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110: “There’s a history of the Pinay being silenced. The more we can invest in ourselves, the better we can build self-sustaining communities.” TFAW Project @ AAPA’s Inaugural Asian Podcast Festival
Episode 1111th June 2021 • The Filipino American Woman Project • Jen Amos
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Last week, TFAW Project had the opportunity to participate in the Asian American Podcasters Association’s Inaugural Asian Podcast Festival! This episode is a snapshot from the festival’s live recording, where co-hosts Jen & Nani get into the origins of the podcast & sisterhood they’ve built together along the way, the radical impact the show has had on the Pinay community, & how they’re using podcasting to evolve our cultural narrative. Want more? 

As we continue to stress how TFAW Project is giving a voice to the Filipinx American community, we urge you to dive into our academic research paper - Pinay Podcasters: Building A Self-Sustaining Community Through Storytelling, Collective Healing & Learning, and Collaboration in our latest project for The Bulosan Center for Filipinx Studies of UC Davis at

In this long love letter to our kumares, we share how we’ve used our podcasting platform to carve space for ourselves to practice new forms of activism, decolonization, and citizen journalism. Expanding on the Maria Clara archetype, we explain how this historical narrative has impacted our cultural identity as Pinays & the many ways we embody patriarchal ideals that have been pushed upon us as Filipinx women today.

Fireside Chat w/ Filipino Momcast: Watch the replay *for a limited time only* of the last workshop in our launch series collaboration with the nanays of the Filipino Momcast for Tsismis w/ Jen & Nani (TJN) at


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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: December 2020, we 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.

We've also been featured in Realtime Community Oakland, Mochi Magazine, Ossa Collective, SUPERBANDS, Chopsticks Alley, FoundHer by Entrepinayship, Spotify, PodFest Expo, Philippine American Foundation for Charities, When In Manila, You Are Collect;ve, San Diego Union Tribune, NBC 7 San Diego, and much more! Read more at:

CONTACT US: Find us on social media: Instagram @thefilipinoamericanwoman, Facebook @thefilipinoamericanwoman, Twitter @thefilamwoman, YouTube

Connect with Co-hosts Jen & Nani on Instagram @jenamoscreates @notesbynani

Have something to share? Email Jen at or Nani at or leave us a voice or text message at 415-484-TFAW(8329)