you’re here, too
These memory spaces are an extension of a larger body of work entitled ‘You’re here too’, a mixed-media project that unveils varying nuances of queer Filipinx and Asian experience, grounded in intimacy and shared introspection. Through still and moving portraits, and recorded conversations, this work is an act of shared storytelling, evoking immediacy and tenderness through its course between moments of joy, solitude, and peace, as much as the exchange is rooted in resilience and resolution.
My practice at its core embraces image-making and storytelling as a conduit between one person’s experiences to another, and reinforcing empathy in its way. ‘You’re here, too’ marks a meaningful juncture to hold space, to build community and belonging, and to encourage bearing witness and mutual care, however intimate or urgent they may come.