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.

when i am not writing or organizing, you can find me on twitter and tumblr.

in the meantime, here’s my blog.


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  1. I appreciate your thoughts, and you’ve inspired me to start my own blog. I look forward to reading more about your adventures :)
    Take care!

  2. I joined the writing challenge too, and need to learn…I wanted to say HI I am Jackie http://bookreviews1966.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/announcing-writing-201-finding-your-story/

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