Episode 26

125: “When you find authenticity & kindness in a person, keep them close.” Drive thru balut, Filipinos in show business, and turning childhood dreams into cathartic professional opportunities with Emy Coligado

Published on: 24th September, 2021

125: “When you find authenticity & kindness in a person, keep them close.” Drive thru balut, Filipinos in show business, and turning childhood dreams into cathartic professional opportunities with Emy Coligado

This conversation is also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/xytpYt2mBMY

Dog mom, Actress & Executive Producer Emy Coligado tells her story; a girl who leaves her hometown in Borger, TX to pursue her childhood dream in the performing arts in the Big Apple. Fast forward to today, Emy has secured a decorated resume for herself including the show that inspired it all - Miss Saigon - in the Broadway company.

Bringing it back full circle, she recently finished filming & producing one of her favorite projects yet, titled ‘The Girl Who Left Home’, that features a plot emulating one of the most difficult times she’s had to face in real life: the loss of her dad. Playing the role of the nanay in a Filipino-lead film offered her a unique, cathartic opportunity to work through her grief. She dedicates this pride point in her life to her late father, and considers it an homage to her mother. 

Emy shares the beauty of Filipinos in show business, and explains why the quality of your community is more important than its quantity.

Learn more about Emy & her work at https://www.emycoligado.com/ or catch her on Instagram/YouTube @emycoligado. Watch The Girl Who Left Home now at https://www.girlwholeft.com/

The Girl Who Left Home is an Official Selection and Encore Presentation of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Our film’s LA premiere in-person screening is at Regal LA Live on Friday, October 1st at 6pm PT. For info or tickets visit https://linktr.ee/GirlWhoLeftHome

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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.

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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.