Aug. 8, 2021

To Create The Love We Deserve w/ Steven Wakabayashi

To Create The Love We Deserve w/ Steven Wakabayashi

(S5, EP 11) Steven Wakabayashi (he / him) joined me as my guest for Season 5's "Our Becoming: An LGBTQ Asian Experience".  He is the host and creator of the podcast, "Yellow Glitter" and has been proactive on social media sharing his takes on LGBTQ Asian American issues, social justice, and healing. This recording was done on May 19th. In this episode, we talk about Asian male allyship during the time of Anti-Asian Hate that disproportionately affects Asian women, and how Asian men can serve to be better comrades in the movement.  We discuss Steve's challenges in his relationship with his mom following his own coming out.  We address issues concerning PED and other drug use among queer Asian men and why this continues to be a kept secret.  Please check out this episode and follow Steve on IG @StevenWakabayashi . 


Steven Wakabayashi is a second-generation Japanese-Taiwanese-American, leading design teams and creating equitable spaces in New York City. When he's not working, he is recording podcasts for his show, Yellow Glitter – mindfulness through queer Asian stories, hosting support groups, writing in his weekly newsletter Mindful Moments, and hosting evening sessions for QTPOC Design – an organization empowering LGBTQ+ designers of color with education, mentorship, and networking opportunities. You can find him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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