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101: “You have to be willing to bet on yourself.” Reflecting on childhood memories, the evolution of identity politics & exploring life outside of cultural comfort zones with Auntie Laura
Episode 29th April 2021 • The Filipino American Woman Project • Jen Amos
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Nani’s Auntie Laura joins TFAW Project for a fun family episode sharing how she’s gone from being shameful to prideful about identifying as a Filipino American woman, what it was like to grow up in a place where nobody looked like her, and the evolution of identity politics she’s observed throughout the different generations of Pinays. As we examine how her career has unfolded leading up until this point, we discuss both the fear & reward that come with taking that leap of faith to explore outside of family expectations & cultural comfort zones to explore our potential for success.


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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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