Episodes
“#representationmatters” Susie Gamez is Canadian by birth, Korean by heritage, married to a Mexican and currently lives in Long Beach, California. She is a gifted leader who breaks the mold and brings a wealth of experience working in multi-ethnic spaces. LEARN MORE ABOUT SUSIE www.Susiegamez.com IG: @susiekgamez Stay connected with me on Instagram: @vivmabuni + @somedayisherepodcast Twitter: @vivmabuni www.vivianmabuni.com Credits Sound Engineer: Aaron Kretzman of Phos Studios Music:...
Published 04/28/20
Published 04/28/20
“Wherever you go, there you are” Jensine Lee’s grandfather escaped the Cultural Revolution in China and became a leader in San Francisco. She shares about legacy, leadership, and learning inside and outside of Asian spaces. LEARN MORE ABOUT JENSINE IG: @jensane + @penandpagegals Stay connected with me on Instagram: @vivmabuni + @somedayisherepodcast Twitter: @vivmabuni www.vivianmabuni.com Credits Sound Engineer: Aaron Kretzman of Phos Studios Music: Joseph Patrick of Passion Net...
Published 04/21/20
“The Other Side of The Story” Judy Wu Dominick shares the evolution of her ethnic journey--from understanding more of her parents traumatic experiences in Taiwan and confronting her own anti-black prejudice, to learning what racial reconciliation really looks like. LEARN MORE ABOUT Judy Wordpress: https://www.lifereconsidered.com Twitter: @judydominick Instagram: @judy.dominick Stay connected with me on Instagram: @vivmabuni + @somedayisherepodcast Twitter:...
Published 04/14/20
“I Don’t Belong Here” Anjuli Paschall shares an honest and authentic conversation about searching her story, exploring her ethnic journey, and the tension of finding belonging in white spaces more than Asian American circles. She is an author and creator of The Moms We Love Club. LEARN MORE ABOUT ANJULI IG: @lovealways.anjuli @themomsweloveclub https://www.anjulipaschall.com/book https://www.themomsweloveclub.com/ Stay connected with me on Instagram: @vivmabuni +...
Published 04/07/20
“The Souls of Asian Folks” Writer and speaker Angie Hong shares the sentiments of the late W.E.B. DuBois in identifying the course of her ethnic journey, navigating double consciousness, and leading when you feel like the “token minority”. LEARN MORE ABOUT ANGIE IG: @angiekayhong Twitter: @angiekayhong Website: :www.angiekayhong.com Stay connected with me on Instagram: @vivmabuni + @somedayisherepodcast Twitter: @vivmabuni www.vivianmabuni.com Credits Sound Engineer: Aaron Kretzman of...
Published 03/31/20
“I am not a Virus!” Eugene Cho, Judy Wu Dominick, Helen Lee, and Seana Reavis join Vivan for a conversation about what is going on in the Asian American community as the world reacts to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about our guests: Website: Eugenecho.com Twitter: @EugeneCho IG: @eugenecho Eugene’s Book new book, “Thou Shalt Not Be A Jerk” Twitter: @helenleebooks Instagram: @helenleebooks Facebook: @helenleeprofile www.helenleebooks.com IG: @judy.dominick Lifereconsidered.com Twitter:...
Published 03/24/20
“Am I a ‘real asian’? This week we are joined by the brilliant Ted Talk presenter Liz Kleinrock, an award winning teacher, writer, presenter and Korean American adoptee. She shares the challenges of imposter syndrome on her ethnic journey, principles of leadership, and the importance of including Asian American voices in conversations about diversity. Learn more about Liz https://www.teachandtransform.org/ Instagram: @teachandtransform Stay connected with me on Instagram: @vivmabuni +...
Published 03/17/20
There is power in story. Dorina Lazo Gilmore Young is the granddaughter of Filipion-Hawaiian-Chinese and Italian immigrants. She is an author, mother, runner and through her life story helps people live “the next chapter”. Learn more about Dorina www.DorinaGilmore.com www.DorinaKidsBooks.com Facebook: Dorina Lazo Gilmore, Author Instagram: @DorinaGilmore Twitter: @DorinaGilmore Pinterest: @DorinaGilmore Stay connected with me on Instagram: @vivmabuni +...
Published 03/10/20
Nothing can replace a conversation in real life. LOVED every moment with the season 1 and season 2 guests who participated in the Someday Is Here Live Event last month on February 22nd. We enjoyed a conversation around a coffee table and reflected on what it meant to be in an all asian event setting, our hopes for the up and coming leaders, and why this space is so important. I hope you were able to see some of the photos from the day. Check out @somedayisherepodcast for highlights. Let me...
Published 03/03/20
Loved my conversation with Tracey Gee as we covered so many important topics about being an Asian American woman leader.. We talked about struggling with fitting in and also about some of the great asian values we add to the greater good in society. As we talked about leadership, Tracey shared about how she uses the Strengths Finder to help develop women in leadership through identifying their strengths and unique contributions. Her passion for coaching and consulting is so evident through...
Published 02/25/20
Jennifer Chung went from recording a makeshift Youtube cover to Alicia Keys in 2007 to now recording her own original songs listened by hundreds of thousands of people. Jennifer takes the road less traveled and we get to see a glimpse of how she got there. She shares with us the hard truth that when we’re financially independent we get to make our own decisions regardless of what others may think. Learn more about Jennifer http://jenniferchung.com Instagram: @jenniferjchung Twitter:...
Published 02/25/20
Our host Vivian highlights favorite moments from Season 1, what she's looking forward to in Season 2, and details on our first ever Someday is Here Live Event. SIGN UP TODAY: https://www.vivianmabuni.com/someday-is-here-conf
Published 02/25/20
Jenny Yang’s work on political campaigns and international affairs started in DC. Now she is the VP of Advocacy and Policy at World Relief. She explores the tension of assimilation and amplification in our ethnic journey. Jenny shares about how she navigates balancing family and her work traveling advocating for immigrants and refugees. Learn more about Jenny Twitter: @JennyYangWR + @WorldRelief Instagram: @JennyYang318 Facebook: @JennyHwangYang Stay connected with me on Instagram:...
Published 12/03/19
Nikki shares her journey as a Japanese-American woman in high level leadership roles. A gifted leader, co-author of More than Serving Tea, and one of Christianity Today’s 40 under 40, she shares about how her and her family’s experiences have fueled her passion and drive for social justice. Learn more about Nikki Twitter: @ntoyamaszeto Stay connected with me on Instagram: @vivmabuni + @somedayisherepodcast Twitter: @vivmabuni www.vivianmabuni.com Credits Sound Engineer: Aaron Kretzman of...
Published 11/19/19
Victoria Park is currently an actress on CW’s The Flash. As an actress and filmmaker, she is comfortable behind and in front of the camera. She shares her surprising journey into the entertainment industry and her gratitude for those who paved the way before her. Learn more about Victoria Instagram: @heybvp Facebook: @heybvp Twitter: @heybvp IMDb: Victoria Park Stay connected with me on Instagram: @vivmabuni + @somedayisherepodcast Twitter: @vivmabuni www.vivianmabuni.com Credits Sound...
Published 11/12/19
Kat Lee is an author and speaker. In her powerful story she shares the feelings of loss and what can be found. Kat’s journey is an important reminder that it is never too late to uncover your story. Learn more about Kat: Instagram: @hellokatlee Facebook: @hellomornings HelloMornings.org Stay connected with me on Instagram: @vivmabuni + @somedayisherepodcast Twitter: @vivmabuni www.vivianmabuni.com Credits Sound Engineer: Aaron Kretzman of Phos Studios Music: Joseph Patrick of Passion Net...
Published 11/05/19
In 2004, Diane’s eldest son was diagnosed with autism at 18 months which triggered profound personal, professional and spiritual crises. She is disability ministry consultant, speaker, and author. Diane unpacks the importance of truly trusting in your voice. Learn more about Diane Instagram: @DianeDokko Facebook: @DianeDokkoKim http://www.dianedokkokim.com Stay connected with me on Instagram: @vivmabuni + @somedayisherepodcast Twitter: @vivmabuni www.vivianmabuni.com Credits Sound...
Published 10/29/19
Dorcas Cheng-Tonzun is a Silicon Valley native who has lived in China, Hong Kong and Kenya. An award-winning writer and former columnist for Inc.com she shares her experience of living abroad, its impact on navigating her ethnic journey, and discovering what it means to belong. Learn more about Dorcas Twitter: @dorcas_ct Instagram: @dorcas_ct Facebook: @dorcasct www.chengtozun.com Stay connected with me on Instagram: @vivmabuni + @somedayisherepodcast Twitter:...
Published 10/22/19
Helen Lee is an award-winning author and writer. She is the Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives for InterVarsity Press. In this conversation, she shares a memory from the 6th grade that became a defining moment in the ethnic journey. Learn more about Helen Twitter: @helenleebooks Instagram: @helenleebooks Facebook: @helenleeprofile www.helenleebooks.com Stay connected with me on Instagram: @vivmabuni + @somedayisherepodcast Twitter:...
Published 10/16/19
We've updated our name! You may have noticed somethings have changed around here. Take a listen on the reasoning behind the name change, glad to have you HERE with us!
Published 10/15/19
Whitney is a first generation Hmong American wife, mom, actress, and photographer. In this conversation, she shares the nuances of Hmong culture and tradition, her ethnic journey, and teaches us about the “Secret War”. You’ll want to take notes for her favorite comfort food!
Published 10/01/19
Kathy has the ability to articulate her journey in an insightful and inspiring way. With clarity, and even humor, she identifies injustice and shares history of her Korean heritage. In our conversation, she explains the power of culture formed by the connection between food and language, and the loss felt when we can’t understand the “mother tongue”. Learn more about Kathy Instagram: @mskathykhang www.facebook.com/kathykhangauthor www.kathykhang.com Stay connected with me on Instagram:...
Published 09/24/19
Michelle opens up about her experience growing up as the “token Asian American” in most circles. Then, attending the University of California-Irvine, where the majority culture looked like her--causing her to question her value and identity. Michelle shares how she uses life experiences, such as the recent birth of her son, to incorporate and share about Korean culture. I especially appreciate her willingness to unpack the challenges she faced with her parents for marrying her husband, who is...
Published 09/17/19
Ruth Chou Simons, author of Gracelaced, shares about how she sees beauty and truth through her every day life. From name pronunciation to Asian school lunches, she shares her experience from being born in Taiwan to what it was like growing up in New Mexico. She discusses leadership skills to help you to lead out of freedom instead of being performance driven. Ruth is a refreshing reminder of how no matter where you are in your life stage that we are all still a work in progress. Connect with...
Published 09/09/19