Life as an Asian American Woman Living in the South, Talking to Asian Parents About Race, Perceptions of Asians Since COVID-19 with Maggie Su


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In our first episode during AAPI Heritage Month, Nancy and Sonya are joined with Maggie Su. Maggie is a physical therapist and Asian American woman living in Birmingham, Alabama. They talk about life in the south, the recent acts of hatred toward the AAPI community, and perceptions of Asians since COVID-19. They also talk about fake news and their conversations with Asian parents and white partners about racism.

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Guest: Maggie Su

Welcome to Progressive Opinions of Color (POC), a podcast that creates space for people of color in conversations about economics, politics, and culture. Your hosts are Nancy Wu and Sonya Natarajan. Nancy is an Asian American woman, an economist, and a huge politics and policy nerd. Nancy triple majored in Economics, Government (Political Science) and Gender Studies at Dartmouth and has a Master’s in Development Economics from Oxford. She works as an Economist full time and has previously worked in economic policy at the White House (under Obama, of course) and progressive think tanks. Sonya is an Indian American woman living in NYC. Sonya studied Economics and Math at NYU, and started her professional career working in economic consulting (where she and Nancy first met!). She then took a personal sabbatical to travel in Europe, spending the majority of her time in Madrid. She now works full-time as a strategy consultant, and part-time as an avid content consumer. She is passionate about politics, social justice,pop culture, holistic wellness, and embracing diversity and progressive thinking in all of these spaces.
The goal of this podcast is to engage the state of the economy, and other pressing topics in politics, economics, and culture, all through perspectives inclusive of the lived experiences of people of color. Whether you're new to politics or already a huge politics nerd, we hope this podcast inspires community and conversation among us. Join us in reimagining politics and economics with underrepresented voices.

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