Today I want to remember Pinay heroines.
Image credit: by Francsico Coching, seen at komikero komiks
Gabriela Silang, who taught me that women could be warriors, and who has had a fierce grip on my imagination from wild childhood days when I would ride whooping through the rain, bareback on a galloping horse, thinking of what it might've been like to be waving a bolo in one hand, charging into enemy ranks.
Image taken from kapuso online
Corazon Aquino, who taught me another way of being a woman and a warrior, and who made history at a time when I was just beginning to learn what it meant to be a woman, and to be Pinay.
Hmmmm, wala bang heroine dyan na may asawa? Hmmmm.