Photo of this week's podcast guest, Charlene Kaye

HB Ep. 73: Photoshopping mom into my success

Youngmi talks with Charlene Kaye about the wildly taboo topic of mother-daughter competition

This week, Youngmi talks to Charlene Kaye (musician/actor/creator of Tiger Daughter) about the extremely taboo topic of mother-daughter competition. Charlene talks about how her pursuit of her music/acting career was difficult for her mother to experience as someone who had to give up on her own dreams of becoming a singer as a young girl struggling with poverty in Singapore. Youngmi and Charlene discuss how both Asian cultural practices and misogyny set women and young girls up to feel competitive with each other because of the scarcity of validation.

Hosted by Youngmi Mayer

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.