Yellow Glitter
Yellow Glitter
Aug 14, 2019
#2: Growing up Asian and Gay in America, and Feeling "Not Good Enough"
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We’re on the second episode!   This week, we dive INTO it with my stories of growing up Asian and gay in America, the feelings of not good enough perpetuated by people and society, and how to overcome it with some insights and compassion.   I go into detail about:
  • Growing up as a 2nd generation immigrant child in the white suburbs of West Covina
  • Being friends with other westernized Asians
  • My traumatic experiences with my Asian heritage in school
  • Navigating life knowing more English than my mom in elementary school
  • Statistics of bilingual languages in America
  • Why being bilingual is pretty amazing
  • Examples of early integration of foreign languages in other countries
  • Same-sex partnerships in Asia
  • Getting caught looking at gay porn
  • Trying to commit suicide during high school
  • Distancing myself from my Asian heritage in college
  • Coming out in college
  • Dating rice queens
  • How to work through the feelings of not enough-ness
  • Overcoming blame
  I’d love to hear from you and you can send me your thoughts via email at   So much love for you and I’ll talk to you later. Ciao. ♥️   References from the show:   You can follow me at: Instagram ( YouTube ( Weekly Newsletter (
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