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When You Google Pinay, What Do You See?

That’s right! When you google Pinay, these labels pop up:  sexy hot Pinays, yummy hot Pinays, nice Pinay striptease, Pinay scandals, sensual Pinays, and so on. In Pinay.com’s site stats, the ugliness just keeps coming with Pinay porn, Pinay xx, bisexual Pinays, hot Pinays, naughty American Pinay.com, Pinay actress sex drugs (more…)Read More

Life Changes When TV Producer Meets Little Girl

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Ten years ago, I was about to quit my dream job. Everybody thought I was a failure. I thought I was a failure. Ever since I was a kid, I knew I wanted to write. I always wanted to be on top of everything I did. I always dreamt of (more…)Read More

Artist’s New Paintings Inspired by Mango

“It looks like a sacred heart,” I said as I took a photograph for facebook. I was in the Philippines, on a bus in Palawan with my partner. It was the late Winter of 2012, and we were en route to Puerto Princesa. We were, as was normal, eating mangos (more…)Read More

I See You: From One Divine Soul to Another

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Sawa bona. (I see you.)   Sikhona. (I am here.) Also translated as: Until you see me I do not exist. When you see me, you bring me into existence. ~ Traditional Greeting from the Samburu tribe of North Africa We are all interconnected.  The need for validation comes from the (more…)Read More

Feeling Down? Essayist Says Rewrite Your Story

I’ve been thinking a lot about stories. The stories that we tell each other and the stories we tell ourselves. I remember one of the stories I used to tell myself was that I was damaged, unable to be repaired.  Because I believed this story for so many years, I (more…)Read More

I Found Myself on My Way to Joining a Sorority

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“May good come out of this tragedy.” This is a line from a text message sent to the media by Antonio Cesar Servando, the uncle of one of my young kababayans, who died two months ago because all he wanted was to belong to a fraternity, like I once did. These (more…)Read More

She’s in Love With a Frenchman and France

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Lately, the New York Times is on a roll with articles that are extremely critical of the French culture. There was Roger Cohen’s recent article titled “France Decapitated” that criticized the French economy and another by Mark Bittman called “French Food Goes Down” that details the demise of French cuisine. (more…)Read More

The Making of Writer Marissa Jarmin Hartwig

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As an educator, critic, and publisher, I am always on the lookout for fresh writing talent. I want to encourage writers with something significant to share with the rest of humanity. When I first read a sample of the writing of Marissa Jarmin Hartwig, I immediately realized that here was (more…)Read More

So What If I’m Queer? I Am Proud of It

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I first encountered the identity of “queer” as a first year in college. I attended a meeting for one of the Filipino organizations on campus, and one of the coordinators introduced his program as a “space for queer Filipinos.” I was surprised to hear that term. In high school, the (more…)Read More

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

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