424: Pursue Your Dreams With Jennifer J. Chow

Jennifer J. Chow, an Asian-American writer, holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a Master’s in Social Pursue Your Dreams With Jennifer J. ChowWelfare from UCLA. Her geriatric work experience influences her stories. She lives in Los Angeles, California.  Her short fiction has most recently appeared in Hyphen Magazine and Yay! LA Magazine. Her Asian-American novels include Dragonfly Dreams, The 228 Legacy, and Seniors Sleuth.

Jennifer shares how she is able to regain her confidence by pursuing her dreams of becoming the successful author that she is today.  She also shares tips that can help you in your own journey to self confidence.


Jennifer J. Chow is a multicultural fiction author.

Cultural Background

Jennifer is of Chinese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

I am becoming full moons and sunrises.

I am becoming full moons and sunrises.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is being fully aware of your uniqueness (both strengths and flaws).  Embracing who you are, and relishing in your identity without other people’s opinions.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Jennifer was definitely a people pleaser, tied into others’ opinions of her, often waffling depending on what others said of her.

The “AHA” Moment

Jennifer had 2 AHA moments:

1) Sort of breakdown in high school where she couldn’t hold onto being the perfect everything to everyone(daughter, sister, etc.);

2) She started her career as a social worker but had the inside passion of being a writer; read Nordie’s at Noon about young women facing cancer and knew she had to go for her dreams no matter what

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Jennifer is able to walk about with peace and not self-condemnation.  Her passion is aligned with her work and feeling fulfilled that she is able to do so.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

It’s a journey.  People are different and wonderful because of it; odd things make you unique. Ironically, to be confident about self, find a tribe.  Have a bigger perspective.

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