Episode 115: Fear of Going Outside: A Podcaster on Asian identity, Mental Health and Belonging

May 25, 2021 00:47:40
Episode 115: Fear of Going Outside: A Podcaster on Asian identity, Mental Health and Belonging
Into the Fold: Issues in Mental Health
Episode 115: Fear of Going Outside: A Podcaster on Asian identity, Mental Health and Belonging

May 25 2021 | 00:47:40

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Show Notes

The month of May happens to be both Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and Mental Health Month. The current period has been one of tragedy, hope and ongoing tension for Asians in the U.S. Since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in early 2020, Asians have been frequently scapegoated as bringers of contagion. More recently, a spate of violent attacks on Asian Americans has heightened their sense of vulnerability and brought issues of trauma to the forefront. For this episode of Into the Fold, we sought out comedienne Ivy Le, a second generation Vietnamese American podcaster, writer, performer and activist, to share her perspective on the status of Asian Americans in the year 2021 with a focus on the lessons this holds for those who care about mental health and building a more just and equitable future. Related links: Episode 101: Asian American Identity in the Time of COVID-19 https://hogg.utexas.edu/podcast-covid-19-and-asian-americans

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