Episode 16

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

Published on: 16th July, 2021

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

This interview is also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/WFTgFwjHorE

Actor, Educator, & Producer Francesca Fernandez McKenzie (proudly representing the SF Bay Area AKA Ohlone territory) founded Encompass Collective - an actor training center for new, global majority artists at sliding scale rates - after graduating from Yale School of Drama with her Master’s degree in acting. 

Jen, Nani & Francesca talk about the different spaces they’ve been in community with each other throughout the pandemic, how Francesca transformed her perceived professional drought into a unique opportunity to build intentional work supporting other BIPOC (/BIMPOC/global majority) artists, and share bicoastal resources for Filipinx folks looking to connect with their roots.

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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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The Filipino American Woman Project
Stories and life lessons by Filipino American women
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.

FREE ONLINE COMMUNITY
Receive the latest stories and life lessons from our community by subscribing to our newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cO0bif

SUPPORT JEN AND NANI
LOVE OUR SHOW? Show your support and get exclusive access to the "Tsismis with Jen & Nani" podcast by visiting http://www.buyusboba.com/

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.

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: https://linktr.ee/tfawproject.featured

CONTACT US
Find us on social media: Instagram @thefilipinoamericanwoman, Facebook @thefilipinoamericanwoman, Twitter @thefilamwoman, YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-IzWjkLCof3Pf7TW8ExyXw

Have something to share? Email Jen at jen@tfawproject.com or Nani at nani@tfawproject.com or leave us a voice or text message at 415-484-TFAW(8329)

Learn more about our co-hosts Jen at http://thejenamos.com/ and Nani at https://notesbynani.com/
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Jen Amos

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Jen Amos is an award-winning podcaster and entrepreneur.

Jen first found podcasting in summer 2019 as a way to work through depression and bouts of loneliness. She had recently moved from San Diego, CA (her home of 20+ years) to now Virginia Beach, VA in pursuit of new business ventures.

Jen actively seeks to find common ground through conversation and storytelling to foster connection, community and collaboration. She is known for her active listening skills, candidness, and ability to uncover powerful stories and universal lessons while conversing with her guests. Her favorite topics to cover on her podcast shows involve military families, entrepreneurs, women, and mental health. Since summer 2019, she has conducted 500+ podcast interviews.

Prior to podcasting and moving to the east coast, Jen received her Bachelor’s in Journalism emphasis Public Relations at San Diego State University and was fired from her fourth consecutive job in her young adult years. For more than a decade since, Jen has established a career in sales and in entrepreneurship with experience in the legal industry, online marketing, and now financial services.

During her spare time, Jen volunteers with Veterati, enjoys a leisurely read, and swimming.

Nani Dominguez Smith

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A client once described Nani to a colleague as their organization's 'wordsmith'. Some years later, she's built her brand based on this lingering affection. Companies hire Nani to translate their unique stories into compelling narratives through content and copy that position them advantageously for competitive analysis and strategic planning objectives.

Nani's experience in administrative excellence paired with her keen, creative ability has furnished her comprehensive skillset in project management, communications, operations, strategic planning and human capital management. Her portfolio ranges from podcasting to blog writing, newsletter writing, website content writing, copywriting, academic research paper writing, proposal writing, corporate communications, interview reporting, digital marketing and workshop trainings.