Part midlife crisis and sassy leap of faith, Veronica Antipolo started stand-up comedy and storytelling after getting fired from “a good job” at 45, yet looking 27. She's featured in the Fresh Rice: New Asian Comedians webseries, and the co-founder of Mosaic Untold Lives - a storytelling platform for Women of Color. Her stories and writing have been featured in Stories We Don't Tell: The Book, CBC Radio's The Doc Project, and other publications. She is gregarious and hilarious Sassy La V.
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Do you generally consider yourself a perfectionist? What is the cost of the singular pursuit of perfection? What are you willing to give up? Is it possible to still live a balanced life? Are there aspects that are uniquely Asian?
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Think of times in your life where you've been wronged... was your first instinct forgive or to seek revenge (regardless on whether you acted on those instincts)? is there a difference in how Eastern and Western societies view payback?
Discussing different types of sex work across Asian cultures (comfort women, geisha, ladyboys, concubines) throughout history… What role does sex work play in different Asian cultures? What is your personal view on sex workers?