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Lorial Crowder, Author at Pinay.com

Lorial Crowder

I feel like the most fitting quote for me is, "never judge a book by its cover"

Three words that best describe me - unpredictable, abundant energy and sassy.

I was born in the Philippines and adopted when I was five by my American family. I grew up in Connecticut always realizing I was not the typical american but non the less survived my adolescence thanks to my involvement in sports (lacrosse and field hockey) and the undying support from my family.

I spent two years in ohio to attend college before moving to boston to participate in the Americorps City Year program and eventually received my Bachelors in Sociology and minor in Asian American Studies from UMass Boston.

At the same time my curiosity about my Filipina heritage and culture peaked and i sought out organizations that I thought best reflected the Fil-Am experience. I began to organize around issues of Fil Ams, in particular positive identity development as a pinay and presently the Filipino adoptee experience.

I currently live in one of the most amazing cities - NYC as a stay at home mom to my 7 year old son. I received my MSW in Community Organizing and Planning from Hunter College.

Posts By Lorial Crowder

Pinay Opens Up on Raising Multicultural Son

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Cultural Identity has always fascinated me, particularly because I am a Filipina by birth, though raised by a white American family. As much as I have become Americanized, I have always strived to have a sense of cultural pride. I was born in the Philippines and adopted at the age (more…)Read More

Don’t Forget to Honor Our National Heroes

What does Philippine Independence Day really mean? Independence Day or Araw ng Kalayaan (Day of Freedom) is a national holiday that is celebrated annually in the Philippines. It marks the country’s Independence from Spain on June 12, 1898. The raising of the Philippine flag is a significant part of the (more…)Read More

External Blog Entries

Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) San Diego to host National Conference July 31-August 3

16 March 2014 | 5:10 am Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) San Diego to host National Conference July 31-August 3 Take a look at the Conference trailer! FANHS 2014 Conference Theme Kapwa: Moving Forward in Unity FANHS San Diego Chapter decided on the theme “Kapwa: Moving Forward in Unity” last fall. It was in early November 2012 just prior to […]

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NY/NJ on Super Bowl Mode – Fil-Am Seahawks Player Doug Baldwin Talks About His Filipino Roots

3 February 2014 | 5:17 am NY/NJ on Super Bowl Mode – Fil-Am Seahawks Player Doug Baldwin Talks About His Filipino Roots ARTICLE IMAGES By Momar Visaya Published: February 1, 2014 | No Comments NEWARK – Doug Baldwin barreled into the collective consciousness of Filipinos with one single act: he entered the CenturyLink Field in Seattle proudly carrying the flag of […]

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Did You Know? – Filipino American History Month Resolution

20 January 2014 | 5:23 am Want your city or state to recognize Filipino American History Month in October? Start drafting your letter to your  Mayor and the Governor of your City!     Filipino American History Month Resolution Making American History for 425 years   The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) has been observing October as Filipino American History […]

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Fred Cordova, advocate for Filipino community, dies at 82

8 January 2014 | 5:06 am   For more information about Filipino American National Historical Society throughout the nation, please visit http://www.fanhs-national.org/  to find a chapter near you!   Fred Cordova, advocate for Filipino community, dies at 82 Fred Cordova, who died Dec. 21, was hailed as “an irreplaceable part of Seattle’s civil-rights history and a giant within its Filipino community.” […]

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October is Filipino American History Month

1 October 2013 | 5:45 pm For the past three years the Mayor of NYC, Mr. Bloomberg has signed a proclamation to officially name October as Filipino American Heritage Month (FAHM) in NYC. As we say farewell to October let us continue to find ways to celebrate our Filipino heritage and culture every day!

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It’s More Fun in the Philippines

20 June 2013 | 2:35 pm What better way to appreciate all the splendor of the Philippines by thinking of a genius campaign for tourists and enthusiasts alike! Its More Fun in the Philippines campaign began a couple years ago and continues to develop more and more appeal for folks to visit the 7,000 islands of the Philippines. Each gorgeous photo […]

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Maligayang Araw ng mga Nanay: Happy Mother’s Day

13 May 2013 | 4:23 am LEGACY of an ADOPTED CHILD Once there were two women who never knew each other. One you do not remember, the other you call mother. Two different lives, shaped to make your one… One became your guiding star, the other became your sun. The first gave you life and the second taught you to live […]

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Filipino Heritage Camp/August 1-4/Golden Colorado “A is for Adobo-The Philippines from A to Z”

2 May 2013 | 1:24 am August 1st -4th, 2013 in Golden, CO 2013 Directors: Sarah Parino & Maeline Barnstable What does Filipino Heritage Camp mean to you? “I Love Camp” – FHC 2nd Grade Camper “This is my Favorite Camp” – FHC 5th Grade Camper “I don’t want Camp to end” – FHC 7th Grade Camper “It’s worth so much to […]

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The Ties Program: Birth Country Travel–A Journey Back, A Journey Forward

29 March 2013 | 2:10 pm CT Workshop Info Saturday, April 13 2:45 to 4:15 PM Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street Windsor, CT 06095 RSVP for the workshop! Please indicate your country(ies) of interest. This workshop will encompass information from the following two workshops: Birth Country Travel–A Journey Back, A Journey Forward A heritage journey is one of the most […]

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Filipino Ties Motherland Tour for young adoptees! June 23 – July 6, 2013

26 March 2013 | 8:29 pm   Filipino Ties- Our Flagship Program June 23 – July 6, 2013 Private or Semi-Private Travel “The end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” T.S. Eliot     FILIPINO TIES HIGHLIGHTS – Our Flagship Program Offers a comprehensive, meaningful, fun itinerary where […]

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