In Between the Lines: Exploring FilCan Identity Through Creative Writing

Workshop description: During this workshop, participants will be taken through different writing exercises and prompts that will allow them to reflect on their culture and what it means to be Filipinx-Canadian. At the end, participants will also get the opportunity to share their writing with others in the workshop.

Anne Claire Baguio: Claire is a fifth year student at McMaster University. She is the co-founder of Sliced Mango Collective, a Filipinx youth organization exploring culture with zines, art, and events through the lens of decolonization, anti-racism, and intersectional feminism.

Kathleen Zaragosa: Kathleen Anne Zaragosa (she/her) is an interdisciplinary undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia, currently completing her BA in Cognitive Systems with an Applied Music Technology minor. Her work explores the spaces within and between language sciences, culture, and music. As the co-founder of Sliced Mango Collective, she hopes to engage with other Fil-Can youth to navigate and celebrate our heritage and identities through art and performance. Her distinct love for music and languages is deeply tied to her own identity as a second-generation Filipina-Canadian settler, from her family’s Oasnon roots to being raised in a Filipinx community. Kathleen lives and works in Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ territories (Vancouver).