Ro. uses they/them. is a queer Boricua/Jew living in Washington. studies race, sexuality, and indigineity has an affinity for the moon, would rather speak poetry than write it, and falls in love with strangers every day.
always follows qtpocs back (building community is important).
"Filipinos are the second-largest Asian population in the US, and yet there are hardly any Filipino restaurants and we have basically zero representation in the media. I’ve always wondered, “Why is that? Why is it that we kind of just disappear into the background of people’s consciousness, when we are so populous?” We are in every part of industry. We basically run the food service in the military. Filipinos are on every single cruise ship. We’re everywhere, and yet we’re nowhere to be seen. When I talk about performance and taking up space and being in public, I’m always coming with that background in mind. I’m claiming space, claiming attention, and claiming my own humanity and presence in that space at that time."
"This is privilege: being able to ignore an argument because you don’t like it. not because it isn’t true but because you simply don’t like the facts or how those facts make them feel. being able to walk away from a battle because it makes you uncomfortable. there are people that have to deal with this every single day and can’t walk away from it. they don’t get a break. Sugarcoating the facts doesn’t make them any less true. You are entitled to your own opinions but not your own facts. my aggression shouldn’t give you the right to disregard the fact that your entire argument is flawed. BUT SUCH IS THE NATURE OF PRIVILEGE"