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Lorial Crowder, Author at

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


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

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