Filipino Families on NPR
On Thursday, February 14, 2013, I rose and danced. Alongside sisters and brothers, elders and children, across cultural and generational communities, the People’s Power Rising contingent brought together communities of color under the banner of “end violence against women.” More importantly, our banner of violence against women worked to broaden the definition of “violence” to include structural and institutional violence stemming from the economic … Read More We rose, but it won’t stop there
I am rising because of the thousands of Filipina domestic workers all over the world They who face uncertainty daily Walking into the darkness of foreign lands, foreign languages Pushed out of their countries, away from their families I am rising because I carry the legacy of Filipinas who have stood up and fought against impossibly degrading situations Gabriela Silang, Maria Lorena Barros, Liza … Read More Why I’m Rising
A visual representation for the increasing need for comprehensive Reproductive Health Bill in the Philippines. http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/11/09/world/asia/20121109-IHT-manila.html
The CARE project brings together Filipino caregivers who are immigrants to the US, Filipino American youth, students and professionals. The training for the first part of the CARE Project joined this intergenerational group to learn how to do research for our community around the conditions of caregivers in their workplace.
The CARE project is just beginning!
Given that the headlines on the past couple of days will probably be fodder the umpteenth season of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, the media monster has feasted on the paradoxical moral and emotional outrage that keeps viewers watching the cases of sexual harassment and assault surrounding major male leaders in institutions like politics and sport in the US. I’ve been mulling it … Read More Patriarchy will eat you
Halloween has never been a real thing or event in my life. I started to think about how Halloween costumes are hella ridiculous last year when I was looking for something to wear to my NYC community center costume party. As I browsed lots of costume stores with great disgust at the sexualized and racialized representations in costumes, I couldn’t believe just limited a … Read More Cultures Not Costumes