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Welcome to the FILAM FANGIRL web series!
A compilation of stories and experiences on my a journey to learning more about my Filipino culture through American-raised eyes.
Salamat (thank you) for watching! πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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Filipina Standards of Beauty

Thursday 18 August 2016

Let’s talk about beauty β€” more specifically, let’s talk about the standards of beauty in the Philippines. Filipinas and filipinos come in many shapes, colors, and sizes. I’m here to do what I do best, challenge them. I believe all forms are maganda (beautiful). Hope you enjoy this video about what the filipina standards of beauty are, how I dealt with them during my childhood, and how it’s changing today. In the end, we, as individuals, define what’s beautiful.

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I Used To Hate Being Filipino

Wednesday 17 August 2016

For the first time in forever I was completely candid about my experience with judgmental af people, why “On the Wings of Love” is heaven sent, and the era in my life when I legitimately hated being Filipina. Keep in mind I no longer resent my culture because now that I’m older, I realized that I actually just resent the arrogant people who made little Rachel feel like sh*t. Internalized Racism is REAL everyone. On the bright side, I’m here to make matters better and spread love and light, and maybe a good laugh.

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