I'm excited to announce that "A Fair Face", an excerpt from my novel-in progress, People We Trust, appears in the Beauty issue of WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly, published by the Feminist Press at CUNY. Since the issue's theme is "Beauty", my piece is about a local beauty queen in Baguio who joins the Communist New People's Army and returns home to give birth. I also write about the insidiousness of western standards of beauty in former colonies such as the Philippines, and how Filipinos look for traces of their old colonial masters in their bodies. Since WSQ is an academic journal, the issue where my excerpt appears is available on academic databases such as Project Muse, so if you're university-affiliated, you can access it for free! Clicks for full-access to the issue and piece help generate needed revenues for the journal, which I think is important since WSQ accomplishes so much important work in the field of Women's Studies. Otherwise, if you want to own a physical copy, you can order the journal here.