I wish to name a number of the too-long nameless Filipinas whose names we must talk today, this thirty days, and always
4) Shelby Rabara:
Shelby Ann Narito Rabara is an actress that is filipina-american dancer. She came to be in Ca and raised by her mom, along side her siblings. She’s got starred in movies and television show, as both an actress and dancer. A former laker woman, Shelby is renowned for supplying the sound of Peridot on Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe. Steven Universe is just one of the many shows that are radical television, in almost any genre. It comes with a mainly nonwhite cast; explores dilemmas of sex, identification, love, permission, and loss through figures that vary in form, size, sex, age, sex, competition, and presentation; and constantly challenges heteronormative scripts, together with being available, entertaining, and excellently plotted. Shelby’s character’s arc and potential root queerness (that we aspire to see manifest further), is tremendously radical. We don’t want to spoil an excessive amount of, but Peridot’s change from colonizer to rebel defender is reclaiming and that is refreshing overall, it is radical to know a Filipina vocals frequently on American system children’s television.
(Shelby can be hitched to her long-time partner Harry Shum Jr., whom plays the canonically bisexual warlock Magnus Bane on Freeform’s Shadowhunters. He’s not Filipina…but exactly exactly what a good, radical few. )
5) Leona Florentino:
Leona Florentino (1849-1848) had been a Filipina poet and writer that is political composed both in Spanish and Ilocano. This woman is thought to be the “mother of Philippine women’s literature” and our “bridge from dental to literary tradition”. (más…)