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227: Stop Seeking Permission With So Yun Um

227: Stop Seeking Permission With So Yun Um


So Yun Um is a Korean American Filmmaker & Film Critic.  She runs So’s Reel Thoughts which Stop Seeking Permission With So Yun Umhighlights international, independent, and genre films. She writes a bi-weekly column called Badass Femmes for Crome Yellow & is the creator of the #GirlTalkSeries. She programs for LA Festivals and is part of the Women Film Critics Circle.

Back then, So used to doubt herself since other people used to doubt her.  She realized that the moment she stop seeking permission from others, she started living life for herself.  Check out So’s interview to listen to her story and tips on her inner journey to self confidence.


So Yun Um is a film critic and film maker.

Cultural Background

So is of Koran descent.

The Tao of Self Confidence Newsletter

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.


Definition of Self Confidence

Knowing your worth and living through it.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

In middle school, people doubted So which made her doubt herself.

The “AHA” Moment

So realized that nobody else is doing it, so she went for it.

Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

So knows that there’s not an invisible hero saving her.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Stop comparing to others.  Start with you, know you and be okay with being you.

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Bonus:  Self Confidence Resources

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