In a world where all people strive to be seen and understood, invisibility can be demoralizing, damaging, and dangerous. Asian Americans have long experienced marginalization as a model minority (myth) - a quiet, hardworking, and subservient community that stays low-key, obedient and committed to the grindstone. In this week's episode, Minji sits down with the co-founders of the Asian Hustle Network, Bryan Pham and Maggie Chui, to dive into how their passion project turned full-time job aims to dismantle the bamboo ceiling in the media, corporate, and entrepreneurial world. They also talk about how their growing community and increasingly louder voice coincides with the anti-Asian violence that has surged in the COVID era. As many Asians struggle with the pain of internalized racism and heightened fear of hate crimes, our stories and voices take a new significance. Together they share their successes, struggles, intentions, and strategies on how to make more spaces to empower the unseen and show up for others.
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