Gabbie Aquino-Adriatico

The Best Gifts in Life Are Not Gifts…

"I hope and yearn for the day I get to be with my family safely – my lolo and lola, my titas and titos, my cousins, siblings, nieces and nephews. They are the best gifts in life."

Gabbie Aquino-Adriatico

The win we all needed

"I immediately exhaled because I didn’t realize that I have been holding my breath this entire week. "

John Francis Deyto 

Kindness, It's a Start.

"Is it true that we lost the concern for people less fortunate than us. If so, we need Biden now more than ever..."

Renee Smith-Maddox 

A New Era

"Kamala Harris also made history as the first Black woman, the first women of South Asian descent, and a graduate of a historically black colleges and universities to become vice president, an achievement that comes as the U.S. faces a reckoning on racial justice. Kamala Harris has shattered the glass ceiling for generations to come."

Melissa Singh

America, a country of possibilities.

"I choose not to look back. We have suffered, we have grieved, and we have fought. Be present. If you have not, it is time to exhale because every breath fuels the body for the next step."

Annalisa Enrile 

Biden wins.

"I’m going to start healing with my sisters. We have been traumatized for the last four years- especially women and girls. And, I mean all women and girls- yes, even you 55% of white women that voted for Trump."

Homegirl Box

Harvest of Survival

"We deserve joy. We deserve holding. We deserve presence. And we will each other’s salve today, tomorrow, and every day we survive."

Annalisa Enrile

Dear Tito Jun

"While many can argue that we have come far, one thing remains- ours is a community of contradictions and one of the hardest ones for me this season is in terms of politics. Fiercely Catholic and Anti-Choice, Filipinos voted for Trump in record numbers."

Gabbie Aquino-Adriatico 

Voting Suppression is Real

"my partner and I experienced with voter suppression in Texas. For example, when we voted in the local elections..."

John Francis Deyto  

Learning is not a "one size fits all"

"By knowing how your child learns is a big part of helping them perform to their full potential."

Gabbie Aquino-Adriatico

Trauma-Informed Yoga

"We learn how to ignore our bodies, but we can also learn how to listen our bodies."

Annalisa Enrile 

Back to School Tools–Fall 2020

"One of the biggest concerns is technology and making sure every child has the right technology to participate. "

Renee Smith-Maddox 

The Audacity of Hope: #bidenharris2020

"On Tuesday, August 12, 2020 Joe Biden announced that Kamala Devi Harris, an African American politician and lawyer..."

Renee Smith-Maddox 

John Lewis

“I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe…Now it is your turn to let freedom ring.” ~John Lewis

Gabbie Aquino-Adriatico 

Where I am from

"I am the embodiment of a Pinay learner who seeks to create a safer and just world for future generations"

Melissa Singh

Where I am from

"I am from one hundred and sixty something…I stopped counting…first cousins..."

Renee Smith-Maddox 

Where I am from

"I am from a family with a heart of gold.
I am from the love of my mother, grandmother, father, daughter, and husband.

Annalisa Enrile

Brave Spaces

A brave space happens when the talking is done and the planning begins.

Rénee Smith-Maddox

Let This One Matter… We are in a State of Emergency!

These protests are born out of anger, pain, and frustration. They represent the cumulative effects of structural and systemic inequities in the United States.

Annalisa Enrile 

Masquerade 

Let’s try to reframe how we think of masks. In countries where the COVID19 rate is flattening, there is a common denominator that is not about restrictive governments or policies. The common denominator is centered around SOCIAL GOOD and collective care...

Renee Smith-Maddox 

Reflections 5.24.20

The impact is devastating. Life is chaotic. As the virus rips through cities, people are losing their lives, jobs, connection to community, and a sense of stability...

Gabbie Aquino-Adriatico

Death by a Broken Heart

"COVID-19 has taken away so much from our lives- our routine, our jobs, our safety, our schools, our plans, and our loved ones. But one thing I have learned from this pandemic is that COVID-19 can’t take away our love."

Renee Smith-Maddox 

An App for That

"Self-care is taking the time intentionally to attend to our mental, emotional and physical health. During this time of “shelter at home,” find ways to do things that are good for you. "

Annalisa Enrile 

Love in the time of Corona 

"Love in the Time of Corona is much different- especially the finding love part. The staying in love part is a whole other blogpost for those who are quarantined with their significant others. We’ll get to that, but tonight, we’ll start here- right at the beginning."

Annalisa Enrile

Perspectives 

"Keepingit100.Solutions is built by strong women and our allies. It is a manifestation of our dreams, our needs, our struggles and our triumphs. It will be a place where we can share resources, construct our own marketplace, join live events and experiences, and tell our stories."