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…

In Full Color 2017, featuring my monologue “Psychotic Break”, starts TONIGHT til Sunday!

I should've been writing about this from the get go when I found out New Year's Day that I will be part of In Full Color 2017. It's a Women of Color production where the actresses perform monologues and poetry. Last year, my first monologue ever "Aswang Presidente" was printed in their anthology. From tonight…

inner and outer spaces

2015 bleeding into 2016 and its entirety feels like the year where I was discovering spaces. Like the Asian American Writers' Workshop where I found a community of fellow uhh AA writers just like me. It was also the year I discovered I was queer. And Gabriela NY which is a Filipina womxn group that…

you’re one step braver, little one

If I want to become and be known as a mental health advocate, I'm going to need to speak honestly about ALL aspects of my mental illness. I'm bipolar and I've had severe depression for years and have experienced mania. Depression is relatively easy to talk about since it's the most discussed and most publicized…