September Updates: Collaborating + Crowdfunding

Happy Fall, Everyone! The heat is no longer as oppressive and I feel a bit of a nip in the early morning air as I bike race with my kids to school.


Lynnor and I both made it through the summer! We are back and very eager to continue with the book. Here, page 6, was where we left off:




A couple of updates:

We’re so excited to share that we are officially collaborating with three really amazing groups:

the Center for Babaylan Studies (, which “organizes events that bring about deep appreciation for Filipino Indigenous Spirituality”;

the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies in UC Davis, which “aims to continue Carlos Bulosan’s legacy by advancing research, education, and advocacy for historical and contemporary issues faced by Filipinos in the United States, the Philippines, and abroad”; and

the Balik sa Dagat Bangka Journey which aims to “build and heal our communities by connecting to our cultural practices and our natural world”.

It means so much to us to know that these groups support our work and are willing to collaborate with us in our journey to tell stories of Filipino children in the diaspora!

Lastly, we are gearing up to run our crowdfunding campaign this October. We hope you will support us  by sharing with us your time, talent, skills, and financial pledges, or by simply spreading the word about our project and campaign to your circle of friends and family.

And so we go back to work. We’re ready!

Thanks for the support!

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Exploring, celebrating, and sharing children's experiences in the Filipino diaspora through books and art.

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