Overcoming Interminority Friction with Capt Kevin Cho Tipton and 1Lt Ayana Cole-Fletcher

Overcoming Interminority Friction with Capt Kevin Cho Tipton and 1Lt Ayana Cole-Fletcher

NEW EPISODE! “Supporting another’s success won’t ever damper yours.” In this next episode of AAPI Leaders Unmuted, I talk with Captain Kevin Cho Tipton and 1Lt Ayana Cole-Fletcher on “Overcoming Interminority Friction.”  We talk about their experiences in standing up to their peers who were exhibiting negative behavior between our communities, how AAPI and Black [...]

AAPI Leaders Unmuted Ep 3 – Overcoming Interminority Friction with Capt Kevin Cho Tipton and 1Lt Ayana Cole-Fletcher

https://youtu.be/evX45cj2sZ0 Here’s something you won’t hear at any other #AAPIHeritageMonth events: “AAPIs can do better in working with our black community teammates by helping each other rise instead of keeping each other down.” Extremely proud to hear the stories last night from Capt Kevin Cho Tipton and 1Lt Ayana Cole-Fletcher on what drives them to [...]

Not Being Asian Enough with Captain Faliesha Yaeger and MSgt Ron Esposo

Not Being Asian Enough with Captain Faliesha Yaeger and MSgt Ron Esposo

NEW EPISODE! 🚨  AUDIO VERSION! 🚨 “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” In this next episode of AAPI Leaders Unmuted, I talk with Captain Faelisha Yeager and MSgt Esposo on what it means to “Not Be Asian Enough.” We talk about our awkward experiences with [...]

AAPI Leaders Unmuted Ep 2 – Not Being Asian Enough with Captain Faliesha Yaeger and MSgt Ron Esposo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkK01AEGB8w Appreciate everyone who tuned in last night for the live stream, big shout out to Capt Faliesha Yi Yeager and MSgt Ron Esposo for sharing their vulnerabilities for the team. We tackled some great topics on “Not Being Asian Enough”: when you can’t speak the language and when you come from a mixed background [...]

Breaking the Model Minority Myth with Colonel Trish Csank

Breaking the Model Minority Myth with Colonel Trish Csank

NEW EPISODE! “Focus on sharing your story and affecting the people that are hungry for your light.” In this episode, I welcome back Colonel Trish Csank to kick off Asian American Pacific Islander Leaders Unmuted, a series of conversations to educate and inspire each other on the Asian experience. We discuss the Model Minority Myth, [...]

AAPI Leaders Unmuted Ep 1 – Breaking the Model Minority Myth with Col Trish Csank

Thanks for everyone that tuned in last night to my FIRST YouTube Livestream! I had some technical difficulties on the livestream but preserved the conversation as this recorded video (will be posting this as a podcast episode later this week as well). The livestreaming was definitely outside of my comfort zone, but the material we [...]

AAPI Leaders Unmuted

AAPI Leaders Unmuted

With the upcoming Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month approaching, I decided I wanted to bring forward some important conversations to advance the Air Force as a whole when it comes to understanding and learning about the AAPI experience. The dirty stuff. The uncomfortable stuff. Maybe stuff you didn’t know or even think about. [...]