She has this fire about her, against all odds
she's a pretty strong character.
Like Lola Eteng that is often renounced as 'tangsit'
and often people are scared of because of their
feisty presence. Like Lola she is also very warm with
multitude of care.
I geniunely am grateful that our family is filled with
women that have strength to stand up against the
men of conservative beliefs and of superstitious
Plus the humour is immense, specially that day when
I was a kid with weird teeth and she'd laugh and tell
the children "allaaa adda ni Kathlyn! Agtaray kayun!"
it means "Run away Kathlyn is here!" and we would
all laugh and run around and laugh some more.
Tita I want you to know that you are inspiring and am
happy to have been surrounded with all you strong
women of the family - no wonder why men can't
stand us when we stand our ground because we are
'women'. I say fuck them.
Okay Love you x
About Digital Portrait Series
My recent family visit in the Philippines in August
2019 has got me thinking, reflecting and very much
in a limbo of being born from the east and most of
my adulthood in the west.
Dedicated these digital drawings to my family as a
form of celebration in unity and love.