There is no one way to describe the experience of being a woman. On February 27, 3PM, let’s take the conversation on women’s writing and politics further with the second part of “I Have Something to Say: Women Writers on Political Maturity and Substance in Writing.”

There are encompassing struggles, such as the fight against sexism and violence against women, but each woman experiences these things differently based on who she is and where she is in society. A woman’s writing carries her unique voice, one that is invaluable in clarifying the bigger picture of what it is to be female in our world.

For this sequel, four women will be sharing their own narratives and poetics preferences: Stefani J. Alvarez, Johanna Lynn B. Cruz, Roda Tajon, and Beverly Siy.

Join us once more and listen to what these women have to say. See you on Saturday at 3PM!

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ABOUT THE PANELISTS

Si Stefani J. Alvarez ay ang awtor ng ‘Ang Autobiografia ng Ibang Lady Gaga’. Siya ay isang trans woman at OFW na nakabase sa Saudi Arabia.

Jhoanna Lynn B. Cruz teaches creative writing in the University of the Philippines Mindanao in Davao City. She holds a PhD from RMIT University, Melbourne and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from De La Salle University-Manila. She wrote an opinion column, Lugar Lang, in the Mindanao Times from 2016-2018 before online harassment from Duterte supporters forced her to quit. Her Davao memoir, Abi Nako, Or So I Thought was published by the UP Press in 2020.

Roda Tajon is a member of Gantala Press and works for a non-government organization that promotes the rights of indigenous peoples in the Philippines.

Si Beverly Siy ay isang nanay na manunulat, tagasalin at copyright advocate.  Aktibo si Bebang sa larangan ng publishing. Isa siya sa mga Book Champion at Intellectual Property Ambassador ng ating bansa noong 2015.

Siya ay nakalikha at nakapaglathala ng sampung aklat sa pamamagitan ng pagsusulat, pagsasalin, pagpapatnugot at pag-i-illustrate. Naglilingkod siya ngayon sa Intertextual Division sa patnubay ng CCP Cultural Content Department.  Siya ay nakatira sa Bacoor, Cavite kasama ang kanyang asawa at mga anak.