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Can anyone say they’ve fulfilled their parents’ dream for them almost to perfection? What an amazing accomplishment. Listen to Jamie Chan tell her story of growing up in a warm and nurturing family where she is influenced by a dad with a defini
Would a 14-year-old daughter join her mom for a podcast conversation? We are thrilled Summer Yang joined her mom, Vanessa Yang, for this episode of Let’s Have This Conversation. This season we are featuring mother and daughter relationships so
How do you become your own person? How do you give yourself permission to accept being confused about your identity? For a unique perspective on these questions, listen to our conversation with Dr. Laureen Chew who offers profound and practical
We lead off the season with mother-daughter duo, Lil Hom and Rhea Wong. Dorinda and Jane are excited to welcome them to the conversation because we want to hear about their special relationship. When Lil talks about Rhea, we hear how she is sup
This season, our conversations will be with mothers and daughters and sisters. We'll be talking about how being a 2nd generation mom, daughter or sister influenced their lives. 
Emmy So describes growing up in Portland, Oregon. She felt the loneliness of growing up straddling 2 cultures and not fitting into a typical Asian stereotype. After college, Emmy's careers range from interior design and construction to her curr
Stacey describes her experiences growing up in Fremont, California. Both of her parents immigrated from Hong Kong but met in the United States. Her multi-generational household included her paternal and maternal grandmothers. Stacey tells of he
Grace talks about wanting to fit in to American culture as a young person and how in adulthood she is beginning to explore more of her Taiwanese heritage: Grace's parents both came to the U.S. from Taiwan.  She also discusses her strong relatio
The story Cindy Molloy shares of growing up in a Chinese American immigrant family is certain to resonate with many women who grew up with parents who immigrated from China. Her family owned and operated a Chinese restaurant, and she experience
Shirley Ng shares her story and also tells Cherie and Dorinda about her parents' journey to the US and experiences starting life in a new country where they had very limited finances and didn't speak the language. Shirley recounts her own exper
Angela Zhang shares her story about growing up in Seattle and then moving to the East Coast for college and now medical school: she is currently studying at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Angela has given much thought to living a
Muriel Kao shares her story about being a third-generation Chinese-American woman growing up in Hawaii, and then moving to California, as well as living for a time in Hong Kong. Muriel, who is now in her 80s, discusses what it was like growing
Mai Li shares her story about being born in the US but spending her formative years in Hong Kong, always with an eye to returning to the US, which she did for college, and never left. Mai fully embraces her Chinese and American identities and t
Dorinda and Cherie were very honored to get to speak to Martha Wong. Now in her 80s, Martha, a second generation Chinese American, shares her life journey from her family's experiences in the segregated South to becoming a groundbreaking city a
In this episode, second-generation Chinese American woman Karen Lew-Tom tells her story to Dorinda and Cherie.
This is part 2 of 2, of Jeanne Lew's story, where we discuss how she overcame the challenges of a strict and unsupportive upbringing to arrive at a fulfilling and successful self-styled life.
This is part one (of two) of Jeanne Lew's story. We tell the story of how Jeanne overcame significant family pressure and criticism to successfully strike out on her own.
Second generation Chinese American women share their stories through interviews, one woman at a time, with cohosts Dorinda Wong and Cherie. Because through sharing we inspire courage and strength in each other.
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