Blog: Culture and identity

Culture and identity

A Tale of Two Tabos: What Assimilation Looks Like As a 2nd Generation Filipino-American

Growing up with immigrant parents can be one of the most interesting yet odd experiences. From my own life, my parents would weave in Tagalog with their English anytime there wasn’t an English word that translated well. The perfect, yet somewhat strange example, is the tabo.
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Culture and identity, Lifestyle

Asian Americans and Hip Hop Dance: The Choreo Culture

For the past couple decades, young Asian Americans have built a culture within their communities and a sense of belonging...
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Culture and identity

Straight Otta Southside Stockton, Little Manila

My discovery of identity is never-ending, and I am constantly in my process by decolonizing my mind and definition of self-love.
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Culture and identity

Raising Future Pinxys: An Interview Rooted in Motherhood & Multiculturalism

Being a first-generation born Filipino-American citizen and raised in southern California, I grew up in the small city of Diamond...
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Culture and identity

My Coming Out Experience: The Two Roads between Family, Relationships, and Religion

The Beginnings For nineteen years, my sexuality was unexplored and I truly believed in the traditional, heteronormative narrative of marriage...
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Culture and identity

Breaking the Language Barrier: Taking Tagalog to the Next Generation

In America, most of us were never taught the language in fear of not being able to assimilate
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Culture and identity

5 Books That Capture the Filipino-American Experience

Here's a starter pack of books to explore and embrace my identity as a Pilipinx-American. Thank you to those who shared book recommendations surrounding the Filipino-American experience and rising Filipino-American authors.
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Culture and identity

From Behind to on the Page: The Progression of FilipinX in Comics

The early pioneers had to overcome exploitive practices to help pave the way and inspire the creators of today and tomorrow. What’s as important is being able to see ourselves on the pages and see our own stories.
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Culture and identity

From Hate to Love: How Ethnic Studies Redefined my Filipino American Identity

“No Hxstory, No Self. Know Hxstory, Know Self.” To me, this quote means that without learning the hxstory of my...
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