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.