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138: "I'm so high on being Pinay." Outdoor adventures, adoption and visiting the Philippines with Gretchen "TSUKI" Puddicombe
Episode 39Bonus Episode8th July 2022 • The Filipino American Woman Project • Jen Amos
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138: "I'm so high on being Pinay." Outdoor adventures, adoptee raised in Vermont, and returning to the motherland with Gretchen "TSUKI" Puddicombe

Tsuki loves to describe herself as a cowgirl, lesbian, rock climbing and parkour coach. As an adoptee, she speaks fondly of her family, friends, and her outdoorsy upbringing in Vermont. It was during the BLM movement when she started to embrace her Filipino identity and plan for an epic trip to meet her biological family in the Philippines. She elaborates more on her childhood, what inspired her to start cooking, what she's learned as an adoptee, and much more. Shout out to Lish, Dee, Barbara (Tsuki's mom), and Paulette for joining us!

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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: In December 2020 and December 2021, we received an Honorable Mention at the Asian American Podcaster's 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.

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