374: Be Proud Of Your True Self With Jerrica Escoto

Jerrica Escoto has been a spoken word performer for over a decade. She was on the 2010, 2013, and 2015 San Diego Slam  Be Proud Of Your True Self With Jerrica EscotoTeam and a finalist at the 2011 Women of the World Poetry Slam where she ranked 12th in the world that year. Jerrica has used her poetry to mentor youth and facilitate workshops for young women in community schools and juvenile hall. In 2014, she released her first book of poetry with fellow poet, Gill Sotu, entitled “How to Love Gods and Acrobats.”

Jerrica was bullied for who she was and thought she had to seek approval from others.  When she decided to stand tall and be proud of her true self, that is when she broke free from the opinion of others and decided to live her true self.

Bio

Jerrica is spoken word performer.

Cultural Background

Jerrica is of Filipina descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

I cannot control the way others experience me; I can only control the way I experience others.

I cannot control the way others experience me; I can only control the way I experience others.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is being exactly who you are in all of your versions and parts. Self-witnessing over self-judging. Noting grief but not giving grief power.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Jerrica used to be bullied in school.

The “AHA” Moment

Coming out in high school gave her the chance to be her true self.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Jerrica is trusting herself more and doing spoken word helps her confidence.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Falling in love with yourself never ends.

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