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 using other women’s stories. It is so important to show that we are human, we are women who have imperfect and even harmful relationships.
Source Painting by Cesar F. Balagot
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.
She is not a snobby artist(she crosses her heart), despite writing this bio in third person. Leave her a message and she'll be your BFF.
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