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Self Evident: Asian America's Stories
Self Evident: Asian America's Stories
Self Evident Media

We tell Asian America's stories to go beyond being seen. As people of all backgrounds reckon with complex legacies of race, power, culture,... more

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Self Evident Presents: "Exploring Ancestral Grief" (by Grief, Collected)

America! The land of opportunity! And also, for so many, the ambiguous loss of immigration and uprooting a life and... more

18 Jan 2023 · 44 minutes
Self Evident Presents: "Arrival" (by VPM's Resettled)

The LahPai family’s arrival to Virginia from Myanmar was highly anticipated: the local resettlement agency prepped their home; the local... more

11 Jan 2023 · 32 minutes
Self Evident Presents: "Before They Were Your Parents" (by Immigrantly)

Today, we're sharing some work by our friends at Immigrantly, a weekly podcast that features deeply personal conversations about race,... more

05 Jan 2023 · 41 minutes
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Please take our listener survey to tell us what you think of Before Me! The survey is anonymous, takes 5... more

03 Jan 2023 · 1 minute
Before Me, Part 5: Birthday Card

Just before I gave birth to my daughter Acacia, I turned 36. And on my birthday my mom sent me... more

27 Dec 2022 · 17 minutes
Before Me, Part 4: Head of the House

At the moment my mom steps onto a small fishing boat off the coast of Cambodia, headed for a refugee... more

20 Dec 2022 · 31 minutes
Before Me, Part 3: Beautiful Country

Reunited with my cousin Lynn, my mom becomes a gold dealer to support her growing family — and realizes that... more

13 Dec 2022 · 28 minutes
Before Me, Part 2: Photograph

As the genocidal regime of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge takes hold of Cambodia, my mom and dad run... more

06 Dec 2022 · 36 minutes
Before Me, Part 1: Firstborn

When I became a parent, my mom flew across the country to help me take care of my firstborn child.... more

29 Nov 2022 · 27 minutes
Introducing "Before Me": A new series from Self Evident

Lisa Phu grew up telling a story about how her family left Cambodia as refugees, to start a new life... more

15 Nov 2022 · 2 minutes
Self Evident: Asian America's Stories
Self Evident Presents: "Exploring Ancestral Grief" (by Grief, Collected)
Self Evident: Asian America's Stories