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AND I'M on a lifelong journey exploring the intersection of food + culture + IDENTITY. I AM living in Los angeles to exercise all of the artistic muscles that have been atrophying while climbing corporate ladders in NYC PR offices over the last few years.
Born in Olongapo, Subic Bay with an insatiable appetite for adventure, I'M A Southern California blossomed + North Carolina ripened + Brooklyn bred peripatetic woman. Fiercely self-taught in almost every skill from HTML coding to omelet folding and herbal remedying, MY tenacious spirit is always ready for the next challenge.
Beyond producing events + projects, I'M a singer/songwriter, world traveler, and curious cook welcoming all opportunities to creatively collaborate with likeminded souls and empowering movements worldwide.
Award-winning brands and organizations trust MY strategic mind as a PR + communications powerhouse. I AM currently available for contract services supporting CLIENTS to achieve meaningful results with their media relations and public communications efforts.
Connect with ME if interested in learning more about MY work as:
an aspiring food anthropologist
a SOULPRENEUR of the healing arts
a PR + Communications maestro
a multimedia artist
whirlwind of emotions visiting my birthplace today. We even stepped into my babyhood home. this afternoon our fam drove through Olongapo when my mom thought maybe just maybe we could drive by in hopes the apartment structure would still be there after all of these years. Didn't really know what to expect since we hadn't been back to this neighborhood since Mt. Pinatubo's eruption June 15th, 26 years ago. When we came around the corner, we found the structure was still there. My mom edged even more and asked the kapit bahay if Ate Tess was around (our landlord back in 1991). And to our joyous luck...she is still the landlord! Here I am standing on the "terrace" of our old apartment in a neighborhood I had only dreamt would recover after the devastation & evacuation. The township is still vibrant and thriving (at least from what I can see) Ate Tess is now adding a third floor to the structure and there are more little homes built around the little alleyways. I can't stop smiling. #iamanimmigrant #flerinephilippines2017
DI·AS·PO·RA // dīˈaspərə // noun 🔅🔆🔅 1990 born in subic bay, olongapo 1991 displaced / refugee of mt. pinatubo / migrated to USA 1995 lived with single momma all over San Clemente, CA 1999 moved to Jacksonville, NC when momma remarried 2008 graduated from Northside High School 2012 graduated from UNC Chapel Hill / moved to Las Vegas 2014 moved to Brooklyn 2017 feeling grateful for my life's journey so far #iamanimmigrant #flerinephilippines2017