I deserve to be heard

“Healing Through Trauma: Filipinx Artists Speak” Panel featuring Lis P. Sipin-Gabon, Eileen Ramos, and MT Vallarta on Thursday, 4/30. For The Digital Sala, a virtual Filipinx Literature+ Festival. http://www.linktr.ee/TheDigitalSala I’m learning not to give energy to negative events and people, to not speak about them and vent ‘cuz that detracts your attention. To let go…

Psychotic Break Monologue

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Feileen.ramos.904%2Fvideos%2F10100958822134899%2F&show_text=0&width=560 Here's a video of me performing "Psychotic Break" taken by Shanet at the Yeah, That's What She Said Motherland Open Mic awhile back. And this is the original run when I performed the monologue for In Full Color 2017 in February. It just occurred to me that I should share my monologue on this…

Being Mentally Ill with #WalangHiya

In honor of #WomxnsHistoryMonth2017, I'm collaborating with AnneMarie of Formation of a Filipinx American where I wrote a blog to reclaim the phrase #WalangHiya, which has been traditionally used to shame Filipinxs. Her edits were crucial for me to dive deeper into how shame badly affected my mental health, and how speaking about my mental illness openly allowed…