San Jose-based author and scholar Joanne Rondilla has spent her career studying colorism, first anecdotally in the skincare industry, then academically as a researcher. In this episode of Bella’s Table, host Bella Sangar sits down with Rondilla to talk about their lived experience as Asians in America, and how discrimination based on skin tone continues to show up.

Hosted by Bella Sangar

Born in Kala Bahian, India, raised in Canada, and now happily settled in Seattle, chef Bella Sangar has built a life focused on community, inclusion and delicious, healthy food as a means of promoting love and understanding. She is the CEO and founder of Sri Bella Foods, a fresh South Asian Food company; serves on several not-for-profit boards; and is passionate advocate for women, people of color, and underserved communities.