We’re seeking episodes for the next season of "Self Evident," a podcast that challenges the narratives about where we're from, where we belong, and where we're going -- by presents character-driven, contemporary narratives about Asian Americans.
Our show will include listener stories, so if you've got a moving personal tale, we’ll do our best to amplify your voice and connect it to a greater dialogue about being Asian in the U.S.A.
...stories about being used as a “wedge” or “model minority” in a policy debate, a rift opening between friends, or that Facebook thread that went places you weren’t expecting. Asian Americans are often caught in a complicated racial web, and we want to dive headfirst into it. This could range from an experience with the current national debate over affirmative action to the intersection of Asian homeowners and NIMBY politics to that time you went to see Get Out and (...well, you tell us).
...stories about immigration, race, and the struggle to belong. The long history of Asian immigration to the U.S. continues today, and we want to investigate the unexpected, underrepresented layers of this experience. Examples might include the deportation of adoptees, the discovery of “paper sons” in a family’s background, racism between different Asian American communities, and the experiences that only multiracial people can describe.
...stories that challenge what “Asian American” even means, as this incredibly broad demographic continues to grow and reflect different experiences. Our show and the stories we present will uphold the most inclusive possible definition of this term, including people of Pacific Islander, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Central Asian heritage. If the characters in your story at all consider themselves Asian and the story takes place in the U.S., please get in touch :)
We believe that storytelling is an act of participation. Our mission is to help Asian Americans of all backgrounds become the subjects, authors, and decision-makers of their stories. By producing this show, we aim to bring the diversity of the fastest growing minority group in the country into focus, and create resources for Asian American storytellers to shape the ongoing narratives of life in our United States.