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"Our Power is in Our Stories"

An Oral History Project

This project was made possible through funding from the Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW).

As part of our participation in 100 Days of Resistance, we will be putting forth 100 Days of Pinay Power by presenting our community with an oral history collection project titled, “Ang Ating Lakas ay nasa Ating Kuwento" (Our Power is in Our Stories). This project is part of our ongoing efforts to shift the narrative on domestic work and to challenge  stereotypes of Filipina workers as being passive and submissive. The narrative of Pinay Power is also a disruptive force against the harmful rhetoric regarding immigrants. Through this collection, it is our intention to uplift the voices of our community by preserving the legacy of their lives and work as significant parts of history and society. 

Click on an image to view each person's story!