Category: Featured

Demystifying Whang–od

Her name is Maria Oggay, known to the world as Whang-od. She is single, mischievous, and rumored to have plenty of lovers. She continues to mystify with her art.

Transgender women in a transitioning world

Women Writing Women shares the story of two transgender women who battled odds and still continue to do so as the Philippines and the world learn to live with human diversity.

When women don’t want any more children

When Cyrene Villar, 24, gave birth to her son Amir, now one-year-old, she wanted to recover from her difficult pregnancy and hopefully not be pregnant again.  Not that she did not cherish the blissful moments […]

Elena and her fight for women living with HIV

  Upon arriving home after years of working abroad, Elena Felix didn’t hug her grandchildren. She said she couldn’t. “How could I? I have AIDS. I might infect the kids if I do that.” But […]

Cave women, storms and climate change

It only happens among women, that kind of ribbing, especially among those who have shared serious disruptions and ruptures, and in the retelling later, curiously laugh some more. Some 20 women, all officers and members […]

“Baby factory” relocates but still with grim pregnancies

“There’s a 14-year-old girl. She was raped by her father and older brother.” Fe Madrid, the chief nurse overseeing Ward 4 of the Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, looked at the rows of girls and women […]

Women and power: being politicians without posts

 The situation of Vice President Leni Robredo resonates throughout the lives of many women. Some women who have found their voice and attained some kind of power are in predicaments of being given opportunities to […]