Pia Cortez is a Bay Area-based community organizer and the creator of Libromance, a blog dedicated to book reviews and literary features with a queer Pinay immigrant perspective. She believes in the power and beauty of the written word: how stories stretch time and transcend boundaries, how books simultaneously challenge and console, how reading becomes an act of resistance. Pia hopes to transform reading from a solitary pursuit and turn it into a tool for community-building, a catalyst for ruckus-raising. When she’s not currently reading the world, she’s experimenting with #booklooks, a play on books and fashion.
Articles by Pia Cortez
Remembering the legacy, the work & the light of Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, as we celebrate Filipino-American History Month this October
From "tibo" to "tiboK" to "Kreatibo"
Kularts’ Dialogue in the Diaspora challenges the ways we look at and understand Filipino art and cultural work
7 books to read, gift, and inspire
The United States of Asian America Festival will leave you all up in your feels, healed & regenerated
Helping you navigate titas with no chill
How Pinays are shedding light on the untold history of Filipino-Americans
For Filipinos in the diaspora, the multisensory show is not just an homage to ritual and memory but also a redefinition of death, ghosts and all the things that haunt us