometimes be pushed aside from having their needs met. In this episode, my close friend Angela and I will be sharing our thoughts and opinions on some of the issues that the LGBTQIA community face in and outside Asian America.  What role does gender presentation have on how queerness is perceived? How do your gender and sexuality impact your relationship with race and religion? What are some resources and safe spaces that we can go to for guidance and solidarity? I hope that this episode will further more dialogues on the dynamics between queer culture and the Asian communities in the U.S. If you would like to continue this conversation in future episodes, please email me at projectvoiceaaw@gmail.com! I am currently seeking out for volunteers who are passionate about sharing their take on LGBQTIA issues.

Angela Y. Law is an aspiring educator, poet, and artist whose passion is finding beauty in people and places around her. She is a first generation Chinese Pacific American and college graduate. Read her work at: http://yutongthepoet.wordpress.com

She is also a dear friend of mine who I can never get tired of having conversations on social justice and identity issues with, so I'm very excited to have her voice finally being heard on my Podcast. We actually recorded this episode back when the series was starting out so we only got about 20 minutes' worth of content related to this topic. Again, if you're looking for ways to contribute to the queer Asian community, being a guest speaker of mine is one way of doing so!

Read our transcript here!: https://www.projectvoicepod.com/blog/2018/4/28/episode-7-asian-queer-and-proud

9.15.18: Project Voice has rebranded!

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