The words “Papua merdeka!” capture the aspirations of West Papuans for self determination and independence.
Author: A Life on Fire
If you want to know what we are
We are multitudes the world over, millions everywhere;
in violent factories, sordid tenements, crowded cities;
in skies and seas and rivers, in lands everywhere…
Open letters to Filipino artists
We are nameless and all names are ours.
To the fascists we are the faceless enemy
Activism and dissension should never be treated as crimes.
Never forget, never again
Only in the Philippines, where a dictator can be buried in a heroes’ cemetery and a dictator’s family can be rehabilitated and run for office.
Tonight I can write the saddest lines
The night is starry
and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance.
Leaving on a jetplane
At the airport, I witnessed a thousand heartbreaking stories in the span of a few minutes.
Tripping in Sorsogon, Philippines
Mountaintops and beaches! #itsmorefuninthephilippines
Beggaring the poor
While the rich get richer, the poor are intentionally disadvantaged and deliberately beggared.
The man who loves me
My man in love
will not want to stereotype and standardize me
he will give me air, space
nourishment to grow and improve
like a revolution