"Coming Full Circle" is about the healing of the Filipino colonized psyche through the recovery and re-imagination of Filipino identity and culture. It is about the emergence from the 'culture of silence' to critical consciousness that is able to develop new conceptualizations and frameworks about the Filipino American experience.
A mosaic of poems, reflections, found texts, essays, and images that attempts to answer the question: what do you do after you decolonize? Leny Strobel continues her research and insight into the process of decolonization, which she first wrote about in "Coming Full Circle".
This collection of scholarly essays and personal narratives by decolonizing scholars, poets/writers, artists, culture-bearers, and activities, offer the wisdom and insights gleaned from their engagement with the Babaylan tradition and practice. The writers all share this belief: If we can articulate the Babaylan healing practice and Kapwa psychology as our intellectual, emotional, cultural, and spiritual capital -- then we have much to offer to each other, to our communities and to the world.
(Interior pages with greyscale images) Back from the Crocodile’s Belly is a celebration of the beauty, richness, and diversity of indigenous ways of being as revealed in the critical studies and creative performances of living native traditions in the Philippines and in the United States diaspora. Through the use of primary and secondary research, the re-reading of historical and cultural archives, and the articulation of silenced stories.
Born-Again Filipino: Filipino American Identity and Asian Panethnicity Discusses the formation of cultural identity and the development of panethnic consciousness among post-1965 Filipino Americans.
A Personal Story: Becoming a Split Filipina Subject
Introducing BABAYLAN: FILIPINOS AND THE CALL OF THE INDIGENOUS edited by LENY MENDOZA STROBEL
Versus Typhoon Yolanda: A Storm of Filipino Poets edited by Eileen R. Tabios
Postcolonial Theory and the United States: Race, Ethnicity, and Literature
Identifying Race and Transforming Whiteness in the Classroom