For many of us who live in the diaspora, the word community is a healing embrace. Many of us turn to community as a refuge where the troubles of being heard are met with an open heart. Some turn to community as a means of reconnecting to one’s identity. There are those of us who create such spaces with the intention of educating and empowering folks with the knowledge and confidence to face the world carrying our Filipino identity with pride, through their craft and skills. That’s probably the reason why you’re actually part of the Pinay Collection community.
When I hear or read of a kulot’s journey with their hair, it’s filled with some discomfort. Everyone has their own unique experience, but some instances get repeated. The teasing starts young and continues to adulthood, from family, friends, schoolmates,...Continue reading