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The Filipino American Woman Project - Jen Amos EPISODE 24, 10th September 2021
123: "My love for the arts far outweighed my fears." Storytelling, being the eldest of seven siblings, and living her best life in her 40s and 50s with Bles Chavez-Bernstein

123: "My love for the arts far outweighed my fears." Storytelling, being the eldest of seven siblings, and living her best life in her 40s and 50s with Bles Chavez-Bernstein

This conversation is also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/MWlxEo72qnw

The Singing Poet, Author, and Soprano Bles Chavez-Bernstein was born a storyteller. Today, she has a memoir titled, In The Typhoon's Eye, and a collection of poems titled, Without Rhyme. She addresses honorifics, shares the sacrifices she made being the eldest of seven siblings, her first time arriving to Miami Beach in the 1970s, how her amazing social life began in her 40s, and much more.

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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.

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