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celebrate! Kylie Padilla on being woman

And also reminds us of the value of even the empowered fictional characters we admire.

kylienicolepadilla: To all the women I admire, may you feel the appreciation and beauty in each and everyday. Thank you for helping me embrace my femininity though it is truly a struggle until now, under certain circumstances, to embrace all that that means. May you remain strong and courageous while also being true to your hearts. Thrive through your hard times and turn pain into beauty and strength. May we be in awe of your presence. I recite your names in silence, you deserve to be named this day ❤️ And to all the men who know how to value the women in their lives and respect them. And know not only to “protect” or “save” them out of fear of their “weakness” but thank you to those who understand to let their women shine and stand and speak for their own. Who aren’t afraid to watch the women in their lives blossom and grow. Those who aren’t afraid to listen and accept women as equal. Thank you to you ❤️ Being a woman is already a challenge on it’s own. To you, woman, I am proud! 💕

P.S. If Amihan were a real person I would wish her a happy internaional womens day today. I miss you everyday. You, although only a fictional character have also inspired me. 💙


celebrate! Women’s Day 2017!

May this day remind us not just of our power as women, but also of how we need rest and calm, how our hearts can break and take forever to heal, how we know and feel pain and can crumble under its weight, how we might embrace the wrong loves and spend our sweet time in denial, how we might wallow in hurt and waste time in anger, and how we can get up every day regardless because that’s just what we know to do. And if we choose to stay in bed, that’s good, too. Happy Women’s Day!

RadikalChick. Image by Chi Loyzaga Gibbs



celebrate! Annie Ramirez wins gold in jiu jitsu at the Asian Beach Games

Click here for complete story.

Top left photo via, two other file photos from John Baylon BJJ site.

celebrate! Kerry Washington wears her real hair

Imagine what all our celebrities would look like if they resisted the flat iron and the rebonding and relaxing and … just stopped cheating the public and showed us their real hair?



celebrate! Janelle Mae Frayna! The PH’s First Woman Grandmaster!

Photo by David Llada via

More of this story here.

celebrate! the PH women’s chess team’s slugging it out at the 2016 Olympiad

Women International Masters Janelle Mae Frayna, Jan Jodilyn Fronda, Catherine Perena Secopito, WNM Cristy Lamiel Bernales, Women FIDE Master Shanai Mae Mendoza are slugging it out at the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan.


Mendoza, a newbie at the Chess Olympiad beat World Candidate Master Maili-Jade Ouellet on her first game. The team is now up at #16.


celebrate! Alicia Keys on the red carpet … and still no make-up!

And rocking it, too! One dreams of a local celebrity who would do this!


celebrate! Alicia Keys frees herself from make-up

I hope to God it’s a revolution.

‘Cause I don’t want to cover up anymore. Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing.



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