Love is love is love...right? YES. And we are here for it. Also, if you are an Asian female who happens to be boo'd up with a white male, you might get an earful, a raised eyebrow, or some classic behind your back shade about it. In 2019, interracial dating/marriage is definitely not a new thing. For some, there are layers of bias, fear, & prejudice that still beg to be unpacked. In this episode, we start unpacking away with the brilliant & hilarious comedian Atsuko Okatsuka. We get to know Atsuko's unique background, and how her life as an undocumented Japanese-Taiwanese immigrant, a child of divorced parents, and a mother with schizophrenia led her to her two loves: comedy & her husband, Ryan. Atsuko and Minji get real with the different perceptions, privileges, & challenges that come along with their truly inspiring journey as a couple. We're talking televangelist in-laws, conservative politics, language barriers, problematic commentary & how to approach it all with love, honesty & humor.
This week's guest:
- Atsuko Okatsuka - @AtsukoComedy
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Our theme song is "Yellow Ranger" by Awkwafina
This podcast is part of Potluck: An Asian American Podcast Collective
Produced by @marvinyueh