Fact: writing and getting a book published is hard work.

But on the flip side of publication, promoting the book and getting to go on book tour has been so exciting! It has been such a privilege to (1) tell my community’s stories in so many different places all over the U.S. and (2) engage with brilliant students, faculty, scholars, colleagues, and activists about the work.

After the publication of The Labor of Care in March, I’ve been to over 10 universities in the U.S. At times upon the invitation of Filipino student groups who organize forums and events for their members to learn about my work. Other times, I’m invited by past students or colleagues who are amazing at figuring out resources and time to lift up me and my work. All in all, I am often humbled and then so ecstatic to be traveling to talk about the lives of Filipina migrants and their transnational families.

As we close out 2018, this post is to thank you all for supporting The Labor of Care, and my scholarship. From buying the book, organizing events, participating in panels, making space, attending the talks, taking me out to eat afterwards, and taking photos (pics or it didn’t happen). I’m so thankful for all of you; for being on this journey with me. It has been my deepest honor to do this work and share it with the world.

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