Jackie Fernandez is a two time Emmy award winning TV host and content creator. She is also an Asian American advocate. She has been in the TV industry for more than a decade and that means she lived in a lot of places. Anchoring the morning shows in Greensboro, NC and Cleveland, Oh gave Jackie the chance to cover some of the biggest stories those cities had ever seen from Donald Trump’s RNC to the Cavaliers NBA Championship to Maya Angelou’s death. Unbelievable stories she felt privileged to tell. Along the way, Jackie won two Emmys for her work in both hard news coverage and community service. Winning one Emmy is pretty unreal so when she got another one, she gave it to her mom and dad. The even had a little awards ceremony and everything!
Jackie shares her views on self confidence and how she started her passion for creating meaningful content for the Asian American community. She also shares tips that can help you on your journey to self confidence.
Jackie Fernandez is a two time Emmy award winning TV host and content creator. She is also an Asian American advocate.
Jackie is of Filipina and Chinese descent.
Favorite Self Confidence Quote
There are people less qualified than you, doing the things you want to do, simply because they decide to believe in themselves. Period.
Definition of Self Confidence
Self confidence is the inherent belief in yourself.
Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence
Jackie’s parents wanted the best for her so they worked hard to put her through private school. At her private school, Jackie constantly compared herself to the rich kids since her family wasn’t as well off. She always felt different considering she was in a majority rich white space filled with entitlement.
The “AHA” Moment
In college, Jackie started to understand her Asian heritage, culture and history in America. This made her appreciate what her parents has sacrificed just to have a better life in America and realized where she came from. She started to grow as her authentic self.
Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence
Jackie is creating content for Asian American community. She has overcome alot in her journey especially being a creative writer which she was scared to pursue at first.
She still continuous to be an Asian hero.
The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener
Be gentle with yourself, breathe, it’s okay to be vulnerable, and have gratitude.