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Mina Roces

Mina Roces is professor of history at the University of New South Wales in Sydney Australia. She is the author of three monographs: Women, Power and Kinship Politics: Female Power in Post-War Philippines (1998), Kinship Politics in Post-War Philippines, The Lopez Family 1946-2000 (2001), and Women’s Movements and the Filipina, 1986-2008. A new monograph The Filipino Migration Experience is forthcoming. Her current major project is a history of Filipino women as consumers from 1946-present. Her research interests include the women’s and gender history in twentieth century Philippines, the politics of dress, Filipino migration histories and the history of childhoods.

Gica Tam

Gica Tam is a designer by day and illustrator by moonlight. Architecture, food and people inspire her illustrations, and she has a liking for both minimalist and ornate details! She is a Partner at Cocomilk Studio and is based between New York and Manila. Website:; Instagram:; Twitter:

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