260: Stop Being Other People’s Fantasy With Vanessa Teck

Vanessa Teck is an Asian American scholar-activist. She received both her M.A. in Higher Education and B.A in Intercultural Stop Being Other People’s Fantasy With Vanessa TeckCommunications and Digital Media Studies from University of Denver. She is the co-founder and EVP of Multimedia and Outreach of Project Ava, a social justice and advocacy based multimedia production company.  A daughter of Cambodian refugees, she has always felt a deep commitment towards addressing issues of equity, access, and persistence.

Vanessa used to follow what other people wanted her to be instead of what she wanted to be.  The minute she decided to stop being other people’s fantasy, that is when she was able to step into her own power to be her authentic self.

Bio

Vanessa Teck is a feminist, scholar activist and justice educator.

Cultural Background

Vanessa is of Cambodian descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Our backs tell stories no books have the spine to carry.

Our backs tell stories no books have the spine to carry.

Definition of Self Confidence

Confidence is in us.  We can relearn that we are amazing.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Vanessa was molded into what others wanted her to be.  She was trying to be other people’s fantasies.

The “AHA” Moment

Vanessa decided to stop being other people’s fantasies.  One way of doing this was changing her surroundings helped her confidence.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Vanessa redirected her work in higher education.  It may be challenge but its worth it since she has a cause worth fighting for.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Everyday is a new chapter of learning who you are.

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