In Episode 6 of The Soul’s Work Podcast, Janice begins exploring the topic of experiencing life embodying the Asian female identity. Whether you identify as an Asian female or not, this discussion on internalizing the identities we inherit from the world, which ultimately shape our deepest self-beliefs, is relevant for anyone who wants to dig past the layers of socially-prescribed expectations and uncover their authentic selves.
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In this episode:
- How our inherited and adopted social identities can pose a challenge for our spiritual growth.
- Janice’s story on growing up as a second-generation Korean-Canadian, and experiencing “otherness” as an Asian.
- Stereotypes and expectations of “being an Asian female” — the impact and the vicious cycle.
- Why racial and gender identities, as social constructs, are actually not part of our essential, authentic selves.
- Uncovering “who she really is”: Janice shares what’s truly underneath her Asian female identity.
- Lara-Rose Duong’s Instagram post on Margaret Cho. And don’t forget to follow Lara-Rose @lararoseduong!
- “Mind Map: Asian Female Identity” (JaniceHoCreative.com)
- “‘We’re the geeks, the prostitutes’: Asian American actors on Hollywood’s barriers” (TheGuardian.com)
- “Episode 18: Talking Race w/Omono Okojie” (First of All Podcast)
- “Episode 11: Storytime: Minji’s Awkward Asian Fetish Audition” (First of All Podcast)
- “The Nature of Ego and Identity” (EckhartTolleNow.com)
- “The social construction of ‘RACE’ in the United States.” (Henry Johnson LR, Medium.com)
- “Sociology of Gender” (OtherSociologist.com)