In this episode of the Lockdown podcast, host Julia Cawthorn speaks with and Rebecca about their experiences as Asian women in Canada amid a wave of anti-Asian violence in North America and on enduring stereotypes of race and gender surrounding Asian women.

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Julia is a recent graduate from Carleton University’s Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies Honours program with a minor in business. She is interested in reading, researching and reflecting on how societal and cultural events impact identity formation through the intersections of class, gender, sexuality and race. As a marginalized woman and transracial adoptee, she hopes to bring awareness to the struggles of assimilation others in this community may face. Outside of her studies and work in strategic communications, Julia enjoys staying active outside and can be found planning her next vacation destination.