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134: "My sanity is more important than keeping up with appearances." Old money, chosen family, and a purposeful life with Rachel Hernandez
Episode 35Bonus Episode18th March 2022 • The Filipino American Woman Project • Jen Amos
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134: "My sanity is more important than keeping up with appearances." Old money, chosen family, and a purposeful life with Rachel Hernandez

Thanks to your support on, we've invited Best-Selling Author, Real Estate Investor, International Speaker, Podcaster, and TFAW Project community member Rachel Hernandez as a special guest for our bonus episode!

Rachel shares her family history of 'old money,' coming to America thanks to the Immigration Act of 1965, and being shielded from poverty at a young age. She shares how she tries to balance work and family (despite the influence of her workaholic father), defining her chosen family, being financially independent from her parents, how she probably would've made for a bad trophy wife, and much more.

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ABOUT US: Welcome to the Filipino American Woman Project - A Podcast Show that shares stories and life lessons told by individuals living (or have lived) in America, that are of Filipino descent and identify as female or non-binary.

UPCOMING BOOK: Special thanks to the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies at UC Davis for the opportunity to present our academic paper, Pinay Podcasters: Building a Self-Sustaining Community Through Storytelling, Collective Healing & Learning, and Collaboration. The initial draft is now available! Read more at

RECOGNITION: December 2020, we were nominated and received an Honorable Mention at the Asian American Podcaster's Inaugural Golden Crane Podcast Awards. August 2020, Jen Amos participated as a speaker on behalf of TFAW Project for PodFest Global, which now holds the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Largest Attendance for a Virtual Podcasting Conference in One Week. May 2020, we were recognized as “Amplifying Asian Women Voices” on Spotify during AAPI Heritage Month.

We've also been featured in Realtime Community Oakland, Mochi Magazine, Ossa Collective, SUPERBANDS, Chopsticks Alley, FoundHer by Entrepinayship, Spotify, PodFest Expo, Philippine American Foundation for Charities, When In Manila, You Are Collect;ve, San Diego Union Tribune, NBC 7 San Diego, and much more! Read more at:

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