Tagged: society

9/30/15 “I Am”

Finally (or unfortunately?), some one-on-one time. Brenda catches you up on self-employed life thus far, then shares her ideas about self-identity vs. career after college. What would you say when you begin the statement, “I am”? Do you use the word “aspiring” too much? Time to rethink and re-approach how you identify yourself to the world.

8/26/15 Vanessa Elizabeth (Wander Onwards)

Photo courtesy of wanderonwards.org
Photo courtesy of wanderonwards.org

Brenda talks to fellow twentysomething (and high school alumnus), Vanessa Elizabeth of the travel and lifestyle blog, Wander Onwards. Vanessa shares her early feelings of finding something better, just how the hell did she end up living in China, and just a few of the struggles of living abroad. They then discuss feeling unsafe in America vs. other countries, and the wealth of tips for cheap traveling. Also, OF COURSE, she talks about the insanely viral article “23 Things To Do Other Than Getting Married Before You’re 23” she wrote, and the aftermath that followed (spoiler alert: death threats).  Get inspired to step out of your comfort zone!

WHERE TO FOLLOW VANESSA :
www.wanderonwards.org
FB: Wander Onwards
TWITTER: @wanderonwards
INSTAGRAM: @wanderonwards

7/22/15 Jenny Yang

Photo by Jim Selda, NBC News
Photo by Jim Selda, NBC News

Brenda sits with Jenny Yang: comedian and writer, producer of Dis/orient/ed Comedy, co-host of Angry Asian America, and all-around badass. Jenny shares some experiences from her youth that helped shape the person she is today, the quarter-life crisis that she muscled through leading up to a career transition, and what it really means to be an artist.

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6/30/15 Dealing with Negativity

Fight those demons!
Fight those demons!

Brenda shares her experience of two types of negative people in the world, and gives advice on how to handle them–so you don’t become one yourself. Also having made the leap to self-employment, she encourages you to no longer be afraid!

02/05/15 The Dark Side of Unemployment

Two episodes ago, Brenda talked about the Value of Unemployment, highlighting the unmentioned benefits to being unemployed for a time. Today’s episode, she explores the not-so-happy stuff, and the common feelings of dejection and poor self-worth one has when searching for work. But with every dark tunnel comes a light at the end!

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11/21/14 The Value of Unemployment

Brenda gives a quick spiel about the changing value of unemployment, the doors that unemployment can do for someone, and motivating yourself to follow your dreams. DO IT!

10/16/14 Cultural Burden

Imagine some heavy weights on me or something.
Imagine some invisible weights on me or something.

Today’s episode covers Brenda’s perspective on being a 2nd generation immigrant, and what it feels to bear a cultural / child of immigrants’ burden, especially in today’s society. Hopefully this sheds some light on the subject and lifts the weight off the shoulders of some people!

9/29/14 Funemployed, Again

Rise and shine, mofuckas.
Rise and shine, mofuckas.

Happy Monday, everybody! Brenda embarks on a rather familiar journey of her life: (f)unemployment. She goes into detail of what happened, and dissects the fresh thought process that went through her head in the hours afterward. The question still remains: what’s the next step?

1/24/14 Race Talk pt. 1: Stereotypes

Brenda talks about her trip to Chicago, then discusses (for the first time) her opinion on stereotypes, and how to inadvertently start a race war on Facebook! Obviously there is much more to talk about, so this is the first of an on-going series. [Intro song: Lorde – “Team”]

11/6/13 The Postgrad Dilemma pt. 3 (AKA I Still Hate Facebook)

Brenda takes it back to the postgrad dilemma series by talking about a huge part of having a quarter-life crisis: loneliness. She talks about how social media exacerbates feelings of loneliness, how stupid Facebook can be, and being alone vs. being lonely. Also a personal confession!

Also, the aforementioned video for extra credit:
The Innovation of Loneliness by Shimi Cohen

The Innovation of Loneliness from Shimi Cohen on Vimeo.