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Niki Escobar is an adopted Pilipina born in the Bataan, and raised in The Bay Area. She graduated from the Creative Writing program at San Francisco State University, and currently teaches community based poetry. Her poems, paintings, and prose can be found in literary magazines and collections like Mythium, Red Wheelbarrow, The Walrus, Maganda Magazine, and Walang Hiya: Literature Taking Risks Toward Liberatory Practice. She works with the differently-abled as a wellness educator, and speaker for LGBTQ awareness. She lives in the Bay Area with her son.

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Posts By bookandbolo

Pinayism and Family

Pinayism and Family: As a writer and community organizer, I have very little hesitation about putting my business out into the public world. Many of my activist friends never discuss their romantic relationships, partnerships, struggles with lovers— instead of sharing their own stories of domestic abuse, they hold a workshop (more…)Read More

Pinayism and Family

Pinayism and Family: I am finally leaving an abusive partner. It is hard because he is the father of my child, he is the man I wanted to “spend the rest of my life with.” I grew up with both of my parents. They were the only parents I knew, (more…)Read More

Stereotype: ME SO HUNGRY- in Austin Stereotype: ME SO HUNGRY- in Austin: Please visit this link to read my response to stereotypical Asian images perpetuated by an Austin food vendor Source Painting by Literatti – An Artistic Blog Returning Fisherman, Fernando Amorsolo The Philippine artist Fernando Amorsolo (1892-1972) was a portraitist and painter of rural land (more…)Read More

Pinay Organizing in Austin

I grew up in the Bay Area, California. I started to work with other Pinays through the Filipino Youth Coalition (FYC) around the age of 12. During college, I worked alongside various progressive groups that addressed and challenged issues in San Francisco Pilipino communities. Issues ranged from the overwhelming domestic (more…)Read More