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About the Artist

Emily P. Lawsin (Seattle) is the co-author of Filipino Women in Detroit, a collection of oral histories that were produced as multi-media performances by the intergenerational Pin@y Performance Project. A spoken word performance poet since 1990, her poetry, essays, and short stories on war brides, students, and Filipino American families have been published in numerous journals and anthologies. For twenty years, she taught Asian American Studies and Women’s Studies at California State University, Northridge, and University of Michigan, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS). She is a 2015 graduate of the Artist Trust Literary EDGE Program.                            

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