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Beyond the Couch Ep 44: Cultural Code-Switching

This week, Sam, Christie, and Diana get together to chat about code-switching as an Asian-American and how moving between the different spaces of work, home, and social life bring out various aspects of their identity in each situation. They reminisce about flexing between school and home during their childhoods and trying to fit in as kids (shout out to Christie’s Limited Too glitter horse pants!), while observing how much has changed since then. They discuss how tricky it can still be to balance one’s cultural values and professional life, especially in white-dominated workplaces, and the unique challenges of navigating family obligations while living in the US.