Dream with eyes wide open &
hearts tilted up to the sky.
I occupy space as a woman of colour in the matrix of coloniality. I personally identify as a Tagalog child of the Ancient River, a fishing-town daughter of the archipelago beyond the gender binary. I'm an immigrant and a settler on unceded Indigenous lands. I miss my homelands and want to nourish my communities. I don't exactly know what I'm doing other than I feel compelled to use my voice to speak truth to my experiences. I don't presume this will make a difference to others, but it might. I'm a drop in the ocean that will break the bedrock of colonial injustices. This is the hope.