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1. Endings and beginnings. While there is much pain and sadness in endings, new beginnings always shine bright.
2. My loving husband, my darling son, my fabulous sister - this is my family, the people who love unconditionally and allow me to be me.
3. Happiness and perspective. In times of uncertainty, it is easy to let fear run wild. But perspective teaches me that where I am now compared to where I was 5 years ago is amazing, and that allows me to be happy.
Today will be awesome because:
I nourish my body in the way it needs. I listen to my body and respond to its needs.
I enjoy my between space - walking, commuting, resting - instead of rushing to the next thing.
I am mindful as I work and plan.
Everything is beautiful.
I am enough.
I am loved.
And it all works out in the end.
I’m doing a 28-day happiness reboot. This exercise is from the class I am taking called “Happily Ever After: A Self Love Story" by Olivine Atelier. I’m just making the gratitude part public.
Amazons of the Huk Rebellion: Gender, Sex, and Revolution in the Philippines
Labeled “Amazons” by the national press, women played a central role in the Huk rebellion, one of the most significant peasant-based revolutions in modern Philippine history. As spies, organizers, nurses, couriers, soldiers, and even military commanders, women worked closely with men to resist first Japanese occupation and later, after WWII, tochallenge the new Philippine republic. But in the midst of the uncertainty and violence of rebellion, these women also pursued personal lives, falling in love, becoming pregnant, and raising families, often with their male comrades-in-arms.
Drawing on interviews with over one hundred veterans of the movement, Vina A. Lanzona explores the Huk rebellion from the intimate and collective experiences of its female participants, demonstrating how their presence, and the complex questions of gender, family, and sexuality they provoked, ultimately shaped the nature of the revolutionary struggle.
Vina A. Lanzona is associate professor of history at the University of Hawai’i–Manoa.