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
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
Book nerds rejoice! It's our new monthly #GetLit column