Tag: Gabriela

Why I’m Rising

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

To Be A Woman in the Philippines

This picture is from a mobilization for International Women’s Day in the Philippines. The yellow sign says, “Fight (President) Aquino’s Oil Cartel Conspiracy!” and another sign says, “Decrease the Prices of Oil!”  The women are hurling paint balls at the US embassy in this picture as a militant protest to the collusion of the US government, its corporations with the Philippine government. This action … Read More To Be A Woman in the Philippines