I wish to name a number of the too-long nameless Filipinas whose names we have to speak today, this thirty days, and always

I wish to name a number of the too-long nameless Filipinas whose names we have to speak today, this thirty days, and always

4) Shelby Rabara:

Shelby Ann Narito Rabara is A filipina-american actress and dancer. She came to be in Ca and raised by her mom, along side her siblings. She’s got starred in movies and television show, as both a dancer and actress. A laker that is former girl Shelby is famous for supplying the vocals of Peridot on Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe. Steven Universe is amongst the many shows that are radical tv, in every genre. It features a cast that is primarily nonwhite explores problems of sex, identification, love, permission, and loss through figures that vary in form, size, sex, age, sex, battle, and presentation; and constantly challenges heteronormative scripts, in addition to being available, entertaining, and excellently plotted. Shelby’s character’s arc and underlying that is potential (that I aspire to see manifest further), is tremendously radical. I don’t want to spoil way too much, but Peridot’s change from colonizer to rebel defender is reclaiming and that is refreshing overall, it is radical to know a Filipina voice frequently on US community children’s television.

(Shelby can also be married to her long-time partner Harry Shum Jr., whom plays the canonically warlock that is bisexual Bane on Freeform’s Shadowhunters. He’s not Filipina…but exactly exactly what a fantastic, radical few. )

5) Leona Florentino:

Leona Florentino (1849-1848) had been a Filipina poet and writer that is political composed both in Spanish and Ilocano. She actually is thought to be the “mother of Philippine women’s literature” and our “bridge from dental to literary tradition”. Continue reading “I wish to name a number of the too-long nameless Filipinas whose names we have to speak today, this thirty days, and always”