36 entries

Category: Poetry

Writing as a Mirror: Janice Sapigao on Her Upcoming Book, microchips for millions

Janice Sapigao is the daughter of Filipina/o immigrants. Preparing for the launch of her first book, microchips for millions, we sat down to find out more about the San Jose born poet, writer and educator and what's behind the poetry book that highlights the toxic work of Silicon Valley.

Poem To Celeste Guap and the Millions of Other Girls & Womyn on Mother Earth

Inspired to reach out to not only the young woman at the center of the Oakland sex trafficking scandal, but to other women survivors of all types of assaults Jocelin wrote this piece as a letter to all Womyn from the voices of all Womyn.

Photos: Sonido Clash at Summer Garden Series

Check out a photo recap by Carolina Estrella of an outdoor experience inside the School of Arts & Culture in San José, CA at the Mexican Heritage Plaza for the Two Miles East Summer Garden Series with events from now through September.

My Dungeon Shook Writing Workshop

In true DIY style and recognizing the power of writing, this zine is incredibly thoughtful and reflective of the intimate space created with genuine curiosity and vulnerability. Check out the first zine from the My Dungeon Shook writing workshops at downtown San Jose's LGBTQ Youthspace.

Pop Up Editorial at Lips Uncurled, Eyes Forward

Lips Uncurled, Eyes Forward, was a first of its kind AAPI social art and cultural awareness exhibition dreamed up by Quynh-Mai Nguyen. The day long event held at the Mexican Heritage Plaza focused on creating safe spaces for the the Asian community to write their own narrative through art and performance against the narrative that media continues to write for them. Check out the conversation that sparked from this event across different generations.

De-Bug's Pop Up Editorial at Imagine SJ Poetry Gathering: Poetry Saves Us All

We were excited to take our new Pop Up Editorial – where we meet people where they are already gathered and start conversations about the important issues in their lives – to Imagine SJ’s event focusing on poetry in San José. We circled up for a candid conversation about poetry and how it helped poets not only see the world, but find community.

Casa Chikimalas: A San Jose Badass Women's Collective

Maryela Perez, Estrellita Muñoz, y Cristal Olivas are Las Chikimalas. With intentions of love and growth, Casa Chikimalas is a collective of ladies in San Jose that opened their home as a space for art and music. They work to create a space in which people can connect and collaborate while exposing their art and creating community.

The Fear That Young Women Learn Earlier Than You Think

Amazing writer and poet, Kymeira Stewart writes an important piece on what fear for young women looks like in everyday life.

Shifting From Prisons To Schools: Redemption In California

Raj Jayadev writes how passing Proposition 47 may mean the redemption of California.

Tongan Poet Loa Niumeitolu's: "When We Tell"

For the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, Bay Area Tongan poet, Loa Niumeitolu tells BBC what the English language means to her in her poem, "When We Tell".
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