Pinay Liminality records Pinays/Pinxys*
telling their stories in their own voices to:
-preserve our stories for posterity & future generations
-understand who we are in community
-affirm the experience of liminality
(the in-between spaces of the diaspora
where we create & bridge meaning between
the multiple thresholds of culture & construct
we find ourselves in)
By listening to each others kwentos, we learn about ourselves through community. Here, we share our interactions with constructs of gender, race, & class; our history of colonization & cultural excavation; the song & ability of our Pinay bodies; our relationship to religion & spirituality; and our understandings of home, hiya, utang na loob, self and belonging.
A term coined by early Filipino/a migrants in the 20s to describe the experience of being born or living in the United States of America.
"Transformations occur in this in-between [liminal] space, an unstable, unpredictable, precarious, always-in-transition space lacking clear boundaries. Living in this liminal zone means being in a constant state of displacement--an uncomfortable, even alarming feeling."
-Gloria E. Anzaldúa, this bridge we call home
"Pinayist praxis is a process, place, and production that aims to connect the global and local to the personal issues and stories of Pinay struggle, survival, service, sisterhood, and strength. It is an individual and communal process of decolonization, humanization, self-determination, and relationship building, ultimately moving toward liberation. Through this process, Pinays create places where their epistemologies are at the center of the discourse/dialogue/conversation and organizing."
Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales and Jocyl Sacramento. Practicing Pinayist Pedagogy