you are beautiful and necessary

I think I have a problem with accepting compliments. I used to be really bad and think they're lying and look at them weird and just brush it off. But now at least I can say thank you and smile, because I am genuinely touched that they said such sweet things. Yet, I still don't…

[The Listserve] I’m not the failed savior

NOTE: I won the lottery for The Listserve a year ago today. Here's the instagram where I wrote about it. After two days and 600 words, this email below was the result. It was sent out 1/13/16. And while it landed in over 20k inboxes, I only received at most 10 replies but they were enough…

“Aswang Presidente” Monologue from the “In Full Color” Anthology

As I noted before, I was published in the In Full Color Anthology which was founded, selected, and directed by Summer Hortillosa and produced by Art House Productions. It's a collection of stories by women of color from the hit theatrical event. It aims to help women of color share their stories on stage and spark…