MARILOU CARRERA

I feel powerful knowing, seeing, hearing, and feeling our history as Filipina women. That connection to our strong ancestors grounds me and allows me to start from a place of hope when I think of our future.

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It is clear

On stage,
I am closer to truth.

In song,
I am free in my joys and fears.

Across stories, 
I know more, where we came from, why we go. 

With your loud,
with your quiet,
with your insistence,
with your persistence 

It is clear
I am powerful, when 
you are there.