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Award-winning Filipina sci-fi writers to read on Women’s Month

Award-winning Filipina sci-fi writers to read on Women’s Month

Culture
By HAZEL N. CAMBA FINDING FEMALE writers on the science fiction shelves nowadays would not even be a surprise, unlike the old times.  For the past decades, science fiction has been a male-dominated genre, with more men bagging recognizable awards like Hugo and being included in the list of “best-selling” science fiction. Today, an increasing number of women have successfully built their names in the genre, where they finally dominated Hugo awards for two consecutive years. In celebration of Women’s Month, The Flame rounds up the names of the Filipina sci-fi writers you might want to add to your "must-read" list.  1. Kristine Ong Muslim Fiction and poetry author Kristine Ong Muslim grabbed honorable mentions in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, and got nominated for the...
Infused with vibrance: 5 Filipina Artists’ Whimsical Canvas

Infused with vibrance: 5 Filipina Artists’ Whimsical Canvas

Culture
by THERIZ LIZEL R. SILVANO PERHAPS the greatest art ever created are women. Their complexity, individuality, and even ability to have contrasting personalities are anything but ordinary. Knowing a woman is never linear but rather a pattern of bends and turns — analogous to the curves of their bodies and the upward and downward spirals of their emotions.  Women are like great works of art. After a long gaze, one can catch a glimpse of their spirit and character. When it comes to arts and culture, women are at the forefront of the past and today's artistry and tradition. Most portraits display women at the center, whether it is the features of their bodies or their pastime activities. Regardless of the subject matter, one can always see the feminine qualities of the artwork. In ...