350: Project Voice With Jessica Nguyen
Jessica Nguyen is the host of the Project Voice which is a Podcast series dedicated
to increasing visibility on narratives from Asian America and spearheaded by the voices of Asian American women. As the host, Jessica hopes that this series will act as a digital space where members of her community can go to for guidance and resources. Jessica is also a freelance content creator working on numerous projects such as blogging, photography, video and copywriting.
Jessica used to have a hard time sharing her voice since she was not able to communicate in English in the beginning. It held back her confidence to speak her voice. After learning to express herself through writing and creating her podcast, Jessica is now more confident on sharing her voice and mission to the world.
This will also be the last episode for Season 2. The Tao of Self Confidence will back for Season 3 on September 1, 2017. In the meantime, enjoy past episodes of amazing women’s journey to self confidence.
Jessica Nguyen is the host of the Project Voice podcast.
Jessica is of Vietnamese descent.
Favorite Self Confidence Quote
“What’s the greatest lesson that a woman can learn?” That since day one, she’s already had everything she needs within herself. It’s the world that convinced that she did not.”
Definition of Self Confidence
The ability to not only feel empowered by your personal strengths but also comfortable with sharing your vulnerabilities with others. Embracing yourself as a whole and not just investing in and appreciating the parts that make you feel good about yourself.
Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence
For Jessica, it was communicating in English, whether it was through writing or speaking. She was really quiet and timid in class in high school and her first year in college. She had a soft spoken voice, which made life a bit more difficult and was something that had been a huge struggle for her to reclaim. Speaking was not second nature for Jessica at all.
The “AHA” Moment
Jessica overcame her struggle with writing more quickly than speaking because at least writing gave her the time to gather and organize her thoughts before hitting that “publish” button for all the world to see. Writing became her medium to share her voice. She blogged often and even wrote articles for a town newsletter she founded. This underground newsletter of hers really spearheaded her passion in making a difference on marginalized communities because after seeing how one article of mine led to the passing of a $900,000 lighting project proposal, trumping the corrupted trustee board at that time, she knew that she wouldn’t stop there.
Eventually it let Jessica to create her podcast called Project Voice.
Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence
Her podcast has given Jessica more motivation to work harder and work on her purpose after the positive feedback she has received.
The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener
Just create as much as you can. Be confident in your ability to make a difference on the world through your own creations. Every personal passion project you take on is a life of its own. You never know how much of impact it has, how much happiness it can create without trying it out.