Listen: This podcaster explores forgotten Filipino-American histories. – Overseas Filipino

“What does it mean to be a Filipino outside the homeland?” This question spurred journalist Paola Mardo to launch Long Distance, an audio documentary series, last October.  Timely, personal, and evocative, this Filipino-American’s podcast delves into seldom told stories about the Pinoy diaspora. Mardo, who was born in Los Angeles, is Long Distance‘s creator, host, writer, and producer. Its latest episode, entitled “#2 Little Manila,” was … Continue reading Listen: This podcaster explores forgotten Filipino-American histories. – Overseas Filipino

“Why not be a part of a bigger change in the world?” (USA)

When 17 year-old Lauren Macasiljig filed into the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California with fellow members of the Boys and Girls Club of Silicon Valley last September, she thought she was just going to enjoy performances by music idols Beyonce and Jay-Z. But during the concert, DJ Khalid announced that she was chosen as a recipient of a scholarship to fund her college tuition—something … Continue reading “Why not be a part of a bigger change in the world?” (USA)

Separated by miles, three sisters keep connected through beautifully typewritten letters

There are so many voices that need to be heard around the world. Experiences are personal essays written by our kababayan as they—or their loved ones—navigate a different life in a different country.  —     In the age of text messaging, email, and free WIFI calls, who still sends typewritten letters? We do. It has been more than a year since we started our … Continue reading Separated by miles, three sisters keep connected through beautifully typewritten letters