Katrina Casiño, writer, organizer, and itinerant queer barber, is today’s Filipino American History Month Hero! Katrina writes for Autostraddle, is an editor at Youngist, and is one of the key organizers of PHRESH CUTZ, a pop-up queer barbershop in Brooklyn, NY.
For Filipino American History Month, we’re highlighting Fil-Ams who are carrying on a proud legacy of activism & organizing. Who’s your hero?
Oseola McCarty a cleaning lady who from working all her life accumulated great savings, donated to the University of Southern Mississippi $150,000 for a student scholarship program.
“I want to help somebody’s child go to college,”
“I’m giving it away so that the children won’t have to work so hard, like I did.”
Everyday heroes, mexican immigrants in New York doing everyday activities. Dulce Pinzon intends to show them as Superheroes.
Harry Belafonte and Martin Luther King Jr.
It makes my heart smile to see him laughing like this.