While Filipino people comprise the second-highest percentage of the population on Guam, unfortunately there is not a comparable amount of scholarly publication about the Guam Filipino population, much less on Filipinas specifically. Although there is scholarly interest in this area, there is also concern over the availability of primary texts. Profound questions arise because of this dearth: In what ways are Filipinas on Guam writing about their experiences about life on the island? How can existing narratives be brought into conversation with emergent narratives? This paper responds to the perceived silence by advocating revolution through language, as educators on Guam can guide students to recognize their postcolonial background and foster the production and representation of narratives for students’ identity negotiation and political empowerment.
Keywords: Filipina, Guam, narrative, English, rhetoric
Velasco, Tabitha Espina
"Engaging Existing and Emergent Experiences: Narratives among Young Filipinas on Guam,"
Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice: Vol. 3:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/rpj/vol3/iss2/2