Filipino History

Understanding the past to move forward

Much of my healing has come from understanding my ancestors and their own American Dream. In order to move forward in healing we must look back at how this intergenerational trauma came about. 


Center for Babaylan Studies
Our mission is to spearhead reconnection with the heritage and creativity of Filipino indigenous wisdom and spirituality in an age of globalization.

Filipino Mental Health Initiative
The mission of the Filipino Mental Health Initiative is to improve the well-being of Filipinos in San Mateo County by reducing the stigma of mental health, increasing access to services, and further empowering the community through outreach and engagement. We strive to connect individuals to appropriate health, mental health and social services, and ensure culturally appropriate services through provider collaboration.

Filipino American Service Group
FASGI is a 501(c)(3) neighborhood-based direct service provider incorporated in 1981.  We provide a variety of services for the residents of Los Angeles through programs that include mental health outreach and education, naturalization application assistance, immigration referral, culinary arts, arts incubation, business promotion, WWII memorabilia museum, and other community and social services.  For over three decades, FASGI has helped thousands of individuals through its various programs.

You Are Collective
A collective of women gathered together to experience a life-changing event through lettering, intimate conversations, & awareness of our mental health.


PBS – Asian Americans
Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided, while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate and personal lives, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in shaping the nation’s story.