Artist Book Dummy WIP: Fortune Cookie Slips

Video of me demonstrating my artist book dummy WIP. It’s a gray pocket accordion book with one instant photo and a fortune cookie slip in each pocket. I’m in a black and dark gray top and navy pants with white polka dots. I took an introduction to artist book class at the San Francisco Center…

(be)longing: #playlistdiaries – a collaboration with Flash Thrive

Album Art by Krista of Flash Thrive ** NOTE: I unfortunately wasn't able to complete my project in time for the newsletter but I will do my best to finish the update by midnight PST tonight. Thank you for your patience! ** Welcome to my first blog of my new domain: eileenramos.com ! It's a…

I want to be sincerely happy with you

I didn’t understand how growth isn’t linear until tonight, when I took inventory of my life and reflected on how each segment felt: For all the good I am facing ahead, I dearly want to run. Just drop everything and go. This isn’t along the lines of suicidal ideation. I am no longer there. But…

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…