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093: “Forgive yourself when you make mistakes, that’s where the real learning happens.” Normalizing failure, exploring her Mexican & Filipino culture, and writing novels for fun with Megan Sotelo
Episode 3812th February 2021 • The Filipino American Woman Project • Jen Amos
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College Persistence Counselor & Aspiring Writer, Megan Sotelo, shares how a multicultural sorority experience inspired her to explore her identity, the affinity she’s found between her Mexican-American & Filipino-American families, how she became a published author, and how she learned to pursue her dreams without letting the fear of failure hold her back.

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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.

RECOGNITION: December 2020, we received an Honorable Mention at the Asian American Podcaster's Inaugural Golden Crane Podcast Awards. May 2020, we were recognized as “Amplifying Asian Women Voices” on Spotify during AAPI Heritage Month.

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