The Accidental Anthropologist Podcast

The Accidental Anthropologist Essays

The Consequence of “Othering”

A Commentary on Asian-Targeted Violence in the United States 1987 I’m at a restaurant with my then French boyfriend. We’re… read more

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Cultural Narcissism

Do We Feel Superior to Others Based on Where We’re From? In Episode 2 of my new podcast, The Accidental… read more

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The Mid-Century Pause Button: Turning 50 in Lockdown

I recently turned 50 in Lockdown and shared these reflections on my private social media shortly after my birthday. Am… read more

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About Catherine

For women who are facing major life changes, I am a writer and podcaster who explores global themes from diverse cultural perspectives both on my show The Accidental Anthropologist Podcast and my blog The Accidental Anthropologist Essays. My goal is to suspend default assumptions about how things “should be done.”

My multi-cultural background and experiences as a Filipina/American/Canadian in Europe for 20+ years have made me culturally-astute at embracing “the new normal.” I try to approach it all with sensitivity, humour, authenticity and kindness.