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Tigress by Nadya Okamoto
20 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
wtf am i doing
What do you want to be when you grow up? What do i want to be when i grow up? I have no idea. But this is a question that I’ve been asked since i was a toddler. I have so much anxiety about whether or not I’m living my purpose, and sometimes get distracted thinking i want to try other things too, and while it’s exciting — it can be stressful. In this episode, i talk more about how I’ve built narratives that have helped me feel good about my path and more presentHost: Nadya OkamotoExecutive Producers: Nadya Okamoto, Adell Coleman, Jackie GarofanoSenior Producer: Quinton HillProducer: Kelsey Klein, Larry Shapiro, Kacey Lee and Maiqi QinDistributor: DCP Entertainment
21 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
not asking for it
Yes, I post about period blood and vaginal discharge on tiktok, and yes, I use real visuals of my own. in response, I've received comments that sexualize my body and the inherent idea of our anatomy as uterus owners. Experiencing those reactions has highlighted just how much the sexualization of women perpetuates narratives of victim-blaming.Host: Nadya OkamotoExecutive Producers: Nadya Okamoto, Adell Coleman, Jackie GarofanoSenior Producer: Quinton HillProducer: Kelsey Klein, Larry Shapiro, Kacey Lee and Maiqi QinDistributor: DCP Entertainment
23 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
girlboss'd a bit too close to the sun
I stepped into my career at age 16, parallel with the emergence of #girlboss and #hustle culture. In this episode i reflect on how that influenced my own personal and professional development, and what the last year of unlearning and seeking accountability has been like. I am sharing this episode not to make any excuses, but instead to take ownership of mistakes i've made in the past, and open up about my own journey of trying to understand who i am, and why i am the way i am.Host: Nadya OkamotoExecutive Producers: Nadya Okamoto, Adell Coleman, Jackie GarofanoSenior Producer: Quinton HillProducer: Kelsey Klein, Larry Shapiro, Kacey Lee and Maiqi QinDistributor: DCP Entertainment
21 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
trauma is in the air: remembering 9/11
For the first time, I feel like i have the vocabulary to talk about growing up in new york city post 9/11. This year we grieved the lives lost 20 years ago on september 11, 2001, and I sat down to watch the hulu series about the deadliest terrorist attack in world history, Entitled "one day in america." it spured a lot of emotions for me, that I reflect on in this episode, including thoughts on how intergenerational trauma might play a role in my mental heath today.Host: Nadya OkamotoExecutive Producers: Nadya Okamoto, Adell Coleman, Jackie GarofanoSenior Producer: Quinton HillProducer: Kelsey Klein, Larry Shapiro and Maiqi QinDistributor: DCP Entertainment
19 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
college: to be or not to be, that is the question
I did it! I'm done with school! A harvard graduate! Was college everything I thought it would be? Not at all! Truly. Not at all. If I could go back and tell my teen self to chill about college and worrying about college admissions, I absolutely would. tldr: College applications are an absolute crap shoot, there is not 'equation' to perfect in order to get into harvard, and it's up to you on whether or not college is the right choice for you.Host: Nadya OkamotoExecutive Producers: Nadya Okamoto, Adell Coleman, Jackie GarofanoSenior Producer: Quinton HillProducer: Kelsey Klein, Larry Shapiro, and Maiqi QinDistributor: DCP Entertainment
24 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
i'm in love and i want to tell the whole world about it!
Videos of my boyfriend have gone routinely viral on tiktok because he's handsome and so respectful/supportive of my mental health journey. And yes, he's hot! I agree! but he's so much more than that, and has truly shown me love in a way that I never even dreamed was possible. I've been getting a lot of questions on social media about how I 'found him,' so I thought I'd make a whole tell-all podcast episode about it. Fingers crossed i can convince him to join me for a future podcast episode as a guest…what do you think?Host: Nadya OkamotoExecutive Producers: Nadya Okamoto, Adell Coleman, Jackie GarofanoSenior Producer: Quinton HillProducer: Kelsey Klein, Larry Shapiro and Maiqi QinDistributor: DCP Entertainment
22 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
not a doctor, but this is my experience with anti-depressants
Last summer i started my journey with medication for my mental health while admitted in inpatient care. While it's been helpful in stabilizing my mood and calming the darkest of my thoughts, It definitely made me very skeptical of our healthcare system and how it handles medication/mental health. I'm not a doctor, and this is not medical advice! Just my unfiltered story and thoughts.Host: Nadya OkamotoExecutive Producers: Nadya Okamoto, Adell Coleman, Jackie GarofanoSenior Producer: Quinton HillProducer: Kelsey Klein, Larry Shapiro and Maiqi QinDistributor: DCP EntertainmentResources for mental health and help concerning suicide:https://www.nami.org/helphttps://www.samhsa.gov/https://afsp.org/https://www.nami.org/Homehttps://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/fact-sheetshttps://save.org/https://www.sprc.org/
22 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
Yeah, i'm addicted to social media, wbu?
I've been on social media since i was 9 - before I hit puberty or had any understanding of self-worth. in many ways, I learned who I "was" through social media — and that can be a powerful, toxic, and dangerous thing for a young adult. In this episode, I talk about noticing patterns of addiction in my own behavior using social media today, and ask hard questions like: is it possible to be truly authentic on social media?Host: Nadya OkamotoExecutive Producers: Nadya Okamoto, Adell Coleman, Jackie GarofanoSenior Producer: Quinton HillProducer: Kelsey Klein, Larry Shapiro and Maiqi QinDistributor: DCP Entertainment
11 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
period blood on tiktok!?
yes. yes i did post menstrual blood on my tiktok. and oh boi did people have something to say about it. i so appreciate those who have reached out to make sure i'm okay from hearing "you're so gross" so many times in my comments and dm's. i am ok! in fact, i am motivated! and using this to fuel my fire. let's talk periods!
12 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Live From Quarantine
live from my apartment, in quarantine! yup, even though i'm vaccinated, i tested positive for covid. here's an unedited report of how things have been going over the last few weeks of international travel, reflecting on rehab, and feeling thankful for my significant other <3
21 minutes | Jun 26, 2021
coming out of hibernation
oh wow. so much has happened since we last had an intimate check-in. i graduated college, launched my company, and we just announced closing our seed round. i'm tired. excited. thankful. and also resting before i go out to celebrate pride tonight. love y'all!
13 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
an honest check-in
i've missed you. sorry i've been mia -- i've been feeling rather numb given so many emotions all at once, and am still trying to get myself onto a rhythm of reflecting. in this episode, i wanted to just have an honest check-in. sending so much love to y'all -- and sending extra hugs to my aapi community.
12 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
it's just a movie, not real life
what do toy story, finding nemo, and the lion king all have in common? they are all movies that give me the heebie jeebies! in this episode, i talk about how some of my ptsd and anxiety manifest in how i react to different movies/tv shows.
22 minutes | Feb 27, 2021
in conversation with stephanie lee, ceo and co-founder of selfmade, an incredible brand that centers mental health support and community at its core. in this episode, stephanie and i chat about how her own struggle with mental health was the catalyst for her founding journey!
11 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
nadya the introvert?
i've really been embracing my inner introvert, which i think i've been hiding for most of my life -- conditioned to think that being a good leader required my being an extreme extrovert. in this episode, i basically ramble through my own wonders on introvert vs extrovert.
7 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
obsessed with health insurance
ya girl is finally insured! i feel like an absolute kid in a candy shop being newly insured, and have been excited to do some long overdue appointments. here's to investing in and celebrating our health! in this episode, i talk through some life updates and also share how self-reflection is often the first thing to go when i get work obsessive...
8 minutes | Feb 7, 2021
tipsy and talkin' poo
tw: sexual abuse and anxiety | yes. i struggle with chronic constipation. it's "potty talk" that i haven't ever talked about publicly before, but it's a big part of my living with anxiety. i hope that this episode might spark some self-reflection on how your anxiety might be having physical affects on your body.
11 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
when i share my mental health diagnosis, the most common response i get is 'i'm so sorry.' even therapists remind me not to feel ashamed of my diagnosis...before i've even said anything, assuming that the acronyms associated with my mental health are an obvious source of shame. ptsd, bpd, adhd...these are all labels that actually supported me in my journey because they gave me language to FINALLY understand what the f*** was happening in my mind and gave me a pathway to work off of for treatment! in this episode, i talk more about this and also share about how i feel similarly in discovering more language to better describe my sexuality.
14 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
moving on from scarcity
money has been one of the biggest sources of anxiety for me throughout my life. so much of my life experiences conditioned me to think from a scarcity mindset -- never allowing me to spend money or invest in myself. in this episode, i talk about how that influenced my personhood, social life, work, and wellbeing, and how i am now working to thoughtfully develop more of an abundance mindset.
17 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
(almost) a harvard graduate
five years ago, i thought getting into harvard was going to fix all of my problems -- happiness, love, family, and work/life balance wise. nope! college was where i developed a lot of my social anxiety and it was definitely not the dream of campus life that i imagined as an 18-year-old. regardless, i am so thankful for the experiences i did have, and i am feeling really proud of myself for sticking with it.
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