How to use writing for self-healing (3 IDEAS!)

01. Write like no one is watching, write like you’re only here for the act of purging and writing itself, write like you’re going crazy. Write like you’re exorcising demons unto a page, write like you’re jumping off of a cliff trying to grasp at the words that would nail down the coffin of those … Continue reading How to use writing for self-healing (3 IDEAS!)

The important difference between knowledge and wisdom – and THE REAL POWER of not knowing

I’m not (just) being a stickler for language. But there’s a difference between knowledge and wisdom and before you read on with what I’m gonna be explaining, I want you to give it a shot. What’s the difference between knowledge and wisdom ? What’s the difference of calling a person ‘knowledgable’ and calling a person … Continue reading The important difference between knowledge and wisdom – and THE REAL POWER of not knowing

Confessions from an NGO worker (who actually lived and grew up in a developing country)

When I was 12, I remember distinctly telling my older cousin in a condescending voice that : YOU SHOULD BE CAREFUL ABOUT NGOs. IT’S RICH PEOPLE TRYING TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES, THEY MAY HURT MORE PEOPLE THAN THEY HELP. AND YALL BE CAREFUL ABOUT GOOD INTENTIONS. I am now 22, and I have never … Continue reading Confessions from an NGO worker (who actually lived and grew up in a developing country)

‘that was it?’ when you’re dreams come true and you’re just “meh”

true story. My brother’s friend became a coach, underdog, huge crew level team for hiphop international - and won. He posted about feeling kinda of ——??? at the moment of announcement on facebook. I saw the mothers of the local hiphop community comment below “yes, chips that was it.” and i felt unsatisfied by the … Continue reading ‘that was it?’ when you’re dreams come true and you’re just “meh”

10 WOKE EDUCATION MOVEMENTS n how to apply in your own yearnin for learnin

This will be brief because I'll be practicing what I preach and be will be TRUSTING YOU to read and understand between these marvelous gems of thought-things:   1 the "teacher" asks: how does it feel ? what do you think about how you did?  This validates students about their struggles and allows open communication … Continue reading 10 WOKE EDUCATION MOVEMENTS n how to apply in your own yearnin for learnin

DELIVERANCE, and the DEATH CARD

this was my first time i read the cards for someone else other than me. It was past midnight, we were in quirino, the far flung mountains of Luzon, for my folk dance and music group's performance tour, and with the leadership of one of our oldest tour members - we were getting thoroughly drunk … Continue reading DELIVERANCE, and the DEATH CARD

dear UN HABITAT, this is what is systematically wrong with grants and NGOs

Your love and energy exchange comes with strings attached. Our focus becomes divided to pleasing you, reporting to you , achieving outcomes YOU want and are looking for. We're busy translating our tongues, marketing ourselves like a bad instagram profile.    at what cost ? transforming hearts empowering people meeting people at where they are … Continue reading dear UN HABITAT, this is what is systematically wrong with grants and NGOs