About the book:
“Unabashed, unashamed, with wisdom and patience and strength, these essays peel away at layers of personal experience to touch on things that might make us squirm with embarrassment or distaste or discomfort, even as we read on, compelled, fascinated, illuminated by the brave and bold things they reveal: our weaknesses, our strengths, the impulses and madnesses that proclaim we are human, broken, beautiful,capable of utter despair and unspeakable joy. “ Cyan Abad Jugo
“You are not supposed to say that. From a tender age, women are taught to be silent, often about the very things that matter most of them. They joys and wounds of family life, the complexities of balancing work and family and personal ambition. The occasional desire, however fleeting, to escape motherhood. The trials and sorrows that society somehow expects women to beat without complaint .“ – FH Batacan
Publisher: University of Santo Tomas Publishing
Publication Date: 2016
Size: 230 x 153mm
About the author:
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. Her other books are Love Desire, Marriage: Reflections of a Young Wife (winner of the Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award) and Lost and Found and other Essays. She has edited several anthologies Motherhood Statements, the Best of Philippine Speculative Fiction Vol 5 and Prowess and Grace.