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.
Connect with Francesca:
- Instagram @cheskamckenzie or @encompassnyc
- Facebook @cheskamckenzie
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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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