Krystl Fabella is the creator of the Filipina On The Rise which is podcast and platform that spotlights Filipina powerhouses, their journeys and celebrating what it means to be Filipina. Born in the Philippines, she observed first-hand stark-class disparities between impoverished and privileged communities, fuelling her pursuit to break down barriers that underserved communities face and use education as a vehicle for empowerment. While attending UC San Diego, her passion for social justice, activism, and advocacy began when she ran a UC-wide campaign against sexual assault and helped successfully secure improved prevention education at UCSD. She has had the opportunity to serve as the undergraduate Vice President of External Affairs, lobbying state officials and organizing UC-wide for college affordability and accessibility.
Krystl shares about her platform and her passion as to why she started it. She also shares her story about her sexual assault in college that led her to be the Filipina on the rise and be the powerhouse woman that she is today.
Krystl Fabella is the creator of the FIlipina On The Rise podcast and platform.
Krystl is of Filipina descent.
Favorite Self Confidence Quote
Your ancestors did not survive everything that nearly ended them for you to shrink yourself to make someone else comfortable. This sacrifice is your warcry, be loud, be everything and make them proud.
Definition of Self Confidence
Self confidence knowing your worth and knowing what you can bring is special.
Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence
Krystl was sexually assaulted in college. This made her feel small since people around her talked about it, she tried to fight it and lost the case and also carried a fake confidence.
The “AHA” Moment
Krystl decided to create a movement and had a statewide campaign about sexual assault prevention in her college. She was able to make a change and help others who were also victims of sexual abuse.
Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence
When Krystl feels down, she references back to the times where she was able to level up like this one. She has become resilient and is able to rise above her challenges.
The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener
Pinpoint a time in your life when you were feeling low and think about how you overcame it. When you are in the journey of finding your calling or levelling up, declutter what doesn’t serve you and surround yourself with people who will help you.