SAMPAGUITAS

When I write my name in my assignments, I write: Sophia Bautista. In most American legal documents, it’s written that way, too. On my passport, though, when I visit the Philippines, my name comes like this: BAUTISTA (last name), SOPHIA (first name). Which is more fitting because as the eldest daughter of immigrants, I inherited…

Round table talk #1: Coronavirus

In light of this difficult time, we asked our staff to answer a few questions and share their thoughts on this global pandemic, quarantine, local efforts and transnational combatting approaches. We hope to provide a platform for community support and urge folks to submit their work/thoughts to our open submissions form. Amanda: I am back…

Scattered

Port Louis, Mauritius.  Located just east of Madagascar, it’s a small island home to the most unlikely of people‒Indians and Chinese, with the majority of the population being Indian and Creoles, or those of mixed race.1 Tourists visit this little-known island to escape in its enchanting beaches and quaint resorts.  It’s also the place my…