Writing About the Pilipin* Community

Below are links to essays, interviews, reportage, and op-eds I’ve written about the Pilipin* community in the US. “In Manhattan, a Makeshift Forest Is Haunted by the Ghosts of Imperialism,” Hyperallergic, June 20, 2021: The location of Maya Lin’s “Ghost Forest” next to the Flatiron building evokes for me, a Filipina American, the legacy of…

Self Portraits from “Fil-Am Road” Exhibition

This self-portrait is titled, “Stand in My Place: A Guerrilla Self-Portrait” (24 x 36 in., oil, acrylic and collage on canvas, 2018).  It is both a repudiation and a provocation the cheap currencies of racism, xenophobia, and misogyny peddled by the Trump regime from my perspective as a person of color, an immigrant , and a woman,…