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

“Aswang Presidente” Monologue from the “In Full Color” Anthology

As I noted before, I was published in the In Full Color Anthology which was founded, selected, and directed by Summer Hortillosa and produced by Art House Productions. It's a collection of stories by women of color from the hit theatrical event. It aims to help women of color share their stories on stage and spark… Continue reading “Aswang Presidente” Monologue from the “In Full Color” Anthology

In Full Color Anthology

So after my run as an Author Events Intern at Asian American Writers' Workshop, I still had the email plugged into my cell and kindle, even though I was supposed to remove it (mea culpa). But it was a good thing cuz I saw an email asking the workshop to put out a call for… Continue reading In Full Color Anthology