ABG - AsianBossGirl

ABG - AsianBossGirl

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A podcast for the modern day Asian American woman hosted by Melody Cheng, Helen Wu, and Janet Wang. We started this podcast as an outlet for topics we are interested in, and for sharing stories we have as 20-30 something yr. old Asian American women worki


50: Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby
Dec 5 • 51 min
We touched (pun intended) on sex a bit in Season 1 on Episode 5: 20 Something Girls vs. 30 Something Women (Part II Sex & Dating), but this time we go deep (pun was not intended, but now it is). Sex is a loaded topic, and for many of Asian cultural…
49: The One Where Helen Gets Engaged
Nov 28 • 52 min
Alright y’all! We know you’ve been waiting for this one for a while now!! The one where our ABG, Helen, gets engaged!! We bring on a very special guest, her fiancé. You first heard his voice on the podcast when we recorded the Yappie episode (Ep 30). If…
48: How to Own Your Insecurities
Nov 21 • 49 min
Insecurities. From the outside, it can seem like the three of us are fairly put together. But I can assure you that we are.. not. Talking about our failures & our insecurities on this podcast is sometimes hard for us, but we know that when we allow…
47: Back to School with ABG!
Nov 14 • 69 min
We’re BACK with season 5, and literally TO SCHOOL at Helen’s alma mater, Boston College, for a speaking event at the moment this episode is being released! Listen in as we re-cap our “summer break” since season 4 - from ballin’ it up for charity, to live…
46: Assumptions, ABG edition!
Aug 8 • 48 min
ABGs and ABBs — we have reached the end of Season 4!! Y’all have stuck with us for FOUR whole seasons now. It’s safe to say that you probably have some assumptions about us! “Does recording ABG only take one take?!?” “Do we ever fight?!” “Is there one…
45: You have Questions, we have Answers!
Aug 1 • 36 min
It’s that time of the season when we bring back … Q&A! The three of us feel so fortunate to have you all a part of our journey building this podcast & can’t believe another season is almost coming to an end! With only one episode left in season 4, we…
44: Mental Health with Christine Chen
Jul 25 • 64 min
Mental Health is a topic that we frequently receive requests to talk about on this podcast. As Asian Americans, mental health is, without question, a taboo topic and one that is often dismissed and/or feared. Discussions about health and wellness are on…
43: Working Women Working Out [Our Fitness Journey]
Jul 18 • 40 min
Now that summer is upon us, what’s been on the top of our minds other than cold boba drinks, summer travel plans, beach, sun and fun?? Getting that beach body ready for all of the above! Fitness is a journey and one that can begin at any point in our…
42: The Grey Zone
Jul 11 • 46 min
Some call it post grad life, others call it the Grey Zone. Whatever you call it, it’s an unpredictable time in your life that you feel you aren’t “prepared” for; the feeling of being in a slump, that your life can (and should) turn at any point. For us,…
41: From AIM to IG: Staying Social Through the Ages
Jul 5 • 38 min
From AIM in the 90s to Xanga and Myspace in the early 2000s to Instagram today, social media has evolved and now-a-days, is ever pervasive in our daily (if not hourly) lives. In this episode, we reminisce about everything from screen names to handles,…
40: Single and Ready to… Marry?
Jun 27 • 56 min
Ah.. the ever continuous discussion of dating (or, lack thereof). For anyone else in their post-collegiate, 30s+ stage in life, this one’s for you! We talk about the sweet spot between our 20s and 30s, where we’re no longer in a low-stakes college…
39: Dealing with Imposter Syndrome
Jun 20 • 39 min
Imposter Syndrome - a state of insecurity & self doubt about one’s ability and/or achievements, believing they are due to luck or having successfully deceived others into thinking they are smarter or more capable than they really are. It’s a prevalent…
38: In Honor of Father’s Day - AsianBossDads
Jun 13 • 52 min
In honor of Father’s Day, we are focusing this week’s episode on the father figures in our lives. We share our relationships with each of our fathers and father figures, discussing everything from who they are as people to what we have inherited from them…
37: 36 Questions to Fall in Love (Part II)
Jun 6 • 43 min
Did you enjoy our very first episode of Season 4, 36 Questions to Fall in Love (Part I)?? If you did, trust us — you’ll enjoy this Part II continuation, maybe even more. As with any progression of lists that build up to a climax, these topic get deeper…
36: The Menstrual Movement with Nadya Okamoto
May 31 • 54 min
May 28th is Menstrual Hygiene Day. We celebrated by sitting down for a conversation with Nadya Okamoto, a 21 year old social entrepreneur, activist, Chief Brand Officer, and speaker for The Menstrual Movement, the power of Generation Z, and youth…
35: 36 Questions to Fall in Love (Part I)
May 23 • 48 min
Anddddd….we’re back! Season 4, we out here! Returning with an intimate episode where we go through the exercise brought to fame by NY Times Article “The 36 Questions That Lead to Love” by Daniel Jones. The activity is based on psychology studies that…
34: Reflections & Resolutions
Jan 31 • 45 min
It’s been such an amazing journey of shared stories and building a small ABG/ABB community with y’all. As we near the end of the first month of 2019, we reflect on our 2018 conclusions, touch upon our 2019 resolutions, and cringe/celebrate how we’ve been…
33: Mastering the Art of Adulting
Jan 24 • 41 min
Whether you’re still in college and applying for an apartment for the first time, 27 and figuring your shit out after that quarter life crisis, OR in your 30’s and you’re starting a family…we’re constantly trying to master the art of adulting. In this…
32: What They Don’t Tell You About Giving Birth
Jan 17 • 51 min
Babies, babies, babies…in the last episode of Season 1 “Episode 12: Labor of Love” we focused on the topic of babies! We fantasized about what it would be like to have children - from pregnancy, to labor, to the process of raising them. But because none…
31: Questions from our Listeners!
Jan 10 • 34 min
What’s a season without a Q & A episode? With season 3 more than half way through, we’ve continued to receive encouraging messages & engaging questions. Due to the nature of our work schedules, we don’t have the capacity to answer every question (but we…
30: Pursuit of Yappiness
Dec 20, 2018 • 48 min
What is a “Yappie”? Some would say it’s the epitome of the model minority myth. Others would argue there’s nothing wrong with it. In today’s episode, we’ll explore the definition and effects of a “yappie” life with a special guest who has created an…
29: Asian Women - Do We Fit the Stereotypes?
Dec 13, 2018 • 34 min
Whether it’s the color of our skin, the job title on our LinkedIn, or the city we answer when someone asks us where we are from, each of these aspects of identity are an opportunity for someone to assume other traits about us. In this episode, we discuss…
28: The One About Friendships
Nov 29, 2018 • 39 min
Friendships. One of the most important elements in our lives. From the people you go out with on Friday nights to the individuals you can always depend on during tough times…some can say our friends are AS important as family. From a young age, we are…
27: Thankful, Now!
Nov 22, 2018 • 29 min
Happy Thanksgiving from the AsianBossGirl team! It’s been over a year now since we’ve started this podcast journey, and we fully recognize that we would not be here without the incredible talents and support of our team (Philip Wang, Kihong Lee, Eric…
26: Modern Day Dating - Am I Doing This Right?
Nov 15, 2018 • 42 min
Dating in in today’s world of apps and social media…where do we begin?! In this episode, we talk through the process of meeting someone (hello, dating apps hell), texting etiquette and strategies, catching (and blocking) feels, defining the relationship…
25: ABM- AsianBossMoms
Nov 8, 2018 • 32 min
Before ABG, there was ABM: Asian Boss Moms. In today’s episode, we talk about our mothers’ specific journeys to the west. Their stories help define who we are as individuals/daughters/sons and provide the context of how we were raised, our values/morals,…
24: Periods & Poop
Nov 1, 2018 • 42 min
Periods and poop — natural conditions of every woman’s body, yet topics that are not commonly discussed publicly. From tampons to PMS, and cultural remedies to sex on your period, we share our varying experiences and tips. And when it comes to poop, we…
23: Home-Coming
Oct 25, 2018 • 37 min
Hello, hello! We are BACK with another fun-filled season PACKed with juicy episodes, a few guest speakers near and dear to our hearts (ABMs!) and other topics that we’ve gathered from YOU (our listeners). The three of us have had quite an eventful summer,…
22: Asian American Women in Media
May 17, 2018 • 27 min
As a podcast focused on the perspective of modern day Asian American women, we thought it would be fitting to dedicate an episode to highlighting the Asian women who have influenced us. We talk about Asian American women of today and also reminisce about…
21: Q & A
May 10, 2018 • 40 min
We’re back with another Q&A episode! We’ve been getting an overwhelming amount of messages, emails, and DMs from you all, and it’s been super encouraging for our team to read every morning (thank you!) As much as all the messages reassures us this podcast…
20: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
May 4, 2018 • 45 min
Breakups are never easy. They’re confusing, hurtful, lonely, empty, infuriating, and aren’t the same for any two people. No matter how many times you’ve experienced a breakup, it never gets easier. These days, what we see on Instagram and other social…
19: Does Your Personality Fit My Vagina?
Apr 26, 2018 • 37 min
First dates - whether your last one was years ago, months ago, or just last week, everyone has his or her own rules and ways of handling them. Do you prefer to be asked out or would you rather be the one asking? What do you notice and remember about the…
18: The Pussyhat Project with Krista Suh
Apr 19, 2018 • 51 min
Did you know that the person responsible for the pink hats at The Women’s Marches is an Asian American woman in her 30s? Welcome fellow AsianBossGirl - Krista Suh, a feminist, an artist, a Hollywood screenwriter, the creator of The Pussyhat Project and…
17: Does Your Personality Fit Your Career?
Apr 5, 2018 • 39 min
Have you ever taken the time to really think about who you are and how you operate? What are your strengths? Your weaknesses? Choosing a career that is not a fit for your personality is likely to leave you feeling unhappy and apathetic. If you don’t know…
16: Relationships- Fighting The Not So Good Fight
Mar 29, 2018 • 33 min
Every relationship, whether we like to admit it or not, has its problems. How can we work through issues with our significant other in a way that helps versus hurts the relationship? Is problem solving language a thing? Is it ok to vent to friends about…
15: Time to Get Skin-timate
Mar 22, 2018 • 30 min
For us three ladies, the strongest transition for self-care, particularly related to hair and skincare, happened between our 20s and 30s. From a bar of soap, to drug store products, to multiple steps in our nightly skin care regimen, we’ve become less…
14: What’s Yo Zodiac Sign?! (What?!)
Mar 15, 2018 • 33 min
Zodiac signs - accurate or too “woo woo” for you? What is your sign and do you think the profile is accurate? Get to know us better as we identify each of our signs and discuss the associated characteristics. Are you a dreamer Pisces like Mel? People…
13: Fuckboi Part 2 With Special Guests!
Mar 8, 2018 • 39 min
One of our most popular topics from Season 1 is back for another round of discussion. In Episode 2: Fuckboi - The Modern Day Player, we offered a female perspective on this topic. This time, we have some special guests to rep the 20s and 30s male…
12: Labor of Love
Dec 7, 2017 • 38 min
As a natural progression from our last episode, we think it is fitting to talk about…BABIES! Like weddings, there are a handful of women (&men) who envision what it’s like to have children- from being pregnant, the process of naming them to the hardest…
11: Wedding Fantasies and Ceremony Realities
Nov 30, 2017 • 35 min
Many women grow up fantasizing about the day they will get married - what their dress will look like, what type of ring they want, and where the venue will be. Or maybe you are one of those women who never thought about these aspects of your future and…
10: A’s to your Q’s
Nov 16, 2017 • 34 min
We’ve reached double digits!! Here’s to episode 10!! This episode is dedicated to all of our listeners who’ve left comments on our social platforms and asianbossgirl.com website. We know it takes effort to draft something and hit send, so thank you, thank…
9: Work Life Balance- It Ain’t Easy!
Nov 9, 2017 • 34 min
A topic that is very relevant for young working professionals, especially those living in major cities (like LA, SF, or NY) where social demands can be very high, is work life balance. How are we expected to not only maintain, but “succeed” in all of…
8: The One Where Mel Gets a Boo
Nov 2, 2017 • 32 min
In past episodes, our youngest ABG, Mel, has griped with us about the struggles of dating when you’re looking for something serious, and the patience and restraint it takes to wait for that special someone. Well…it has happened! Mel has met a serious boo!…
7: ABBBG - Asian Beauty, Boobie, and Booty Goals
Oct 26, 2017 • 27 min
As Asian women, we typically feel pressures to conform to society’s westernized beauty standards based on gender and race. From the shade of our skin to the size of our eyes, we are often scrutinized by family and media when we don’t fit into the mold of…
6: 20 Something Girls vs. 30 Something Women (Part III Life Commitments)
Oct 20, 2017 • 17 min
In the last episode of our three part series: 20 Something Girls vs. 30 Something Women, we discuss some examples of major life commitments that occur during those critical years - from moving in with your S.O., to considering home buying. We kick things…
5: 20 Something Girls vs. 30 Something Women (Part II Sex & Dating)
Oct 12, 2017 • 20 min
How does dating differ when a woman is in her 20s versus her 30s? Are you attracted to different qualities as you get older? Does your type change? How does your approach to interacting with guys of different ages change? How is sex different in your 20s…
4: 20 Something Girls vs. 30 Something Women (Part I Careers)
Oct 6, 2017 • 20 min
For most of us, the 20s are our first decade operating in the adult world without the safety net and structure of parents and school curriculum. By our 30s, we have spent a decade adulting (or trying to) and figuring out our place in the world. Typically,…
3: Wax On Wax Off
Sep 29, 2017 • 28 min
As women, we participate in many self care routines. One of the most popular, but also least discussed amongst young Asian American women, is waxing…down there. Do you wax? Are you currently a non-waxer wanting to learn more? Let us guide you through the…
2: Fuckboi - The Modern Day Player
Sep 22, 2017 • 22 min
Whether you call him a fuckboi, a player, or a playboy, every girl has encountered at least one, or knows someone close to her who has. In today’s app-enabled dating society, the fuckboi seems to be everywhere. What exactly is a fuckboi and how do you…
1: ABG - What’s In A Name?
Sep 22, 2017 • 15 min
Welcome to ABG, a podcast for the modern day Asian American woman. It’s our first episode! Join us for our first time behind the mics as we talk about what this is, who we are, and why we’re doing this. Why did we decide to name our podcast ABG? Listen to…
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