I am overjoyed to begin 2023 with an interview by the lovely Grace Talusan for The Rumpus about my debut story collection, Love and Other Rituals. We talked about how I depicted the Philippines I know, and not what white supremacy imagines it to be; communicating across cultural differences without compromising one's vision; and utilizing fiction to convey truth in a time of misinformation and historical revisionism in my home country. I cannot thank Grace Talusan enough for generously conducting this conversation, as well as Marisa Siegel and Elizabeth Gonzalez James for facilitating its publication in The Rumpus. Read our conversation here.
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