i want more meaning from this life

This past Tuesday I went to New York City and did all the things I love– visit art galleries, take a class and learned something new, browsing bookstores and buying, eating Poke, sunny day, saw the STORY store, had a meeting with GABRIELA NY–  but I wasn't fully engaged. I realized that I wasn't as… Continue reading i want more meaning from this life

Being Mentally Ill with #WalangHiya

In honor of #WomxnsHistoryMonth2017, I'm collaborating with AnneMarie of Formation of a Filipinx American where I wrote a blog to reclaim the phrase #WalangHiya, which has been traditionally used to shame Filipinxs. Her edits were crucial for me to dive deeper into how shame badly affected my mental health, and how speaking about my mental illness openly allowed… Continue reading Being Mentally Ill with #WalangHiya

Interview with Ano Ba

I was featured in the Pilipinx diaspora zine Ano Ba and below is my mini interview. I'm in the second issue and the theme was anger. My piece was produced from a prompt from Serena Valentino's comic book script writing class. She asked us to write a dialogue (and strictly dialogue, no gestures or setting… Continue reading Interview with Ano Ba

writing ambitions laid out and fun-sized

I attended the 22nd Annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium at Rutgers-New Brunswick in November and it was FANTASTIC. I loved being there and I was so glad I took a day off from work to attend! I wish I blogged about it immediately since a lot of my experiences are now lost to the… Continue reading writing ambitions laid out and fun-sized

you are beautiful and necessary

I think I have a problem with accepting compliments. I used to be really bad and think they're lying and look at them weird and just brush it off. But now at least I can say thank you and smile, because I am genuinely touched that they said such sweet things. Yet, I still don't… Continue reading you are beautiful and necessary