267: Embrace Your Culture With Larissa Lam

Larissa Lam is an award-winning pop, dance and soul-influenced singer and songwriter. Her current single “I Feel Alive” won the Embrace Your Culture With Larissa Lam2015 Hollywood Music in Media Award and Akademia Music Award for Best Dance Song. She was named November 2015 Best Vocalist of the Month by SingerUniverse Magazine. This petite, Chinese-American woman defies stereotypes and expectations with her powerful and soulful voice. However, what makes Lam stand out is her range and ability to craft memorable melodies with lyrical depth and empowering themes. Lam can energize you with club anthems, show some sass with a jazzy twist or bare her soul with a tender ballad.

Growing up in the United States, Larissa used to be ashamed of being Asian American.  She wanted to be like her peers since she grew up in a predominantly Caucasian community.  A story from the Bible helped Larissa realized to embrace her culture and now gets involved in Asian American issues to educate and bring awareness.

Bio

Larissa Lam is a music artist and TV/Radio Host.

Cultural Background

Larissa is of Chinese American descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

I’m not the kind of girl to conform to this world, I live the way I believe is right.

I’m not the kind of girl to conform to this world, I live the way I believe is right.

 

Definition of Self Confidence

It’s about understanding your self worth and self value.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Larissa’s parents gave confidence in herself but she was less confident when she was put in groups since her town was predominantly a Caucasian community.

The “AHA” Moment

Larissa realize that instead of being ashamed to be Asian American, she started embracing it.  She is the bridge to it.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Larissa is a huge Asian American advocate.  She got into the entertainment industry and gets involved in Asian American issues to educate and bring awareness.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Stay true to your own convictions, you are unique.

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