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113: “Through you guys, I’ve found the language. The cycle can end with me.” Using intimate activism to redefine the meaning of strength with Alessandra Rivera
Episode 142nd July 2021 • The Filipino American Woman Project • Jen Amos
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This interview is also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/yqIRZWUKcnM

Ukulele enthusiast and first generation college student Alessandra Rivera reflects on what unites us as Filipino Americans (i.e.- our shared insecurity of not feeling Filipino “enough”) & the intergenerational conflicts commonly found amongst many Fil-Am families. 

Alessandra shares her frustrations in dealing with her family’s “immovable colonial mentality”, challenging the gender binary, colorism & anti-Blackness that we seem to be expected to accept as defaults, & how she realized the importance of self-advocacy & regulation when it comes to seeking help for her mental health. 

Connect with Alessandra on Instagram @belfiitsu

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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 http://pinaypodcasters.com/

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: https://linktr.ee/tfawproject.featured

CONTACT US: Find us on social media: Instagram @thefilipinoamericanwoman, Facebook @thefilipinoamericanwoman, Twitter @thefilamwoman, YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-IzWjkLCof3Pf7TW8ExyXw

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