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Elbows up: Why kamayan champions Filipino culinary traditions

Laid out on banana leaves, the foods found in a kamayan feast often tell stories unique to the people who prepared them.

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Understanding adulthood, nostalgia, and the toys that made us

While toys are mostly reserved for childhood, some adults find it impossible to outgrow these playthings and the sentiment behind each.

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Beyond barriers: Stories of trans women from all-boys schools

Eradicating toxic masculinity in all-boys schools is a crucial step in creating safer spaces for trans women enrolled in these instutitions.

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Simplified or diversified?: Reviewing the influence of local children’s media on young girls

One must recognize the cruciality of how media’s portrayal of women critically shapes and empowers a young girl’s self-image.

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Enveloped in power, hijabi women fight for their right to cover

For many Muslim women, the hijab is a symbol of the Islamic culture and ultimately, women’s bodily autonomy.

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Art as artillery: Exposing the opulent illusions of the Marcoses’ fascist regime

The Marcoses’ lavish subscription to art embedded the economic and societal traumas Martial Law caused, creating shift on how the field is viewed.

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Mga ginpapanubli nga sugilanon: Women, as told by Filipino folktales

The roles women play inside and outside of Filipino folktales aim to teach the people about life, lessons, and legacies.

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Channeling the indigenous struggle through songs of old and new

The indigenous influence in music doubles as a protest against the mistreatment of indigenous communities.

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Deconstructing ‘Maria Clara’ and the colonial bias in Philippine folk dances

In attempts to acknowledge indigenous dances across the country, many are helping shift our focus away from just the Spanish-influenced folk dances.

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Revelio: Unpacking She-who-must-not-be-named and the harms of TERF ideologies

Potterheads are slowly abandoning the series after its author expressed distasteful views regarding transwomen.