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The Filipino American Woman Project

128 EpisodesProduced by Jen AmosWebsite

ABOUT USWelcome 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.FREE ONLINE COMMUNITYReceive the latest stories and life lessons from … read more

128 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

129: “Use your community and use your resources because they're here to help you.” Teaching kapwa in the classroom and at home with Keani Dominguez

October 22nd, 2021


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129: “Use your community and use your resources because they're here to help you.” Teaching kapwa in the classroom and at home with Keani …

128: "Happy Filipino American History Month!" October Events and Exclusive content only available on Tsismis with Jen and Nani

October 15th, 2021


128: "Happy Filipino American History Month!" October Events and Exclusive content only available on Tsismis with Jen and Nani

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127: “That’s part of my calling as an artist; going with the flow of how the world changes through storytelling.” Broadway performing, life pivots, & choosing curiosity over shame with Jesca Prudencio

October 8th, 2021


127: “That’s part of my calling as an artist; going with the flow of how the world changes through storytelling.” Broadway performing, life pivots, & choosing curiosity over shame with Jesca Prudencio

This …

126: "I'm happy to be in a space where Filipino American History Month is more about celebrating it as opposed to fighting for it." Celebrating FAHM for the 3rd year with Jen and Nani

October 1st, 2021


126: "I'm happy to be in a space where Filipino American History Month is more about celebrating it as opposed to fighting for it." Celebrating FAHM for the 3rd year with Jen and Nani

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124: "Although I could've kept going solo, it's nice to lean against you again." Welcoming Nani back to the show as a new mother

September 17th, 2021


This week on TFAW Project, someone special makes their reintroduction back onto the show. 

Yep! You guessed it. (Drumroll, please....) Nani Dominguez, …

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

September 10th, 2021


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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 …

122: “I can find my words because of you, the listener.” Important show updates and finally replying to your messages with Jen Amos

September 3rd, 2021


Jen returns with another solo episode! She shares her and Nani’s winter plans for the show, newly released content you can only find on Tsismis with …

120: "Acknowledge the loss that may have propelled you to seek out something new to begin with." A shaken foundation, keynote speech, and showing up anyway with Jen Amos

August 20th, 2021


For the first time in 115+ episodes, Jen Amos shows up solo! She shares a candid snapshot of life in the pandemic today, her latest keynote speech, …

119: "It's important to hear that you matter." Cultural alignment, making mental health accessible, & bringing Fil-Ams back to the Philippines with Melody Agbisit

August 13th, 2021


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Melody Agbisit learned self-advocacy from a young age, and felt compelled to help her peers do the same. Now as a therapist & educator of over …

118: “If you notice me, you notice my village. You notice my community. I am standing on the shoulders of giants.” Expressing gratitude with Jen & Nani

August 6th, 2021


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Jen & Nani take a moment to thank you for your understanding, patience and grace in the recent weeks - especially to our community who’s been …

117: "There’s not one way to be Filipino. My feeling of belonging is based on wherever I am now with myself.” Sampling cultures, land acknowledgments, & the somatic effects of culture shock with Magdalena Valderrama

July 30th, 2021


Rural resident, Co-Founder & Development Director of the Seigler Springs Community Redevelopment Association, and meditation community elder Magdalena Valderrama sits down with co-hosts Jen & Nani to share her …

116: "We continue to really uncover more and more of our narrative that hasn't been shared before." Recent events, upcoming events, and exclusive content with Jen & Nani

July 23rd, 2021


Jen & Nani catch up this week on pregnancy updates, recent events, upcoming events, exclusive Tsismis with Jen & Nani content, and much more!


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115: “If we inherit our ancestral trauma, we also inherit our ancestral resistance, joy, & resilience.” Dismantling white supremacy one scene at a time with Francesca Fernandez McKenzie

July 16th, 2021


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Actor, Educator, & Producer Francesca Fernandez McKenzie (proudly representing the SF Bay Area AKA Ohlone territory) founded Encompass …

114: "I keep showing up because you all keep showing up." Pregnancy updates, upcoming live events, and exciting news with Jen and Nani

July 9th, 2021


In this week's co-host commentary, Jen & Nani chat about all the nerves & feelings as Nani approaches her final weeks of pregnancy, share teasers on upcoming TJN events, & show love to some recent supporters …

112: “We don’t want to create a false impression of our community and negate the fact that not everyone operates with intention.” New, original content on and upcoming travel plans with Jen & Nani

June 25th, 2021


Exciting news! Tsismis with Jen & Nani recently released their first original content: an interview with Nani’s dad, Angelo Dominguez! In this special Father’s Day interview we invite a new perspective into our …

111: "You're gonna be a part of that person's life for the rest of your life. Why wouldn't you love them?" Centering family, passing down Filipino culture, & the blended family experience w/ Aunties Jen & Marie

June 18th, 2021


Nani’s family presence on TFAW Project continues to expand! 

Marie Leanio (EO96) returns for her second interview, this time alongside Nani’s Auntie Jen. Jen & Marie have built a strong bond over the last 20 years …

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

June 11th, 2021


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 …

109: “Don’t let others or the color of your skin get in the way of proudly identifying as Filipino.” Biracial identity crises, long distance relationships, & being raised by single Filipino moms with Michelle Werle

June 4th, 2021


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Michelle Werle joins the ladies of TFAW Project to discuss the internal disconnect in being raised with a Filipino mom and an American dad. She …

108: "It's not that my mom was emotionally unavailable... she was emotionally exhausted." Collective affection and this weekend's events with Jen & Nani

May 28th, 2021


Jen & Nani share a brief episode today to reflect on their last Live workshop, "Collective Affection: The Untold Story of Filipinos On Love" with …

106: "We take for granted the safe space we've provided for each other to really tell our stories." Slowing down to cultivate relationships with Jen & Nani

May 14th, 2021


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It's safe to say that being on Zoom since the start of the pandemic has caused many of us to make more intimate connections online. Jen and …

104: “What can I do to dismantle the crab mentality? It starts with inner work.” Tsismis w/ Jen & Nani official workshop launch commentary & reflections

April 30th, 2021


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We’ve officially launched our newest project: Tsismis with Jen & Nani (TJN)!

In today’s episode, Jen & Nani share their commentary on TJN’s …

103: “I am, because we are.” Using your privilege, access, & platform to create opportunity & build collective success with Marissa Tirona

April 23rd, 2021


Mother, Proud Oaklander & Sci-Fi Nerd Marissa Tirona’s mission in life is to support leadership amongst Black & Brown young women & …

102: "We do need to create the change that we want to see." Introducing Tsismis with Jen & Nani

April 16th, 2021


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It's finally here! We've officially launched Tsismis with Jen & Nani, an exclusive show now available to our members. …

100: “I need to, in a healthy way, move forward. I can’t have people tell me I have to wait my turn.” Celebrating 100 episodes of The Filipino American Woman Project with Jen Amos, Nani Dominguez and Stacey Anne Salinas

April 2nd, 2021


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PSA! The #TFAWProject has reached a huge milestone on its podcasting journey. Join Jen, Nani, and our resident historian & one of our favorite …

098: "Storytelling is a form of self love." UniPro Career Series with Jen Amos & Nani Dominguez

March 19th, 2021


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097: "If we really want to elevate our community and have our voices heard, we need to collaborate.” Being a Filipina in the entertainment industry and choosing the finest with Ardees Rabang

March 12th, 2021


Co-Founder of Madmana LLC, Head of Production of Fenix Studios & Mineo, & Producer, Chief Production Officer of ZenMoose Capital LLC Ardees Rabang discovered her love for media production through working with …

096: “Life is about relationships. That’s literally all it is.” The evolution of Filipino-American culture through generations, family therapy, and running a family business with Marie & Monique Leanio

March 5th, 2021


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Meet Nani's family!

Dynamic mother/daughter duo, Marie & Monique Leanio, join us for a fun episode unpacking how they’ve come to claim their …

095: “Challenge accepted." Walking your own path, facing adversity head-on, and revolutionizing physical therapy with Dr. Rena Eleázar

February 26th, 2021


Physical Therapist and Strength & Conditioning Coach Dr. Rena Eleázar reminisces on her first memories of the Philippines during a typhoon …

094: “You’re Asian American in a white space - do you even know what discrimination is?” Unpacking the intersectional experience of being a mixed Pinay with April Werle

February 19th, 2021


Artist & Muralist, April Werle, joins us for an in-depth breakdown of how cultural dissonance manifests for mixed Pinays wanting to connect with …

092: "Loss of identity is the cost of a colonized mentality." Peeling back the onion layers of Philippine history, culture & revolution with Justine Franchesca S. Ramos

February 5th, 2021


Poet, Occupational Therapy Doctorate Candidate, & Author of Halo-Halo Poetry Justine Franchesca S. Ramos joins us for an insightful conversation …

091: "Everything changed when I was able to get back to what I loved." Dancing her way out of depression with Marikit Fernando

January 29th, 2021


Marikit Fernando is a dancer, performer, and author of the book Back to Dance: How I Revived My Dance and My Spirit and How You Can Too. She discusses how her mom's patriotism for the Philippines shaped her connection …

090: "You can choose to not be in pain.” Breaking toxic patterns, victim advocacy, and the glorified narrative of motherhood turned upside down with Rain Fernandez

January 22nd, 2021


Spreadsheet ninja, self-taught seed cycler, and birth mother Rain Fernandez discusses reclaiming her Filipina identity by breaking toxic generational patterns, owning her victory over a lifetime of pain, and what it …

088: "Your whole life leading up to this moment has happened in five heartbeats at a time.” Pivoting into entrepreneurship, amplifying empathy, and mental health with Tiffany N. Rivera-DeGuzman

January 15th, 2021


Tiffany N. Rivera-DeGuzman shares her journey through entrepreneurship, making it through grad school while battling severe depression, and how …

087: "Let go of things that don’t bring meaning to your life." Her grandma's influence, setting healthy boundaries, and higher education with Jezyle Deo Diez

January 8th, 2021


Current graduate student and original co-host of TFAW Project Jezyle Deo Diez describes herself as a traditional 1.5 generation Filipino-American. She shares how her grandma's influence impacts who she is today, how to …

086: "Give yourself permission to outgrow the parts of yourself that don't align with the person you want to be." Golden Crane Podcast Awards and New Years with Jen & Nani

January 1st, 2021


Happy New Year! Jen & Nani are excited to share that TFAW Project received an Honorable Mention at the 2020 Asian American Podcaster's Inaugural …

085: "Despite how chaotic 2020 has been, I think the one thing that can keep all of us sane is to stay connected with one another and oneself." Holiday Special with Jen & Nani

December 25th, 2020


We're official nominees for the AAP GOLDEN CRANE Podcast Awards 2020!!! Special thanks to YOU for helping us get nominated! Jen & Nani share what this nomination means to them, how their birthday month is going so …

084: “It's okay to be where you're at.” Pursuing college at their own pace with Bulosan Center interns Taylor-Marie Mocorro & Elise Calimlim Israel

December 18th, 2020


Introducing two of our interns from the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies at US Davis: Taylor-Marie Mocorro & Elise Calimlim Israel! Taylor and …

083: "It takes a village to help any one person." Seasonal depression, building and being in community with others, and listener shout outs with Jen & Nani

December 11th, 2020


REMINDER: Give Jen & Nani the best birthday/holiday present ever by helping our show get nominated for 2020 Golden Crane Podcast Award presented …

082: "In questioning, we really get in touch with who we are, and that builds our confidence." Healing, gratitude and good health with the Amos family

December 4th, 2020


For the first time ever, Jen Amos invites her mother and sister together to share their life lessons and stories on the show! Josephine Amos (Jen's younger sister) shares what studying software engineering means to her, …

081: "Look at what we do as a mirror for you to look inward, interpret what our stories mean for yourself, and to know how you want to show up in the world." Thanksgiving Special with Jen & Nani

November 27th, 2020


For this bonus episode, Jen & Nani share the latest insights on who our listeners are (which includes top countries, states and cities), recommend the most downloaded episodes for season 2, share listener feedback, …

080: “There are gifts in your pain, in your trauma, and in your experiences.” Migrating to the US at 12, coming out of the spiritual closet, and living a self-ish lifestyle with Krista Nerestant

November 20th, 2020


Author, Spiritual Medium Psychic, and Trauma Coach Krista Nerestant immigrated to America at 12 years old. She talks about using competition as a …

078: “How else am I different from everybody?” Embracing her uniqueness, mental health, and offering grace to others with Lynne Tugangui

November 6th, 2020


Lynne Tugangui is a Christ-follower, wife for 14 years, mother of three boys, Co-Host of the Filipino MomCast, and the creator of the new online …

077: GO VOTE!! Elections Week Special with Jen Amos & Nani Dominguez on Filipina On the Rise

November 2nd, 2020


SPECIAL THANKS to Krystl Fabella with Filipina on the Rise for allowing us to share this timely interview to our audience! Check out our sister podcast at

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075: "Our story is the one thing that belongs to us." Filipino American History Month Special with Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales

October 23rd, 2020


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Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales joins us for another Filipino American History Month special. She shares her personal narrative, her love/hate …

073: “If we have to take over the airwaves the way we take over karaoke, then so be it. Give us a mic, and we're here.” Life in Vegas, activism, and not waiting for permission with Jean Munson

October 9th, 2020


The Beauty of Bruhas, Pinays without Permission, or Disappointing Pinoy Parents Jean Munson shares how she ended up being raised in Guam to going to …

072: “Yes, it's about preserving the culture. And it's also about evolving the culture.” Filipino American History Month Special with Jen & Nani

October 5th, 2020



Happy Filipino American History Month!! In this special, impromptu show, Jen and Nani talk about this year’s theme of The History of Filipino American Activism, …

070: “Every part of your journey is success.” A family legacy documented in Filipino American history, manifesting magic and being the channel of change with Nicole Maxali

September 25th, 2020


Nicole Maxali is an international motivational speaker, actor, writer, producer, manifestation mentor, and soon to be author. She shares her family’s …

069: “It’s boring to be one dimensional.” Entrepreneurship, business strategy and the fastest growing Filipino directory listing with Cristina Espiritu

September 18th, 2020


Business Strategist, Entrepreneur and Mediator Cristina Espiritu thinks that the “old boys club” has been around for so long. She shares her positive …

068: “Owning your story is an act of self-love.” WOC in PT, fitness and social media with Samantha Jamosmos

September 11th, 2020


Samantha Jamosmos is currently a post-grad pre-physical therapy student, content creator, and community builder. She shares how she's building …

067: “Is this useful? Is it of service? Is it good for the world?” Motherhood, weaving, and creating what she wants to see in the world with Katte Geneta

September 4th, 2020


Mother, weaver, museum director and Founder of Narra Studio Katte Geneta credits her kids for inspiring her to share her story. She shares how having kids has deeply impacted her perspective on so many things, how Narra …

065: “Knowledge is compassion and compassion is power.” Growing up in a mixed household, searching for a sense of home, and yogi therapy with Marissa Tolero

August 21st, 2020


Yogi-Therapist, Bookworm, Wanderer Marissa Tolero shares her experience growing up in a mixed household, currently feeling “at home” in New York, and …

064: "Identity, in general, is consistently changing." Art, education and community organizing with Rebecca Maria Goldschmidt

August 14th, 2020


Artist, educator, community organizer, & lifelong learner Rebecca Maria Goldschmidt shares how she's adapting to her post-grad life during a …

063: "I shouldn't be doing this for free, but you can't put a price on what this makes me feel right now." Music and ministry with Leslie Marie Legaspi Legacion

August 7th, 2020


Music Director, Choir and Piano Teacher Leslie Marie Legaspi Legacion has been playing piano for 20 years and has dedicated most of her life to music …

062: "Art is healing." Graduating college during COVID-19, poetry and being a guide to those who feel disconnected with their identity with Ashley Lanuza

July 31st, 2020


Author, Filmmaker, and Lifelong Student Ashley Lanuza is amongst the new generation of COVID-19 graduates. She shares what her current plans are in this new chapter of her life, how poetry has helped her heal through a …

061: "If we were to give our expertise and learn from each other, then we can take each other to a new level." In Her Purpose with Jennifer Redondo-Marquez and Rose Buado

July 24th, 2020


These two cousins, Rose Buado and Jennifer Redondo-Marquez, were born and raised in the United States (U.S.). Their parents left the Philippines to start a better life for themselves and their families. Like many Asian …

060: “Failure is never a stopping point.” Instilling Filipino pride at a young age and viewing her artistic skills as a trade worth paying for with Anna Dugan

July 17th, 2020


Anna Dugan is a first generation Filipino American, a passionate empath, and an artist commonly known as “Annadidathing.” Anna talks about the Filipino pride her mother instilled in her at a young age, her experiences …

059: "Say yes to yourself." Teen pregnancy out of wedlock, homelessness, and how it takes a village to get back on your feet with Pinky Guerrero

July 10th, 2020


Pinky Guerrero is a mother of three, Digital Audience Strategist, Filipino Ambassador of Goodwill, and Royal International Ms. Philippines 2020. She …

058: “Speaking your mind, in itself, is so healing.” Raised by her mother and becoming Disneyland’s first Fil-Am female dueling pianist with Missy Alcazar

July 3rd, 2020


Melissa J Alcazar, also known as “Missy Alcazar,” is a Professional Dueling Pianist, Singer-Songwriter, and Renaissance Woman. She’s recently helped Fil-Am Fest with their first Virtual event to celebrate Philippine …

057: "Plot twist: I’m full Asian! I’m full Filipino." Curly hair, anti-Black sentiment, and sharing her story with Maxine Dimalanta

June 26th, 2020


UCLA student Maxine Dimalanta shares what her upbringing was like as a full-Filipina with curly hair, anti-Black sentiment in the Filipino community, …

056: "How do I want to show up this second season? Because we're not showing up as normal." Season 2 Trailer with Jen & Nani

June 19th, 2020


The Filipino American Woman Project is back for Season 2 and we're coming back better than ever!

Great news: We're doing video now! Check out the video version of our trailer, which is exclusively available when you sign …

055: "There are listeners just like you that are waiting to hear your story." Celebrating our season finale with co-hosts Jen & Nani

March 24th, 2020


Co-hosts Jen and Nani celebrate the season finale by covering listener demographics, recommended episodes for first-time listeners, and listener feedback. They also announce their plans to connect with all of your …

054: "Be kind to yourself." Firstborn in America, higher education and making courageous career choices with Jannel Mariano

March 19th, 2020


Daughter of immigrants, higher education professional, and reality TV enthusiastic Jannel Mariano currently holds the record for listening to our …

053: "You have to learn how to really advocate for yourself because no one else will do it for you." Journalism, Visibility and the Career Survival Guide with Starla Sampaco

March 14th, 2020


Starla Sampaco launched Career Survival Guide to help early-career professionals, especially women and people of color, navigate work-related …

052: “Every major turning point in my career has happened after I've made a vision board.” Podcasting, animation and the supernatural with Sapphire Sandalo

March 9th, 2020


Sapphire Sandalo is the creator of the web series & podcast called Something Scary, where she told ghost stories - emphasizing those from …

051: “You can do anything, even if you are a mom.” Working full time, running a side business, and motherhood with Jenn Estacio

March 4th, 2020


Jenn Estacio is rediscovering herself now that she’s a mom. She currently works full time while learning how to run a small business called Flipp …

050: “This trip gave me a very macro view of the motherland and taught me to let go of all my expectations.” Co-host Nani Dominguez' first trip to the Philippines

February 28th, 2020


Jen and Nani celebrate 50 podcast episodes and 12.5k + downloads of The Filipino American Woman Project! Nani also shares her reflections on her first trip to the motherland.


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049: “I lived a double life. But I justified my actions with my achievements.” From drug and alcohol abuse to now thriving in Miami, FL with Marian Bacol-Uba

February 23rd, 2020


Founder of Thriver Lifestyle, TEDx & Keynote Speaker, Business Coach & Bestselling Author Marian Bacol-Uba’s life in Miami looks completely …

048: "I’m not going to be a quiet Filipina that's supposed to assimilate and not talk about trauma." A smooth immigration transition, identity and sexual assault with Mae Flores

February 18th, 2020


TEDx Speaker, Actor, Single Mother & Founder of “Light Me Up” Survivor Dance Therapy Mae Flores felt fortunate to have a smooth transition immigrating to America at age 11 with her mother and sister. It was only in …

047: "You’re taking away life from yourself when you stop doing what you're passionate about." Jersey City, supporting artists and having fun with M. Josephine

February 13th, 2020


M. Josephine is an artist, singer-songwriter, connector, and mother of two. She shares her love for being born and raised in Jersey City, and her passion to empower women in their self love and personal development …

046: “I still felt really pressured to get really good grades and go into the medical field.” Nursing, binge eating and mindfulness with Alyssa Saquilayan

February 8th, 2020


Alyssa Saquilayan is a Board Certified Nurse Coach, recovered binge eater, and neuroplasticity enthusiast. She’s also a San Francisco native, …

045: “I put myself out there, that’s the American way.” Celebrating TFAW Project's 3 Year Anniversary with our very first interview with Connie Marie Castro

February 3rd, 2020


In celebration of The Filipino American Woman Project’s three year anniversary, Jen shares our first Facebook Live interview from January 12, 2017 with blogger and stay-at-home mother Connie Marie Castro.

Connect with …

044: "I feel like this project gives all of us an opportunity to just be who we are." Celebrating 8.5k total plays and the new year with co-hosts Jen and Nani

January 29th, 2020


For the first official recording of the new year, on January 11th, 2020, Nani and Jen celebrate 8.5k total plays for TFAW Project podcast show! They break down our listenership demographics, recommend their top three …

043: “Because it’s corrupt.” A special episode with co-host Nani Dominguez before her first trip to the Philippines

January 24th, 2020


As we prepare for a new line up of interviews, we take a moment to check in with our co-host Nani Dominguez before her first trip to the motherland. She shares what had inspired her to visit the Philippines, her …

042 - Part 2/2 SF Bay Area Live Show 2019: "You’ve all given me more conviction to show up as I am."

January 19th, 2020


This is a recording of our first LIVE event in the SF Bay Area! In this part 2/2 episode, we discuss why Filipinos were left out of American history, …

041 - Part 1/2 SF Bay Area Live Show 2019: “Filipino isn’t something that you need to try to be, it’s who you already are.”

January 14th, 2020


This is a recording of our first LIVE event in the SF Bay Area! In this part 1/2 episode, we discuss personal experiences with Filipino organizations, internalized racism, and a historical perspective on why many of us …

040: “We’re this intercultural tribe of ancient beings in young people’s agile bodies." Decolonization and spirituality through art and healing practices with Sammay Dizon

January 9th, 2020


Healer, Artivist and Truthspeaker Sammay Dizon is an unapologetic first-generation brown femme navigating the discourse between decolonization and …

039: “I wish I can help relieve some of that pain if she were to open up." Being raised by a single mother, preserving language, and abusive relationships with Meia Santos

January 4th, 2020


Meia Santos is born and raised in Chicago. Today she is multitasking at her best by balancing work, school and raising her 2-year-old son with her …

038: “I found that loving myself is going to disappoint some people.” Meditation, listening to your body, and purpose over fear with Melissa Barayang

December 30th, 2019


2019 was the year that Morena, Meditation Guide and Space Holder Melissa Barayang felt like she was stepping into her power. Mel shares her …

037: “We don’t call green half blue or half yellow. It’s just green.” Identifying as Mestizx and gender non-binary, decolonized pedagogy in higher education and self love with Sarah Ojeda Kimbrough

December 25th, 2019


Social worker, parent and recovering addict Sarah Ojeda Kimbrough identifies as Mestizx and gender non-binary. Growing up, Sarah grew a resentment around the identity of being female and how they learned to love moving …

036: "Find a hole in the world with the shape of you and fill it." Representation, podcasting and curating your tribe with Krystl Fabella

December 20th, 2019


Creator and Host of "Filipina on the Rise" Podcast & Platform Krystl Fabella believes that the Filipino American is an evolving narrative and …

035: “Aren’t all Filipinos nurses?” Being raised by a single parent, her love for language, and stereotyping in the workplace with Dr. Stella C

December 15th, 2019


Physician, wife, mother of two and SF Bay Area resident Dr. Stella C knew at a very young age that she wanted to become a doctor. She shares what it was like to be raised by a single mother, getting hazed in medical …

034: “What’s Your Pinoy Love Language?” Traditional parenting, counseling for Filipino women, and rescripting your story with Roanne de Guia-Samuels

December 10th, 2019


Filipina Psychotherapist, Educator, One Lucky Mama & Wife Roanne de Guia-Samuels had a hydrid experience of immigrating to America at 11 years …

033: “I couldn’t be an environmentalist if I wasn’t rooted as a Filipina.” How visiting the Philippines solidified her work today with Kristy Drutman

December 5th, 2019


Creator and curator of Brown Girl Green Kristy Drutman is redefining environmentalism in the 21st century. She describes her mixed heritage as a …

032: "Repeat outfit offenders unite!" Growing an influencer brand, code switching, and slow fashion with Kara Fabella

November 30th, 2019


Ethical fashion blogger and Founder of The Flipp Side Kara Fabella shares what her life is like today as she builds an influencer brand while working …

031: “Our job is to hold that awkward space for others.” The importance of showing up for ourselves and for each other with Niki and Monica Magtoto

November 25th, 2019


Although sisters Niki and Monica Magtoto lead completely different lives, there's one clear thing that they both value: holding and creating space …

030: “To da dit (a.k.a. 'to the death')." Event planning, pinay sisterhood in the hustle, and using trauma & death as a powerful motivator with Gina Mariko Rosales

November 20th, 2019


Founder of Make It Mariko Events, Co-Founder of Undiscovered SF, and Founder of Entrepinays Summit Gina Mariko Rosales is an example of what it means …

029: “I am far from perfect.” Philanthropy, social media and mental health with Asia Hilario

November 15th, 2019


2019 has been quite the year for Women Empowerment Lifestyle Blogger, Mental health advocate, and Volunteer CrisisCounselor for …

028: “The day that I was let go, I literally felt a weight lifted off of my shoulders.” Operating a mobile restaurant business with Kathy Hardy

November 10th, 2019


Losing her job in 2011 turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Chef Kathy Hardy. By mid-2012, Kathy joined the OG crew of the new food truck industry in Denver, CO. Her vision for the food cart was to introduce …

027: “You are your dad’s only daughter. He cannot lose you.” Living her father's values in her own way with Dr. Adeleine Conanan Liang

November 5th, 2019


Dr. Adeleine Conanan Liang is a 1.5-generation Filipino immigrant, soon to be Licensed Psychologist, and fur mama. Growing up as an only child, …

026: "We all need to find a place that makes us feel safe to explore who we are and all that we are." A special FAHM episode with co-hosts Jen and Nani

November 1st, 2019


Your co-hosts, Nani and Jen celebrate the final day of Filipino American History Month - over drinks!!

SF Bay Area - Jen will be visiting from Dec. …

025: “What’s so important about Filipino American women's history? There’s nothing there that hasn’t been said already.” Archiving our history with Stacey Anne

October 26th, 2019


Pinay Activist-Scholar, PhD student and Author of Pinay Guerrilleras Stacey Anne joins us for a special FAHM episode to talk about how she is …

024: “I can’t separate them - I am that hyphen.” Connecting to your heritage as an expat and expanding worldviews through storytelling with Kay Fabella

October 21st, 2019


The Story Finder & visibility strategist for WOC leaders Kay Fabella joins us as an expat in Madrid, Spain to share the importance of expanding people's worldview by sharing our stories. Kay shares a different take …

023: "Why are you other-ing me?" Assimilating as a mestiza with Marjory Ware

October 17th, 2019


First generation Filipino/white woman, Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington State, and enneagram nerd Marjory Ware immigrated to America at 16 …

022: "We are living in a very fortunate time where we can safely document and distribute our stories." A FAHM special episode with previous guest Anjelica Moresca Enaje

October 11th, 2019


Memoirist-in-progress, fellow booknerd and grad student Anjelica Moresca Enaje joins us once again for a special episode on Filipinx literacy. We take a deeper dive into the Maria Clara archetype from Jose Rizal's …

021: “Your healing is so much more important than protecting other people’s feelings.” Celebrating 1k Plays with Co-Hosts Jen Amos & Nani Dominguez

October 6th, 2019


Less than three months since we launched the podcast show, we are now humbled to be celebrating our first 1,000 plays with you! Jen and Nani candidly share the latest stats on our listeners, give several shout outs to …

020: "It’s okay, you just gotta get organized." Our ability to get organized and build power in the face of multiple oppressions with Jollene Levid

October 1st, 2019


Jollene Levid honors many of the women in her life, including herself, that are survivors of some form of violence through her work as the AF3IRM …

019: "There’s a hole in my heart and it’s in the shape of my father." A father's impact on identity with Renee Barabad Floresca

September 19th, 2019


Originally from Hercules in the East Bay Area, Renee Barabad Floresca is a Filipina actor, educator & writer based in Brooklyn. She shares her …

018: "The later we start sex education, the more unlearning we have to teach." Celebrating diversity, sex education and boundaries with Justine Ang Fonte

September 14th, 2019


As Filipina, Feminist and Foodie Ms. Justine Ang Fonte was growing up, she soon discovered that not everyone was "woke with their ancestry." It was thanks to American comedian Rex Navarrete that she was inspired to …

017: "I want my kids to respect me, but I also want them to have a voice." Homeschool, blogging and virtual assistance with Michele Montierro

September 9th, 2019


Michele Montierro shares her story as a homeschool mother of three, educational blogger and virtual assistant for female online entrepreneurs. …

016: “You’re fighting for the colonizer and you don’t even know it.” Deconstructing colonialism with JL Umipig

September 4th, 2019


Cultural Bearer, Liberation Educator and Creator Jana Lynne Umipig shares how now is the time of decolonization. She thoroughly unpacks what it means …

015: “Do I want to raise my child the same way that I was raised by my mom?” Being a new mother with Clarice Aguilera

August 30th, 2019


Clarice Aguilera is on a personal quest to teach her daughter about the Philippines - its people, the language and its culture and values. She shares …

014: "Our kids need to see themselves in stories." Creating children's books and knowing you are richly loved with Melissa Leslie Q

August 25th, 2019


Artist, Author, Health Advocate and Entrepreneur Melissa Leslie Q is internationally known for her fine art reflecting musical inspirations and …

013: "Are you getting paid for that?" Finding the balance between pursuing your passions and being stable with Karen Joy Pangantihon

August 20th, 2019


Equity Actor, Singer, and multidisciplinary artist Karen Joy Pangantihon candidly shares the pursuit of being an artist while feeling like an …

012: "There's no harm in asking for what you believe you should earn and deserve." The power of asking with Rachelle Peraz Ocampo

August 15th, 2019


Rachelle Peraz Ocampo is a Public Health & Community Engagement Professional, TV Talk Show Host, and the daughter of Nelly & Ronnie Ocampo. Together with co-hosts Jen Amos and Nani Dominguez, they discuss the …

011: "A feeling is not a solid." Normalizing conversations around mental health with Elaine Dolalas

August 10th, 2019


Outside of her full-time job as an advisor at UCLA, Elaine Dolalas shares her commitment to always work toward the betterment of Filipino American …

010: "Being 'not good enough' is a myth that we have the power to change." Life after fear with Nicole Cruz

August 5th, 2019


Life Coach for 1st & 2nd Generation Americans Nicole Cruz celebrates Filipino Americans' opportunity to survive AND thrive while still honoring …

009: "What has this show meant to you so far?" Celebrating 400+ Episode Plays with Co-Hosts Jen Amos & Nani Dominguez

July 31st, 2019


Co-Hosts Jen Amos and Nani Dominguez casually reflect on the first 400+ plays of The Filipino American Woman Project's Podcast Show.

Special shoutouts to Filipina authors Melinda L. de Jesús with Pinay Power, Melissa …

008: "Choose to live." Supporting family and choosing to live life her way with Anjelica Moresca Enaje

July 26th, 2019


Writer, 1st Generation Cast Member of Raised Pinay, and Dutiful Daughter Anjelica Moresca Enaje was born, raised and still resides in New York. She …

007: "Day by day, appreciate what you have." Being grateful and enjoying your life with Jaymee Wins

July 21st, 2019


Inspirational Influencer, 2x cancer survivor and global traveler Jaymee Wins shares her life from being a former Filipina celebrity (formally known …

006: "What's the skin that I'm in?" Exploring identity in the workplace and as a mother with Ria Pretekin

July 16th, 2019


Educator, Coach, and Counselor Ria Pretekin shares how she has taken a deep dive into exploring her identity after having lived in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles, becoming a mother, to now living in the city of …

005: "Do It Scared." Having Christ at the Center of Your Life with Maryann Clark

July 11th, 2019


Christ Follower, Mother of Five and Mental Health Advocate Maryann Clark shares her relationship with Christ, her "hella Bay Area" roots, and living …

004: "Life happens for me, not to me." Sharing Personal and Professional Stories with Anna Marie Cruz

July 6th, 2019


Founder of Entrepinayship, Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Builder, and Integrative Coach to Entrepreneurial Women Anna Marie Cruz shares stories of her personal background coming to the states and the professional work …

003: "Do It Anyway, Even If You Don't Have All of Your Ducks In a Row" - A Short Story by Your Host Jen Amos

July 1st, 2019


This is an experimental episode that breaks away from the normal interviews with our fellow Filipino American sisters. Rather than Tweet about epiphanies as she normally does, TFAW Project Podcast Host, Jen Amos, …

002: "What Are You Going to Do Instead?" Communicating Healthy Boundaries with Jezyle Deo Diez

June 26th, 2019


SDSU Alumni, First-Generation College Graduate Student, Aspiring Student Affairs professional Jezyle Deo Diez shares how setting healthy boundaries …

001: Welcome to the First Episode of The Filipino American Woman Project

June 21st, 2019


Learn about what The Filipino American Woman Project is about and how you can get involved!


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