This is a look at the sixth anniversary of a Filipino soup kitchen with interviews with its founder, his wife and a volunteer.
This is an interview with an American who fell for a Filipina only to discover that she was already married and planned to take him to court for his money. This happened twice.
Susan Quimpo’s book “Subversive Lives” discusses the activities of her activist family during the Marcos martial law period. After the international edition came out, she made a book tour in the US, speaking with audiences of mostly Filipino-Americans about the Marcos period as well as the current situation with Duterte and the extra-judicial killings. This is an account of that discussion.
In Part 1 of this interview, Susan Quimpo talks about her family’s activism during martial law and the initial impetus for the memoir. In Part 2 she continues with a description of writing the book and her own life afterwards. Susan’s story At first I wrote two chapters. Then I went for two master’s degrees, one in Asian Studies and the other in journalism. For my journalism class I wrote about the family and martial law. I thought if I could make my narrative comprehensible to Americans, who knew little about the Philippines under martial law except the name Marcos, …
Author interview with Susan Quimpo, editor and co-author of the family memoir “Subversive Lives,” which tells the story of an anti-Marcos activist family during martial law.
In this two-part interview, we discuss human rights for lesbians and Galang’s role in working for them.
Recently I spoke with women in Galang, an organization founded in 2008 in order to empower lesbians, bisexual women, and transsexuals (LBTs) among the urban poor and “to advocate on their own behalf with regard to education, legal and political awareness and economic independence.” In order to “ground” this topic in its environment, I suggest that readers watch Galang’s two short videos before reading the text. These are “Mama Cash video GALANG English” (link) and “Galang in the Grassroots” (link) Many thanks to Galang for the use of your materials. The staff of Galang also took me along to …
On October 7 at Cafe Luna, Love Surge was the first in a series of events in commemoration of Haiyan/Yolanda, which devastated parts of the Philippines on November 8, 2014.
In the first part of this 2013 interview a Filipina medical doctor, psychiatrist, teacher and political activist talks about her development as a feminist. It also provides a glimpse into the history of the Philippines.
In Manila squatters–also called informal settlers–are often moved about by the Filipino authorities and their houses demolished. One woman discusses her experience.