Young Filipino student activists find connections between policies in the United States, and the Philippines, where a prolonged anti-drug campaign has led to the deaths of thousands.
College is more competitive than ever. It’s not like it was when our parents were young.
You wouldn’t know I’m Filipina by looking at me. Growing up, when people questioned my identity, I started to question it, too.
The date is March 10, 2017. The time is 7:38 am, and I am on a plane home from Manila, where I’ve been for the past two weeks.
When I was unable to shake off my sadness, my family would say, “You’re not being grateful for what you have. Look around you.” Sure, I was physically fine, but I felt mentally and emotionally unstable.