Tag Archives: Filipina American

Identity Politics

I study and write about literature by U.S. writers of color, especially Latinos and Filipinos. When I started graduate school, and began to narrow my focus to women of color writers in the U.S., I noticed the resistance to the … Continue reading

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Language and Identity

A while ago, I heard a joke: “What are an Asian American’s two best languages?….English and Spanish.” English, because many of us grow up here, in the United States, speaking English. And Spanish, because it is the most commonly offered … Continue reading

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Soy una white babae (“woman” in Tagalog). I am a Filipina American woman, born in Pensacola, Florida, near the naval base. My husband’s family is from Mexico, and we have two little Chicanitos (Mexican American boys), whom I will one … Continue reading

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