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158: "I'm never not going to be Filipina. So what's the rush? I have the rest of my life to study my heritage." Rooted and Rising: Migrating to America with Jen and Nani
Episode 20Bonus Episode15th December 2023 • The Filipino American Woman Project • Jen Amos
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158: "I'm never not going to be Filipina. So what's the rush? I have the rest of my life to study my heritage." Rooted and Rising: Migrating to America with Jen and Nani

For Part 1 of 3 of the Rooted and Rising Series: Migrating to America, Jen Amos and Nani Dominguez-Smith explore the seven waves of Filipino migration, from the first wave of seafarers, slaves and shipbuilders to the modern diaspora. They also share stories of guests from The Filipino American Woman Project, discussing their personal family histories and connections to Filipino migration. During their conversation, they also touch on the impact of historical events on Filipino migration and encourage listeners to reflect on their family history and ways of preserving their cultural identity.

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26TH, 2023 -- Join us for the 2nd Annual Vision Board Workshop by The Filipino American Woman (TFAW) Project!

Because of all the positive feedback we've received from past Vision Boarding workshops, we've decided to officially implement this as a TFAW annual tradition for closing out the end of the year. Whether you're a professional manifester ✨ or have no idea what a vision board even is- we'll guide you through the process of envisioning everything you want to bring to life in 2024. Open to the public! Register now - CLICK HERE.

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ABOUT US: Welcome to the Filipino American Woman Project - A Podcast Show that shares stories and life lessons told by American women of Filipino descent. For Season 4, Jen and Nani pivot the show to focus on their journey as podcasters, content creators, and entrepreneurs -- with a focus on advocating for Filipino American women storytellers and authors.

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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