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Short N' Sweet: A Donut Princess Podcast

Jun 9, 2022

Journey strikes the reader as more than just a genuinely nice person right off the bat. Her attitude is vast, and she is extremely expressive.  As well as believe that trying to highlight how our residents are up to not only uncovers familiarity, and ends up feeling those in several ways.


Journey Kan is an Aquarius sun, Libra rising, and Capricorn Moon. She is also a group fitness instructor based in Santa Monica, CA with over 7 years of experience teaching Lagree Fitness, an athletic approach to traditional Pilates, as well as a Certified Personal Trainer through National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is extremely passionate about creating body neutral spaces to move your body, with a special emphasis on inclusion of LGBTQIA+ and AAPI communities. Her own journey has been a non-linear one, and sometimes, she wonders if there were any "Sliding Doors" moments that would have taken her to be a doctor or a lawyer, but she’s glad it didn't.


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“ When I arrived at UCLA, I had to face it once more, especially in this advanced Chinese class. Right? It was a very overwhelming experience for me because I felt like I didn't fit in yet again. Yeah, there was no like, I belong here, again. It was as if I was aware that I was unique. I'm a little out of the ordinary. ”


“ There was no other Asian woman representation. And I'll never forget it. She was the only Asian girl on Barney, and I remember her relating so much to men. And I remember thinking, oh my gosh, someone looks like me. Because no one had ever looked like me before.”


“ As I've begun to explore more of my Asian identity here in Los Angeles, where there are many other Asian communities, I've discovered that it's much easier to find differences than similarities. And, at the very least, such a melting pot for all different Asians, so finding the differences is far more difficult. It's just a lot easier to handle. ”


“ Because I have always felt like, I'm not a doctor, I'm not a lawyer, I'm not an engineer. I'm not an accountant like those are ideal situations. And I always read Asian, and honestly, like, I internalize that, and I have for many years, felt like, I have failed my parents because I have not given them that. ”

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