Between Two Worlds Podcast | The Filipino-American Experience in Sports

Between Two Worlds Podcast | The Filipino-American Experience in Sports

In this special episode of Athlete Mindset, host Lisa Bonta Sumii was featured on the Between Two Worlds podcast, hosted by Megan Reyes. Megan is a sports industry influencer, on-camera host, content creator, and a leading voice for social justice, diversity and inclusion, and mental health in sports.

In this riveting conversation originally aired on Between Two Worlds, Lisa joins other notable Filipino-American figures in the sports industry, including Bianca Verar, Alex Monis, and Camille Wilson. Together, they explore the Filipino-American experience in sports and discuss their connections to their heritage through the lens of soccer.

This episode is rich with insights and stories, giving listeners a unique look into their journeys and the intersection of culture, identity, and sports. Listen in as they discuss the importance of mental health, the challenges and rewards of their careers, and the role of soccer in shaping their experiences.

Lisa’s niece, Reina Bonta, who is currently representing the Philippine Women’s National Team at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, is featured in this episode.
“To see Reina on the world’s stage, writing her own history, our family’s history, our country’s history brings me to tears with pride” – Lisa

Other Featured Guests in “Between Two Worlds Podcast | The Filipino-American Experience in Sports”

  • Bianca Verar – Brand Marketing Manager at Houston Dash (NWSL)
  • Alex Monis – Professional Soccer Player at Chicago Fire (MLS)
  • Camille Wilson – Former Philippines Women’s National Team Midfielder
  • Lisa Bonta-Sumii – Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Therapist, and Mental Sport Performance Coach at Oakland Roots SC (USL Championship)

Note: This episode was originally aired on the Between Two Worlds podcast. For more fascinating conversations like this one, follow Between Two Worlds hosted by Megan Reyes, a prominent content creator and athlete advocate.

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