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Pacita Abad's "Immigrant Experience" series of trapunto paintings actually started 20 years before Pacita began the series, when she arrived in San Francisco in 1970. Pacita was alone and it was her first time outside the Philippines. Like others before her she lived with a distant relative and had very little money. During this time she met many other immigrants from Asia, Latin America and Africa, who had come for a variety of economic and socio-political reasons and were facing similar circumstances in America. Read More

Caught at the border
Cross-cultural dressing
Filipinas in Hong Kong
From Doro Wat to sushi and chicken wings and thin...
Girls in Ermita
Haitians waiting at Guantanamo Bay
How Mali lost her accent
I thought the streets were paved with gold
If my friends could see me now
Korean shopkeepers
L.A. Liberty
Mixed marriage: Mike and Jeeva
New kids in class
Sichan between two worlds: From Angkor Wat to the...
Tarhata sa Cortada
The village where I came from
Torments of a Filipino overseas worker
You have to blend in, before you stand out