Snap Judgement is one of my favorite radio shows (story telling with a beat y’all), and Thao Nguyen is my favorite Vietnamese American singer (she braves bee stings and all). Naturally, Snap Judgement x Thao Nguyen is something that gets my little fan girl heart a flutter.
In the latest episode of Snap Judgement, themed “Absolution,” Thao shares the story of her grandmother and how her grandma turned silence into a force for empowerment. This little 7-minute segment touches on gender roles in Vietnamese culture, domesticity, saving face and subversion. Check out if you’d like some sound for thought this weekend.