129: "At the time, I didn't think I could love anyone enough to self sacrifice." Studying the career-oriented military spouse pursuing education for career advancement with Melody Agbisit
Melody Agbisit never wanted to be a military spouse, despite doing a dissertation on the lived experience of the career-oriented military spouse pursuing education for career advancement. Despite having grown up in a military household to eventually becoming a therapist supporting the military spouse in research and practice, she didn't expect to meet her husband while preparing to defend her dissertation. She reflects on her mother's strength and resiliency as a career-oriented military spouse, the immigrant family's perspective on joining the military, the common theme of 'self-sacrifice,' her love to build up others, and much more.
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Listen to Melody's last interview with Jen Amos on The Filipino American Woman Project Ep. 119: "It's important to hear that you matter." Cultural alignment, making mental health accessible, & bringing Fil-Ams back to the Philippines with Melody Agbisit https://www.tfawproject.com/episode/119
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