To my Filipino-Chinese female students, past and present, here is one story to inspire you as you continue to redefine what it means to be multicultural, multiethnic women in the 21st century.
Her Yin and Yang: A woman’s journey towards finding her true identity
Posted on 02/19/2014 11:42 AM | Updated 02/20/2014 11:17 AM
MANILA, Philippines – “As a feminist, it’s not enough to preach what you believe in. You should live it. So in my life, I try to do that as much as possible.”
Her surname is “Chia” and her family owns an appliance and electronics shop in Raon Street, Manila. She’s a Tai Chi and Qigong instructor. Her eyes are the kind that disappear when she breaks out into a laugh or giggle.
So even before she tells you about her family, you’d know that Irene Chia is every inch Chinese.
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