In Part 2 of our episode with Heaven Leigh, we hear about her struggles with identity growing up as a mixed-race kid. Heaven shares with us how Bodhi has allowed her to embrace both her cultures by enabling her to combine her Western and Eastern cultures through food.
We also chat about the closure of Bodhi Restaurant & Bar, reflecting on the last 20+ years and plans coming up for the future.
You can listen here if you haven’t listened to Part 1 yet.
00:00 - Intro
00:28 - The ‘Wasian’ Identity & Retracing Your Roots
18:16 - From Favouring the ‘West’ to Idealising the Motherland
22:51 - Dealing with Generational Trauma & Asian Love Language
29:49 - Shutting Down Bodhi
42:14 - The Future of Bodhi
49:02 - Heaven’s Advice For Young Asian-Australians Who Want to Pursue a Career in the Hospitality Space
1:04:51 - Outro
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