Our annual Women Of Influence Awards is now in its third year, and on March 8 (International Women's Day) we put the spotlight on eight fun, fearless, and forward Filipinas who definitely made their mark in their respective careers and platforms. In celebration of International Women's Month, we take this time to recognize that a woman of influence leads her community by example.
As one of our awardees, Samantha Lee is an award-winning filmmaker who aims to create movies and tv series that normalize queer experiences, creating LGBTQIA+ characters that are three-dimensional with their own strengths and flaws.
In this revealing episode of Cosmo Confessions, Samantha talks about film school ("I went to film school for my undergrad...but the whole five years I was there I didn't really think that I wanted to make a filmmaker"), her first celebrity crush (Pocahontas, from the animated Disney movie), meeting K-pop idol Somi ("I was sooo embarrassed!"), and more: