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The Empowered Filipina: A Woman of Substance

What makes a Filipina? | Breaking out of the entrenched stereotype Over the years, Filipinas working overseas have been greatly stereotyped and put in a negative light. This documentary follows a collective group of global Filipinas who have been deeply affected by these issues and how they chose to respond (more…)Read More

PINAYS RISE by: Chelo Aestrid


Love the song by Chelo A. – Pinay Rise ~Perla Daly, Founder INTRO: Hey ladies, I think it’s our turn to get a lil’ action! Huh! Pinays do you feel me? Tara! VERSE 1: Ooh yea it’s yo beat-rockin’ girl Chelo Aestrid Pinays got you hooked, why don’t you (more…)Read More

Maganda ka! Ikaw ay indio. Ikaw ay Pilipino.

Charmain Clamor sings to you, Brown Pinays… “Girl, I think you’re outta sight. You ARE beautiful. Maganda ka! Ikaw ay indio. Ikaw ay Pilipino. You’re my funny brown Pinay. Sweet, funny brown pinay.” Her YouTube Video, My Funny Brown Pinay, is Fabulous Filipina link of the week, August 28, 2010. (more…)Read More

I don’t go around saying “I’m Filipina”

Yes, I am the publisher of several sites for Filipinas that other Filipinas help build content for, like this site at I also created and publish sites that are a part of my own search for Filipino identity. I chaired an international Filipina leadership conference in New York city (more…)Read More

The Real

Some other sites, like dating sites, try to increase their hits by cheating or falsely giving their html page a title value with text of “” in it. These dating sites have the one purpose of connecting men around the world with Filipinas who would like to get married and (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

A tribute to Imelda Marcos, “here lies love” by David Bryne

On my way home from the Babaylan Conference in April, I was listening to the Public Broadcast Station Radio (a treat for me because the kids weren’t in the car) I was feeling very PILIPINA from the events of the day. Reliving moments, connections I made from fellow Babaylan, feelings (more…)Read More

Do Filipina Stereotypes Control You?

Are you ashamed to be a filipina? you’ve been disempowered then. so take back your power, already! I am glad to know that there are many, many filipinos who are proud of being who they are. there is a little thrill within me when i see this in the mother (more…)Read More

Hi, I’m Super Pinay

I’ve never blogged before so this is going to be a new adventure for me. I’m pretty much a little known super hero, mostly known to those people I rescue. Super-hero-ing is a passion of mine. Some call me a heroine, and feminists might call me a she-ro. But I (more…)Read More