May Lee is an award-winning broadcast journalist, host of the podcast The May Lee Show, adjunct professor at USC, and the Founder of Lotus Media House. We discuss her professional experience throughout Asia and America, including joining Oxygen Media (founded by Oprah Winfrey) in 2000 and working as a primary anchor in Singapore in 2004. In 2020, when anti-Asian hate crimes were increasing, Lotus Media House, partnered with NextShark, the leading Asian online news source, to launch "The May Lee Show," the first pan-Asia talk show for women. Each episode, May sits down with the most impactful and relevant Asians in the US and around the world, who are boldly enhancing and elevating Asian voices and issues.
May is recognized as a powerful voice for Asian Americans (especially Asian American women), and was named one of Forbes 50 Over 50 women leading the way in impact in July 2021. May continues to work with various organizations, companies, and media outlets to raise more awareness of AAPI history and experiences, including teaching Asian American History at USC. We discuss the importance of destigmatizing help-seeking and engaging in mental health care in the Asian American community.