Joy Jarme

Joy Jarme is a Filipinx American writer and former music journalist born in Manila and raised in Southern California. While music continues to be her life blood, her writing focuses on cultural identity, intersectionality, and unpacking the effects of colonization.

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A Filipinx woman (me) squats on the floor in front of an airport window, arms outstretched, hands resting on her luggage in front of her. She is holding her passport and boarding pass. Outside, and ANA jet is being prepped for flight.
We Can Never Be White Here: A Filipinx Immigrant Reflects on the Atlanta Shooting

The morning of March 18, 2021 found me awake and unable to sleep. I wanted…