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ABG - AsianBossGirl

Melody Cheng, Helen Wu, and Janet Wang

A podcast for the modern day Asian American woman hosted by Melody Cheng, Helen Wu, and Janet Wang. We started this podcast as an outlet for topics we are interested in, and for sharing stories we have as 20-30 something yr. old Asian American women...Show More
Episode 36: The Menstrual Movement with Nadya Okamoto

54:53 | May 31st

May 28th is Menstrual Hygiene Day. We celebrated by sitting down for a conversation with Nadya Okamoto, a 21 year old social entrepreneur, activist, Chief Brand Officer, and speaker for The Menstrual Movement, the power of Generation Z, and youth act...Show More
Episode 30: Pursuit of Yappiness

48:00 | Dec 21st, 2018

What is a "Yappie"? Some would say it's the epitome of the model minority myth. Others would argue there's nothing wrong with it. In today's episode, we'll explore the definition and effects of a "yappie" life with a special guest who has created an ...Show More
Episode 46: Assumptions, ABG edition!

48:21 | Aug 9th

ABGs and ABBs -- we have reached the end of Season 4!! Y'all have stuck with us for FOUR whole seasons now. It’s safe to say that you probably have some assumptions about us! "Does recording ABG only take one take?!?" "Do we ever fight?!" "Is there o...Show More
Episode 45: You have Questions, we have Answers!

36:11 | Aug 2nd

It’s that time of the season when we bring back … Q&A! The three of us feel so fortunate to have you all a part of our journey building this podcast & can’t believe another season is almost coming to an end! With only one episode left in season 4, we...Show More
Episode 44: Mental Health with Christine Chen

1:04:20 | Jul 26th

Mental Health is a topic that we frequently receive requests to talk about on this podcast. As Asian Americans, mental health is, without question, a taboo topic and one that is often dismissed and/or feared. Discussions about health and wellness are...Show More
Episode 43: Working Women Working Out [Our Fitness Journey]

40:12 | Jul 19th

Now that summer is upon us, what’s been on the top of our minds other than cold boba drinks, summer travel plans, beach, sun and fun?? Getting that beach body ready for all of the above! Fitness is a journey and one that can begin at any point in our...Show More
Episode 42: The Grey Zone

46:21 | Jul 12th

Some call it post grad life, others call it the Grey Zone. Whatever you call it, it’s an unpredictable time in your life that you feel you aren't “prepared” for; the feeling of being in a slump, that your life can (and should) turn at any point. For ...Show More
Episode 41: From AIM to IG: Staying Social Through the Ages

38:30 | Jul 6th

From AIM in the 90s to Xanga and Myspace in the early 2000s to Instagram today, social media has evolved and now-a-days, is ever pervasive in our daily (if not hourly) lives. In this episode, we reminisce about everything from screen names to handles...Show More
Episode 40: Single and Ready to… Marry?

56:59 | Jun 28th

Ah.. the ever continuous discussion of dating (or, lack thereof). For anyone else in their post-collegiate, 30s+ stage in life, this one’s for you! We talk about the sweet spot between our 20s and 30s, where we’re no longer in a low-stakes college re...Show More
Episode 39: Dealing with Imposter Syndrome

39:55 | Jun 21st

Imposter Syndrome - a state of insecurity & self doubt about one’s ability and/or achievements, believing they are due to luck or having successfully deceived others into thinking they are smarter or more capable than they really are. It’s a prevalen...Show More
Episode 38: In Honor of Father's Day - AsianBossDads

52:27 | Jun 14th

In honor of Father’s Day, we are focusing this week’s episode on the father figures in our lives. We share our relationships with each of our fathers and father figures, discussing everything from who they are as people to what we have inherited from...Show More
Episode 37: 36 Questions to Fall in Love (Part II)

43:18 | Jun 7th

Did you enjoy our very first episode of Season 4, 36 Questions to Fall in Love (Part I)?? If you did, trust us -- you'll enjoy this Part II continuation, maybe even more. As with any progression of lists that build up to a climax, these topic get dee...Show More
Episode 35: 36 Questions to Fall in Love (Part I)

48:15 | May 24th

Anddddd....we're back! Season 4, we out here! Returning with an intimate episode where we go through the exercise brought to fame by NY Times Article "The 36 Questions That Lead to Love" by Daniel Jones. The activity is based on psychology studies th...Show More
Episode 34: Reflections & Resolutions

45:18 | Feb 1st

It’s been such an amazing journey of shared stories and building a small ABG/ABB community with y’all. As we near the end of the first month of 2019, we reflect on our 2018 conclusions, touch upon our 2019 resolutions, and cringe/celebrate how we’ve ...Show More
Episode 33: Mastering the Art of Adulting

41:03 | Jan 25th

Whether you’re still in college and applying for an apartment for the first time, 27 and figuring your shit out after that quarter life crisis, OR in your 30’s and you’re starting a family...we’re constantly trying to master the art of adulting.  In...Show More
Episode 32: What They Don't Tell You About Giving Birth

51:15 | Jan 18th

Babies, babies, babies…in the last episode of Season 1 “Episode 12: Labor of Love” we focused on the topic of babies! We fantasized about what it would be like to have children - from pregnancy, to labor, to the process of raising them. But because n...Show More
Episode 31: Questions from our Listeners!

34:27 | Jan 11th

What’s a season without a Q & A episode? With season 3 more than half way through, we’ve continued to receive encouraging messages & engaging questions. Due to the nature of our work schedules, we don’t have the capacity to answer every question (but...Show More
Episode 29: Asian Women - Do We Fit the Stereotypes?

34:17 | Dec 14th, 2018

Whether it’s the color of our skin, the job title on our LinkedIn, or the city we answer when someone asks us where we are from, each of these aspects of identity are an opportunity for someone to assume other traits about us. In this episode, we dis...Show More
Episode 28: The One About Friendships

39:59 | Nov 30th, 2018

Friendships. One of the most important elements in our lives. From the people you go out with on Friday nights to the individuals you can always depend on during tough times...some can say our friends are AS important as family. From a young age, we...Show More
Episode 27: Thankful, Now!

29:16 | Nov 23rd, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving from the AsianBossGirl team! It’s been over a year now since we’ve started this podcast journey, and we fully recognize that we would not be here without the incredible talents and support of our team (Philip Wang, Kihong Lee, Er...Show More
Episode 26: Modern Day Dating - Am I Doing This Right?

42:01 | Nov 16th, 2018

Dating in in today's world of apps and social media...where do we begin?! In this episode, we talk through the process of meeting someone (hello, dating apps hell), texting etiquette and strategies, catching (and blocking) feels, defining the relatio...Show More
Episode 25: ABM- AsianBossMoms

32:08 | Nov 9th, 2018

Before ABG, there was ABM: Asian Boss Moms. In today’s episode, we talk about our mothers’ specific journeys to the west. Their stories help define who we are as individuals/daughters/sons and provide the context of how we were raised, our values/mor...Show More
Episode 24: Periods & Poop

42:47 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Periods and poop — natural conditions of every woman's body, yet topics that are not commonly discussed publicly. From tampons to PMS, and cultural remedies to sex on your period, we share our varying experiences and tips. And when it comes to poop, ...Show More
Episode 23: Home-Coming

37:40 | Oct 26th, 2018

Hello, hello! We are BACK with another fun-filled season PACKed with juicy episodes, a few guest speakers near and dear to our hearts (ABMs!) and other topics that we’ve gathered from YOU (our listeners). The three of us have had quite an eventful ...Show More
Episode 22: Asian American Women in Media

27:38 | May 18th, 2018

As a podcast focused on the perspective of modern day Asian American women, we thought it would be fitting to dedicate an episode to highlighting the Asian women who have influenced us. We talk about Asian American women of today and also reminisce a...Show More
Episode 21: Q & A

40:04 | May 11th, 2018

We’re back with another Q&A episode! We've been getting an overwhelming amount of messages, emails, and DMs from you all, and it's been super encouraging for our team to read every morning (thank you!) As much as all the messages reassures us this ...Show More
Episode 20: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

0:00 | May 4th, 2018

Breakups are never easy. They’re confusing, hurtful, lonely, empty, infuriating, and aren’t the same for any two people. No matter how many times you’ve experienced a breakup, it never gets easier…
Episode 19: Does Your Personality Fit My Vagina?

37:14 | Apr 27th, 2018

First dates - whether your last one was years ago, months ago, or just last week, everyone has his or her own rules and ways of handling them. Do you prefer to be asked out or would you rather be the one asking? What do you notice and remember about ...Show More
Episode 18: The Pussyhat Project with Krista Suh

51:29 | Apr 20th, 2018

Did you know that the person responsible for the pink hats at The Women's Marches is an Asian American woman in her 30s? Welcome fellow AsianBossGirl - Krista Suh, a feminist, an artist, a Hollywood screenwriter, the creator of The Pussyhat Project a...Show More
Episode 17: Does Your Personality Fit Your Career?

39:24 | Apr 6th, 2018

Have you ever taken the time to really think about who you are and how you operate? What are your strengths? Your weaknesses? Choosing a career that is not a fit for your personality is likely to leave you feeling unhappy and apathetic. If you don't...Show More
Episode 16: Relationships- Fighting The Not So Good Fight

33:07 | Mar 30th, 2018

Every relationship, whether we like to admit it or not, has its problems. How can we work through issues with our significant other in a way that helps versus hurts the relationship? Is problem solving language a thing? Is it ok to vent to friends ab...Show More
Episode 15: Time to Get Skin-timate

30:49 | Mar 23rd, 2018

For us three ladies, the strongest transition for self-care, particularly related to hair and skincare, happened between our 20s and 30s. From a bar of soap, to drug store products, to multiple steps in our nightly skin care regimen, we've become les...Show More
Episode 14: What's Yo Zodiac Sign?! (What?!)

33:30 | Mar 16th, 2018

Zodiac signs - accurate or too "woo woo" for you? What is your sign and do you think the profile is accurate? Get to know us better as we identify each of our signs and discuss the associated characteristics. Are you a dreamer Pisces like Mel? People...Show More
Episode 13: Fuckboi Part 2 With Special Guests!

39:36 | Mar 9th, 2018

One of our most popular topics from Season 1 is back for another round of discussion. In Episode 2: Fuckboi - The Modern Day Player, we offered a female perspective on this topic. This time, we have some special guests to rep the 20s and 30s male per...Show More
Episode 12: Labor of Love

38:09 | Dec 8th, 2017

As a natural progression from our last episode, we think it is fitting to talk about…BABIES! Like weddings, there are a handful of women (&men) who envision what it’s like to have children- from being pregnant, the process of naming them to the harde...Show More
Episode 11: Wedding Fantasies and Ceremony Realities

35:28 | Nov 30th, 2017

Many women grow up fantasizing about the day they will get married - what their dress will look like, what type of ring they want, and where the venue will be. Or maybe you are one of those women who never thought about these aspects of your future a...Show More
Episode 10: A's to your Q's

34:01 | Nov 17th, 2017

We’ve reached double digits!! Here’s to episode 10!! This episode is dedicated to all of our listeners who’ve left comments on our social platforms and asianbossgirl.com website. We know it takes effort to draft something and hit send, so thank you,...Show More
Episode 9: Work Life Balance- It Ain't Easy!

34:56 | Nov 10th, 2017

A topic that is very relevant for young working professionals, especially those living in major cities (like LA, SF, or NY) where social demands can be very high, is work life balance. How are we expected to not only maintain, but “succeed” in all of...Show More
Episode 8: The One Where Mel Gets a Boo

32:57 | Nov 2nd, 2017

In past episodes, our youngest ABG, Mel, has griped with us about the struggles of dating when you're looking for something serious, and the patience and restraint it takes to wait for that special someone. Well...it has happened! Mel has met a serio...Show More
Episode 7: ABBBG - Asian Beauty, Boobie, and Booty Goals

27:47 | Oct 27th, 2017

As Asian women, we typically feel pressures to conform to society’s westernized beauty standards based on gender and race. From the shade of our skin to the size of our eyes, we are often scrutinized by family and media when we don’t fit into the mol...Show More
Episode 6: 20 Something Girls vs. 30 Something Women (Part III Life Commitments)

17:59 | Oct 20th, 2017

In the last episode of our three part series: 20 Something Girls vs. 30 Something Women, we discuss some examples of major life commitments that occur during those critical years - from moving in with your S.O., to considering home buying. We kick th...Show More
Episode 5: 20 Something Girls vs. 30 Something Women (Part II Sex & Dating)

20:01 | Oct 13th, 2017

How does dating differ when a woman is in her 20s versus her 30s? Are you attracted to different qualities as you get older? Does your type change? How does your approach to interacting with guys of different ages change? How is sex different in your...Show More
Episode 4: 20 Something Girls vs. 30 Something Women (Part I Careers)

20:27 | Oct 6th, 2017

For most of us, the 20s are our first decade operating in the adult world without the safety net and structure of parents and school curriculum. By our 30s, we have spent a decade adulting (or trying to) and figuring out our place in the world. Typic...Show More
Episode 3: Wax On Wax Off

28:32 | Sep 29th, 2017

As women, we participate in many self care routines. One of the most popular, but also least discussed amongst young Asian American women, is waxing...down there. Do you wax? Are you currently a non-waxer wanting to learn more? Let us guide you throu...Show More
Episode 2: Fuckboi - The Modern Day Player

22:12 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Whether you call him a fuckboi, a player, or a playboy, every girl has encountered at least one, or knows someone close to her who has. In today's app-enabled dating society, the fuckboi seems to be everywhere. What exactly is a fuckboi and how do yo...Show More
Episode 1: ABG - What's In A Name?

15:10 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Welcome to ABG, a podcast for the modern day Asian American woman. It's our first episode! Join us for our first time behind the mics as we talk about what this is, who we are, and why we're doing this. Why did we decide to name our podcast ABG? List...Show More