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Hairy Butthole Ep. 13: You Can Never Go Back Home

Youngmi Mayer chose not to cut off her family, despite the childhood trauma... but why?

This week, Youngmi Mayer discusses returning home for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. She talks about the ways in which therapy has completely changed her brain and her outlook on life. She talks about noticing how her mind has moved away from a heightened trauma state and how that transformation took her by surprise. She talks about continuing her relationship with her family despite childhood trauma opposed to completely cutting them off and the difficulties of maintaining those relationships.

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Youngmi Mayer is a standup comedian and single mom based in New York City. She explores topics of Asian identity, biracial identity, feminism and growing up poor in her work.