Episode 193 – TFAL is feeling Nervous: A Conversation with Jen Soriano

Have you ever been in constant pain and could not figure out why? Have you ever felt a knot in your back and felt like you could never break it? What happens when family trauma transcends generations and physically manifests itself in your body? In this episode of TFAL join Elaine and Producer Mike as they talk with Jen Soriano about her journey with chronic pain. The conversation dives into how somatic symptoms can manifest within our bodies. Jen chronicles her journey in her book “Nervous | Essays on Heritage and Healing.” 


Pick up “Nervous | Essays on Heritage and Healing” by Jen Soriano wherever books are sold. Or if you are able, check out Jen while she’s on her book tour! Here are some upcoming dates:


Nervous: IG Live Event with Margeaux Feldman @softcore_trauma

Tuesday, August 29, 2023. 12-12:30pm


Nervous: Powell’s Books Conversation with Janice Lee

Thursday, August 31, 2023. 7-8pm

Preorder a signed copy of NERVOUS from Powell’s


Nervous: Chicago Conversation with Barrie Jean Borich

Wednesday, September 6, 2023. 7-8:30pm


Nervous: Seattle Heart-to-Heart with Sasha taqʷšəblu LaPointe

Tuesday, September 12, 2023. 7-8pm


Nervous: Virtual Celebration with Adrienne Maree Brown

Wednesday, September 13, 2023. 1-2pm


Follow Jen Soriano on Instagram (@jensorianowrites) for more events!  

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Have you had experience with chronic pain? What steps have you made towards healing?  Let us know! Leave us a voicemail (805) 394-TFAL or email us at thisfilipinoamericanlife@gmail.com

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