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ISSUE #1


White Man’s Burden, Issue #1 is an intro zine to a world of topics and issues needed to be discussed by the pilipinx* community. In this issue, we cover our cultural food, our diasporic feelings, our relationship with our pinxy* family, our lost history, and more. We delve deep into our subjective thought processes and feelings to evoke a collective, conscious pilipinx identity. We have been silent for too long, forced to be complacent. This zine seeks to rectify and decolonize ourselves through sharing our experiences in writing and artwork. Maraming salamat / Agyamanac unay / Dakal a salamat / Salamat kaayo / Dios mabalos !!!

* pilipinx and pinxy are used interchangeably, simply to denote the “x” in place of the feminine/ masculine “o” and “a” for a genderless substitute.

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table of contents Not Yr Asian Fuck Doll

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BY EILEEN RAMOS

Riceball

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BY ELENA CORRINE VIGILIA

Poetry

6 & 7

BY THENESSA GEAGONI

How Did We Get to This Point

8 & 9

BY PAULA ANNE SOCCO ANICETE

BY OLIVIA HANSON

BY SAM CAPAROSO

BY ARIANNE AQUINO

content warnings: • • • • • •

racial slurs eating disorders and food mention fetishization war mention internalized racism the fucking diaspora

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contributors Elena Corinne Vigilia Olympia / Seattle, WA / pinay [ilocano] punk princess / virgo - cancer - sag / neurotic shy riceball / Brown Recluse Zine Distro / academic that h8s the ivory towers who can be spotted cooing at animals or being a bitch to white boys. Thenessa Geagoni I’m a pilipinx girl challenging, disrupting, and redefining mainstream discourse through poetry and spoken word while trying to crawl my way out of student loan debt. I also write as a healing process from internalized oppression and racism, both for myself and for other pilipinxs because it is so difficult to find anything created by us and for us. Sam Caparoso A magickal, sensitive lil sack of flesh n bones. 1st gen (to be born in the US) pilipinx mixed with white. “Tisay.” Struggling with the decolonization of my own existence, but embracing every process of the journey. Based in Los Angeles, CA. Olivia Hanson

A 21 y/o nonbinary mestizx getting their BFA in cultural

studies in Chicago, Illinois.

Paula Anne Socco Anicete first in her family (both sides) to be born in the United States. Has been a Special Ed. teacher in New Orleans since 2011. Eileen Ramos A daydreamer who admits too much, Eileen Ramos is on a mission to do the following: work and stay in Shakespeare & Co in Paris, curate an interactive art exhibit, and flip off Lucas. One day she hopes to read that last sentence and say “Who the fuck is Lucas!?” Arianne Aquino Some typical existential-crisis-prone 21 y/o Filipina born in Quezon City, raised in Los Angeles, now living in Olympia, Washington. She hopes to one day go back to the motherland to start a health collective that integrates western medicine and practices/solutions specific to Filipinxs, by Filipinxs.


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