Emily P. Lawsin is a Trustee of the Filipino American National Historical Society, co-founder of the Detroit Asian Youth Project, and co-author of Filipino Women in Detroit, 1945-1955. Originally from “SHE-attle”, Washington, for the last 20 years, she has taught Women's Studies and Asian American Studies in California, Massachusetts, and at the University of Michigan. An oral historian and spoken word performance poet since 1990, she has appeared on radio and stage throughout the United States and Manila.
Emily P. Lawsin is a Trustee of the Filipino American National Historical Society, co-founder of the Detroit Asian Youth Project, and co-author of
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May 31, 2013
This blog post originally appeared in the blog, poetry & tsismis: emily's blog . In honor of all women, here is my mother’s favorite poem entitled “My Pinay Nanay”, that I wrote in 1998 for her and all Filipina American mothers. It was published (with three of my other pieces) in the anthology InvAsian: Growing Up Asian & Female in the United States , by Asian Women United of California (San Francisco: Study Center Press, 2003). You can watch me perform and explain excerpts of the poem on Jay Sanchez’s Fil-Am Television in Virginia Beach on WHRO by clicking HERE , or on YouTube, by...