October 25, 2018, Los Angeles City Hall: FilAmGameChanger Honorary and Filipina Actress G Tongi pictured below with host, Maria Karmina Landicho (Myx) and fellow honoraries, AJ Rafael (singer/songwriter), Ricky Nierva (production designer at Pixar) and PJ Butta (93.5 KDAY host and DJ).
Here are two snippets of coverage from the panel.
Actress G Tongi answers a panel question about her definition of “Filipino American” and talks about complex identities in the Fil-Am community and her passion for creating stories for Filipino Americans.
It was at UCLA that I discovered that I wanted to dedicate my professional life to creating content for Filipino Americans because there’s nothing for us that speaks about our experience.
So, I wanted to use all my experience in front of the camera and understand how I was going to create content.
Actress G Tongi answers a Q&A question from the audience about how to get your project off the ground as a young Filipino trying to get into the industry;
Her answer: mentorship and collaboration with those who already have a “name” in the community and in media.