Congrats to the winners of the Wikipilipinas Filipinas Stories Contest!
In efforts to change the sexualized and docile Filipina image online generated by dating sites that perpetuate a narrow understanding of who the modern Filpina is, Filipina Images in conjunction with Wikipilipinas (a one-stop collective of everything Filipino) ran a writing contest that explored the image of the filipina and the role of bloggers in uplifting the filipina image online.
This was a very important contest for me. It’s message and efforts to educate the public and alter the perception of Filipinas everywhere is invaluable.
1st prize: The Filipina Doctor: Coming Full Circle by Dr. Claire Francisco
2nd prize: The Evolving Beauty of a Modern Filipina by Eddie Oguing
3rd prize: The Cyber Feminization of Poverty: Mail-Order Brides and the Image of the Filipina by Genevieve Ruth Villamin
Mine was entitled, “BiCultural Pinay,” and is located under all the entries listed to the right of the winning articles.