Kababaihan, kapangyarihan nyo ay kay ganda, hindi alintana ang ugat ng kabiguan

Yllang Montenegro
Posted August 16, 2020 from Philippines
Babae Bangon Series, poetry reading about women in time of pandemic
Babae Bangon Series, poetry reading about women in time of pandemic (1/5)

I made the artwork when I while I and my husband were stranded for in Japan for three months.  This relief print is a 2nd edition from the original design that is used as an eco-bag design for SALA. The artwork is a collaboration idea with Naoko Kuroda for SALA's eco bad design http://kobe-sala.asia/ ,this is the vision that I saw while talking with the people inside SALA, connecting its vision, "Empowerment of all People". When I get back home last July, I had the chance to use the artwork and composed a poem with my daughter, the poem was published it with Gabriela, National Alliance of Women organization.  The online project #BabaeBangon (Women Rise Up) Babae, Bangon! is a series about women valiantly moving forward as crisis after crisis batter their families and lives told through poems, songs, and visual arts. Hear original compositions of women; watch women - leaders, rights advocates, journalists, professionals, mothers, and daughters. Performance starting August 8 to 17 2020. https://www.facebook.com/gabriela.alliance/?__tn__=-UC*F

 

Kababaihan ngayong panahon ng karimlan kanya kanyang paraan para maisalba ang pamilya. nahihirapan sa buhay, araw araw ay may namamatay unang inaalala anak, magulang, kaibigan, mga mahal sa buhay bago ang sarili.

Kababaihan sa panahon ng kadiliman Hindi alam kung papaano ba isasalba ang pang araw araw na ihahain sa lamesa bawat oras ay nangangamba papaano na kaya sila. pinipilit na mabuhay, araw araw ay sinisilaban ang ilaw na pinatay ng mga  makapangyarihang hahari harian.

Malabong makamit ang kinakailangan, wala ring hakbang ang naghahari harian, Tibay ng kababaihan ngayong panahon tila’y nakalalamang Sapagkat ang mga lukayo ay walang pakinabang maraming daan ang binabaan, Marami ding binabaan na hindi naman naging daan.

Kababaihan ngayong panahon ng pandemya bagamat maraming pinag daraanan, hindi bumibigay sa udyok ng kabiguan Iba iba man ang uri ng kapangyarihan, nag kakaisang pinagtitibay ang kalakasan mga modernong babaylan kababaihang lumalaban sa mga makapangyarihan na ang tanging alam ay buhayin ang sarili lamang.

 

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Nini Mappo
Aug 16
Aug 16

Such beautiful work and vision you have Yllang. Thank you for sharing, and for lifting women up through #BabaeBangon. I think it is lovely that you can collaborate with your daughter to produce art that you both love, and has a message you are passionate about!

Yllang Montenegro
Aug 17
Aug 17

Hi Nini, Thanks for appreciating, I had been away with my family for a year so creating something with my kids is a wonderful thing and special.

Andrace
Aug 16
Aug 16

Wow! 'Creating change' resonates with me. We have truly been 'surviving and rising' and aren't going to rest on our oars.

Thank you for all you did in Japan, Yllang. What a rewarding way to spend family time.

The Eco-friendly bags are beautiful, conveying great messages on whenever used.

Best wishes as you continually 'ignite' till we get the results we desire.

Big hugs.

Yllang Montenegro
Aug 17
Aug 17

Hi Emi, Thanks for your wonderful comment. Will definitely share more artworks here that I am back home and motivated to share some of my works with my sisters here in WP.

Andrace
Aug 18
Aug 18

Great! :)

Jill Langhus
Aug 17
Aug 17

Hello Lovely Yllang,

Welcome back! We missed you:-) Thanks so much for sharing your latest initiative and artwork. Lovely as always:-)

Hope you and your family are safe and well!

XX

Yllang Montenegro
Aug 17
Aug 17

Thank you Jill, thanks for always been there for everyone.

Jill Langhus
Aug 18
Aug 18

You're very welcome, dear:-)

Hope you have a great, safe week!

Beth Lacey
Aug 17
Aug 17

This is very compelling

Yllang Montenegro
Aug 17
Aug 17

Thanks Beth

Hello, Yllang,

Kumusta? Welcome back! It's so nice to hear from you again. I deactivated my FB account. Thank you for sharing this empowering poem about women in the Filipino language.

Please stay safe always. It's so great to see your daughter with you in this movement. Congratulations, too, on being published in Gabriela! Keep it up! Mabuhay ka, sis!

Yllang Montenegro
Aug 18
Aug 18

salamat Karen!

Walang anuman, Yllang!

maeann
Sep 07
Sep 07

Oh wow sorry ngayon ko lang nabasa ito! Congratz and welcome back :) Hooray you are back!!!