Episode 5

Episode 5: You Need Less Face


We talked with Elise Hu, NPR's Asia correspondent based in Seoul covering Korea and Japan, about Asian beauty standards and gender stereotypes, dating and Asian fetish (a topic on which Elise is a literal Wikipedia-cited expert), and cross-cultural love and relationships. The three of us talk about the stereotypes and perceptions we face as Asian women dating white men, and the challenges we've faced in our relationships in terms of cultural gaps and differences. Elise also discusses how she approaches raising her daughters with a partner from a different cultural background. On Hella Asian, she shares her love for Asian convenience stores.

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