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Tag: identity

Apr 20
Beyond the Couch Ep 22: Making A Name for Yourself with Shanni Liang

This week, Sam, Diana and Christie chat with Shanni Liang, LCSW, about her name story. Shanni shares how her name evolved through her emigration from China to the U.S., and how she explored different parts of herself by experimenting with her name as an adult. Together, they discuss how we can relate to our name […]

Mar 30
Beyond the Couch Ep 19: Developing Healthy Asian Identity with Dr. Michelle Chung

This week, Sam chats with Dr. Michelle Chung about the development of healthy Asian American identity. Together they discuss the subconscious impacts of internalized racism, the model minority myth, and avoiding shame. Dr. Chung offers guidance in combating comparison culture and low self-esteem through acceptance, celebration and intentional parenting. A clinical psychologist based in New […]

Mar 23
Beyond the Couch Ep 18: Asian Name Trauma & Reclamation with Jieun Ko

This week, Christie chats with Jieun Ko about her story of reclaiming her name. Jieun discusses how her name was appropriated as ‘Chi’ as a child, and how her reclamation took place alongside the rise of Asian representation in media, anti-Asian hate and the Atlanta spa shootings, and through her own work in therapy. Inspired […]

Jun 22
COVID-19, Racism, and Bias

“Chinese virus” Do you have the Corona? Go back to China. I’m going to stop eating Chinese food, so I don’t get sick. A repair man refused to come into my home. I was let go of my babysitting job due to their worries about COVID-19. …I approached her and said, without introducing my name, […]