784: Be Yourself Everyday With Alex Chester

Alex Chester is the Editor-in-Chief of Hapa Mag, an online publication written by Hapas for everyone. Alex is also a co-host on the Be Yourself Everyday With Alex Chesterpodcast We’re Not All Ninjas and she is part of the first Asian American Sketch Comedy Troupe “Model Majority.” Alex can also be seen in several National Commercials including H&M, UPS, and Popeyes.  She has been performing since she was 5 years old. Some favorite theatre credits include How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at Madison Square Garden. Little Red Riding Hood in “Into the Woods” with Prospect Theatre Co/National Asian Artist Project (NAAP), Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at Fire Island Pines Arts Project. Other favorite NYC theatre credits include Minnie Fey in “Hello Dolly” with NAAP, and “Bubble Boy” staring Alice Ripley (Stage & Original Cast Recording) 54 Below.

Alex shares what she struggled with especially being a woman of mixed race.  She also shares how being herself everyday has helped her boost her confidence and be more comfortable in her own skin.

Bio

Alex Chester is the Editor-In-Chief of Hapa Mag.

Cultural Background

Alex is of Japanese, French, Russian and Jewish descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is being unapologetically yourself.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Alex always felt that she wasn’t enough and it is still something she struggles with. She tried so hard to fit the mold she thought people wanted her to be, and it sucked.  She wasn’t authentic.

The “AHA” Moment

Alex decided to color her hair purple which gave her the confidence to express her true self.  She also surrounds herself with a tribe that lifts her up.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Alex feels good in her own skin.  She does not apologize for being her weird quirky self and embraces it.  She wakes up being herself everyday.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Stop caring so much about pleasing others and trying to fix others. Take care of yourself first, being you is a powerful. Oh and be kind.

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