Did You Hear Jenna's NOT Italian?

“I don’t look Filipino, I don’t speak Filipino… and I’m made to feel like I’m not Filipino.” In this episode, Mishma Mukith sits down with fellow production teammate, Jenna Propp, to unpack the big “I” word: identity.

 “I don’t look Filipino, I don’t speak Filipino… and I’m made to feel like I’m not Filipino.”

In this episode, Mishma Mukith sits down with fellow production teammate, Jenna Propp, to unpack the big “I” word: identity. As the half-white daughter to an immigrant Filipina, Jenna speaks candidly about navigating her identity as a mixed race individual.

Being white-passing may come with its’ perks and privileges, but it also denies Jenna from claiming her Filipino heritage. From plucking her eyebrows and straightening her hair, Jenna’s made many attempts to “look more Asian,” yet she is still met with shock and disbelief when strangers try to guess her ethnicity.

Listen in as Jenna discusses her recent trip to the Philippines,  where she travels to for the first time as an adult without her parents, and find out why this trip has taken so much time for her to process.