I come from a people who hold the fourth commandment in the highest regard. For Filipinos, to honor your parents is the only duty of a child. And to honor means to obey—to unquestionably follow those who know best, those to whom you are indebted for your small life. To talk back—to have your own […]
Author Archives: Rodlyn-mae Banting
Rodlyn-mae Banting is a Filipina-American writer and educator currently pursuing a master's degree in Gender & Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work is featured and forthcoming in Bitch Media, Electric Literature, AAWW's The Margins, and more. When she is not staring dramatically into Madison's lakes, she is writing poetry, spending time with friends, and scrolling through local cat adoption sites.