piathabia started out as a story of youth, heartbreak and courage, an epithet in evolution after a night in one of san francisco’s 18+ clubs. it was an identity that sought to reclaim and reaffirm strength to a then 18-year old queer immigrant woman from pampanga, philippines. it became a tag, a sagacious pronouncement, a reflection of culture, a designation, a moniker that stuck, a self-affirmation.
it is the naming of myself.
i belong to these communities: kapampangan people, ivatan people, anti-imperialist filipinos, filipinos in the diaspora, queer and trans people of color, and those who understand the power, the magic, the beauty of the written word.
in the meantime, here’s my blog.