You are cordially invited to



Con Cabrera's 
First Solo Exhibit

4pm, September 23, 2011

Bahay Tsinoy 
Museum of Chinese in Philippine Life
32 Anda corner Cabildo Streets
Intramuros, Manila 
In celebration of 10 years of Zero-In Consortium:
Ayala Museum, Ateneo Art Gallery, Bahay Tsinoy, Lopez Museum, 
and Museo Pambata

RSVP: Bernadette, 527.6083 or 526.6796

Meryenda will be served.


Dahil marami nang kababaihan ang binasag ang katahimikan.

Para sa Kababaihang Manggagawa sa Sentenaryo ng International Women's Day
(Mula kay Axel Pinpin)

"Wanted: Hi-Speed Sewer"

Babae, masipag.
Hindi bababa sa trenta anyos ang edad.
Hindi tataas sa minimum wage ang bayad.

Dalaga, marikit.
Sabik sa overtime at di-nagkakasakit.
Baon sa utang at Koreanovela fanatic.

Educational Background:
Enrolled sa agency at five-month contract.
Walang kurso sa unyonismo at pag-i-strike.

Working Experience:
Bihasa sa makinang Hi-Speed, Juki o Singer.
Mangmang sa usaping CBA, piket o istrimer.

Expertise at skill:
Tumabas, mag-ohales, lumilip nang tahimik.
Tumangis, mag-tiis, lumirip nang walang-imik.

"mapanuyang nasyon ng uring magpapalaya"
acrylic and oil on textile, 2009


To be a woman

Is to live at a time of war.

(stolen words v15)
by Joi Barrios

No moment is without danger.
In one’s own home,
To speak, to defy
Is to challenge violence itself.
In the streets,
Walking at nightfall
Is to invite a stranger’s attack.
In my country
To fight against oppression
Is to lay down one’s life for the struggle.

I seek to know this war.
To be a woman is a never ceasing battle
To live and be free.

photo from Azadi Zan's FB

Raise your fists for the revolutionary women of Egypt!


Stolen Words V13

"Until I feared I would lose it,
I never loved to read.
One does not love breathing."
- Harper Lee


three penises from kiri

"I have wanted to give you
the impossible, the gigantic,
the inhuman."
- Anaïs Nin
(Stolen Words V12)


resolutions in reverse

"When you're finished changing,
you're finished."

-Benjamin Franklin
(Stolen Words v11)

2010 vs 2011
what i'll try not to do this year:

i will not go after what i want.
i will not let my heart take risks.
i will not be strong, i will be fragile.
i will not be alone, i will need people.
i will not rest.
i will not be comfortable.
i will not settle.
i will not move.
i will not burn out.
i will not fade away.
i will not make stories happen, i will let them happen to me.


Contacting the Power of the Wild Woman

stolen words v10

"Be wild; that is how to clear the river. The river does not flow in polluted, we manage that.
The river does not dry up, we block it.

If we want to allow it its freedom,
we have to allow our ideational lives
to be let loose, to stream,
letting anything come, initially censoring nothing.

That is creative life. It is made up of divine paradox.
To create one must be willing to be stone stupid,
to sit upon a throne on top of a jackass
and spill rubies from one’s mouth.

Then the river will flow,
then we can stand in the stream of it raining down." 

- Clarissa Pinkola Estés
(Women Who Run with the Wolves)