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 "You get to choose how you show up in life. Love yourself fiercely, own your story, and say YES to YOU!" —Dominique D. Wilson

Jan 4, 2020

Faith, Character, and Love with Wendy Uken: One Woman’s Journey From Undocumented to Unstoppable - 030 | Yes To You Podcast

 

“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.” —James Baldwin

 

Dominique interviews Enrolled Agent, Tax Resolution Expert, and the Host of Tax Tribe the PodCast, Wendy Uken.

In this episode, you’ll hear Wendy’s boldly inspiring story of what it’s like to grow up in the United States as an undocumented person—a shocking story that is both untold and overlooked despite the millions of human beings impacted every day, right here in our own country!

Wendy shares how she developed the courage to power through the obstacles and limitations of growing up in a culture of fear, discrimination, and hatred through the power of love.

In our conversation, you’ll learn some great tips, so get your pen and paper ready! Here are a few things you can expect to hear about:

►How the stigma of being undocumented affected Wendy’s and relationships

►The power of mentorship and getting support from the right people

►Resources for developing psychological resilience to traumatic experiences

►An inspiring leap of faith that helped Wendy to find her voice in 2018

►What Wendy learned about love, acceptance, self-care, and self-expression

 

Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | iHeartRadio | Google Play | Google Podcasts | Stitcher Radio

 

Episode Outline

►   [1:24] Happy New Year! Changes are coming to the podcast...again!

►   [2:25] Meet Wendy Uken

  [4:25] Wendy explains what tax resolution is and the impact she makes

  [5:07] How Wendy got stumbled upon her amazing career

  [7:55] Challenges Wendy faced as an undocumented person in the US

►   [9:40] A bittersweet turning point when Wendy found a mentor

►   [10:00] How the stigma of being undocumented in the US affected Wendy’s career

►   [10:55] How Wendy learned to ask for help and let people into her world

►   [11:49] Wendy’s advice to those who are discriminated against

►   [12:23] Wendy’s opinion on why many people fear relationships with undocumented people

►   [14:30] Why we hate, push others away, and suppress empathy

►   [15:30] Emotional healing and developing resilience by working through negative cognitions

  [16:40] The danger in asking for help as an undocumented person in the US

►   [17:35] Healing from trauma and false indoctrination through self-acceptance

►   [18:27] Mindset: The importance of reframing perceptions and redefining yourself

►   [20:00] How negative distortions affect people of color - undocumented or otherwise

►   [21:25] How Tax Resolution is a form of personal empowerment for Wendy’s clients

►   [24:14] Developing courage and confidence in your ability to speak up and ask for help

►   [26:30]  Why Wendy launched Tax Tribe The Podcast and why YOU should listen

►   [31:47] How podcasting can be used as a tool for MAJOR personal growth

►   [35:25] How sci-fi can be used as a tool for personal empowerment and critical thinking

►   [40:19] The importance of delegation, time management, and rest for self-care

►   [43:20] Wendy’s #1 tip for women who are struggling to find their voice and their path

►   [46:37] Wendy’s heartfelt message to undocumented girls all over the world

►   [47:17] Finding your rainbow

►   [48:22] Where to connect with Wendy online and listen to her podcast

►   [48:56] Dominique acknowledges Wendy & closing thoughts

 

Resources Mentioned In This Episode

CONNECT WITH WENDY

Podcast: Tax Tribe The Podcast https://www.taxtribe.com/

Social Media: (Instagram | Facebook)

 

FAVORITE SCI-FI AUTHORS

►   Anything by Octavia Butler

►   Orson Scott Card’s Ender series

 

RELATED EPISODES

Episode 8: How To Focus & Follow Through on Your Goals

Episode 18: How To Stop Caring What People Think

Episode 19: How To Find Your Voice

 

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