In this blogpost, four revolutionary women from different walks of life in the Philippines will be featured. This post is dedicated to women who have been silenced, who are being silenced, and who continue to fight for the liberation of all. This is for them, for us, for you.
In the midst of this pandemic, I am forced to reckon even more deeply with these hard realities as I hear the stories of so many Filipinos – my kababayan, my own pamilya, and my mga kaibigan – who are risking their lives at the very front lines of this crisis to give care.
Throughout this week, we've been celebrating Mother's Day by listening to our community and honouring their stories. We did this by asking 12 Pina/xys to write a letter for their Nanays or a Nanay in their lives. We present to you - Sulat Kay Nanay.
As the holiday season fast approaches for the rest of the world, I'm happy to bring you a round-up of some of Toronto based Pinay-owned businesses that you can support while crossing off that gift list!
In the face of colonial forces that seek to keep Filipina women down, this Pinay Collection is a powerful and necessary act of defiance. For so long the narratives of Filipina/xs have been shaped by people other than us. Our colonizers and other oppressive forces have rendered us quiet, submissive, subservient, and inferior. All the things that I – and many of the Filipina/xs in my life – are not.