"...the pandemic has exacerbated and brought to the forefront the systemic and deeply entrenched economic and societal inequalities that are among the root causes of human trafficking."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
These protests are born out of anger, pain, and frustration. They represent the cumulative effects of structural and systemic inequities in the United States.
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...
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...
"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."
"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. "
"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."
"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."