Tagged: story

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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03/30/15 Edricdale Silla

Edricdale Silla, photo courtesy of Classy Deer
Edricdale Silla, photo courtesy of Classy Deer Productions

Brenda sits down with friend and former classmate, Edricdale Silla and catch up on life since graduation. They remember the days of art classes, and how exactly did Edric find his passion for film, editing, and most importantly, storytelling (those days of online RPing!). He shares his personal experiences of an unhappy job, the physical toll it had on him, the incredible turnaround that followed after, and some blunt but invaluable advice he has for twenty-somethings (and up!).

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12/25/13 Christmas Quickie!

You can't always pretend to enjoy the holidays.
You can’t always pretend to enjoy the holidays.

Holiday quickie! Brenda whips out the mic to talk about Christmas music and retells the story of when she stopped believing in Santa. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

4/17/13 Episode 2: Birthday Edition

Having just celebrated another year of turning older, Brenda shares her worst birthday ever, discusses why women hate age, then tells the tale of her 21st birthday. [Intro song: Stevie Wonder – “Happy Birthday”]