My FASA Story | Marijo Manaois

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Hi my name is Marijo Manaois, I’m a junior at the University of Washington and I proudly serve as this year’s Vice President of the Filipino American Student association. This is pretty much what most people reading this probably know about me. I tend not to post much on social media about my personal life […]

My FASA Story | Zean Sumabat

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Throughout my young and not-so-storied life, no part of it involved any anecdote of me completely breaking out of my comfort zone. Sure, there were those times that I’d move from school to school, country to country, state to state, and I’d have to make new friends, but anyone can do that. I stayed the […]

My FASA Story | Shawntel Bali

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I grew up in the small state of Hawai’i, on the small island of Kauai, in a small town called Kapa’a. The word “small” basically sums up my universe as a little girl. The world I knew consisted of palm trees and sunshine. People’s skin color ranged from tan, very tan, and brown. I was […]

My FASA Story | RJ Dumo

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What up tigga/ Obligatory baby pic Before coming to UW, I was never one to think of myself in a reflective way. Growing up in a neighborhood where everyone looked different than me, assimilating became second nature. Sometimes, I would throw away the red hot dog sandwiches my mom would pack me for lunch and […]

My FASA Story | Saralyn Santos

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When I was two years old, my family packed up and moved from New York City back to the Philippines. I remembered nothing of my life in America; my first memories were of humidity and heat, summer storms and floods, trips to Jollibee and meals around the wooden table in our kitchen. In my mind, […]

My FASA Story | Leanna Tri

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“If it doesn’t really affect me, I don’t really care.” I wish I can remember who it was that told me that because those ten words have had a huge effect on me. Growing up, I don’t remember a time in my life where I liked to share important details about myself…where I voiced my […]

My FASA Story | Christian Carmen

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Growing up I had no intention for change, I was always comfortable. I mean I had all of the necessities needed to live, why change? That was the problem, I was afraid of change. [FASA’s First General Meeting, Spoken Word, 2016] Inevitably it happened, my dad cheated on my mom and my world turned upside […]