Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Meet Natalie Agaton, Loyola Kapwa Cultural Co- Coordinator

I recently caught up with Natalie Agaton at Bourgeois Pig in Lincoln Park to discuss her experiences as a Filipina-American, winning Battle of the Bamboo 2011 with her group Kapwa, and food.  Food was a big part of the discussions, since Natalie is a food blogger and she gave me some info on the latest […]

Meet Yen Baet, Filipino Photographer and Finalist for The National Geographic Exceptional Experience Photo Contest

Yen Baet is a Filipino photographer and another inspirational Filipina to be featured on Fil-Am Ako. One of her photographs has been selected as one of only six finalists in the National Geographic Photo Contest, which is based in the US. Baet happens to be the only Filipino who made it to the finals, and […]

Meet Cori Dioquino, Filipina-American Actress

I’ve had a lot of great interviews in the two year’s that I’ve been blogging and I’ve been able to connect with a lot of interesting Filipinos who are working hard to better represent the community. For 2011, I made a promise that I would feature more Filipinas, who I felt would be great role […]

“Universal Filipino” and Kilusan

by Kat Lucero “Indigenous warrior, oh warrior, I summon thee. Raise your voice to the sky and walk with pride.” It’s not in every production, in which one hears the singing evocation of the Filipino indigenous past; which later turns into a bumpin’ dance number rousing the spirit of Tupac Shakur’s California. But Jeremy “Kilusan” […]

Meet Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis & Gerald Maa, Editors-in-Chief at AALR

The Asian American Literary Review (AALR) is an organization that I have mentioned  on this blog in the past month, especially with their upcoming event 8: A Symposium. Although Fil-Am Ako is dedicated to spreading awareness on Filipino culture and issues, I also like to inform everyone about the AAPI community. I was very fortunate […]