RICA BOLIPATA-SANTOS teaches at the Department of English at the Ateneo de Manila. She is also consultant for Sa Aklat Sisikat Foundation and is the Executive Director for the Ateneo Library of Women’s Writings (ALIWW). She is a columnist at the Philippine Star and has published essays in various publications. She has won a Free Press Literary Award, as well as the 2007 Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award for Love, Sesire, Marriage: Reflections of a Young Wife (Milflores Publishing).