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Growing Up with Sally Millon


WHAT DID YOU LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF DURING THE INTERVIEW

I learned that my story is relatable to many Filipino-Americans

I best relate to our Filipino culture through food

HOW CAN WE BE PROACTIVE IN SHARING OUR CULTURE?

  • Joining and/or following events hosted by Filipino organizations, supporting small business/artists/creatives

  • Watching documentaries/films

  • Share knowledge with friends/family

  • Opening conversations or creating spaces to talk and celebrate our culture


WHAT ARE QUESTIONS YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK CHACHIE?

How did you get involved with Kasamahan Co.?


For me being involved with Kasamahan Co started with my own curiosity and my tenacity of wanting to learn more about the history of our community here in Hawai'i. The reason behind why I started this podcast is to collect the oral narratives of the old, and young generation. Growing up, I have always been passionate about storytelling but did not had the confidence to do so because of how I restricted myself from following my own desires because of self-doubt. The inspiration through role models within the San Francisco-Bay Area organizing community has led me to bring what I have learned and to build the narratives of our community here.


How do you personally reclaim your Filipino Identity?

For me, to personally reclaim my Filipino identity if your curious I have answered this question in Mc Erl's podcast interview where he turned the tables and ask me. If you were to say if my answer has change, I think it hasn't yet. (https://open.spotify.com/episode/0ldUK9kNcrQVwLQObSljl4?si=3c2438f5464f4881) But to briefly sum up, for me to reclaim my own identity is to keep building, keep learning and to have an open mind. To have the courage to learn about our history and to not shy away from it. Part of our identity is loving the great parts as well as the not-so-great parts of our identity because that is what makes us who we are. How can we become better as a community if we avoid learning about what we need to hear.



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