Becoming a Fearless Filipina: Step into the Big Deal of Empowerment

Becoming a Fearless Filipina: Step into the Big Deal of Empowerment

Are you a fierce advocate for women's empowerment, a passionate bookworm, or a budding artist eager to uplift and amplify the voices of strong, fearless women? We have an empowering opportunity that will ignite your creative spirit and help you champion the cause of women's empowerment through the power of words. Welcome to The Write Side of Bookshelf: From Manuscript to Masterpiece, a monthly literature series and intimate creative experience by digital publishing house Bookshelf PH and The Astbury.

This September's immersive book club get-together, “Becoming a Fearless Filipina: Step into the Big Deal of Empowerment” will feature none other than the remarkable writer and editor, Katya Lichauco, founder, managing editor, and co-author of Big Deal and Fearless Filipinas 2 on September 13, 2023, 6:00 PM, at The Astbury. This immersive creative experience and intimate conversations will revolve around using Philippine literature to empower women and create change.

Katya Lichauco is not just a writer; she is a champion of women's voices and stories. Her journey from an ardent bookworm to a co-author of impactful books is a testament to her commitment to women's empowerment.

In Big Deal, Katya dives into different narratives of feminism as told through a collection of stories, poems, and art pieces of women from different backgrounds. In Fearless Filipinas 2, she celebrates the incredible stories of Filipina women who have shattered stereotypes and excelled in their fields and industries.

Dive into the creative experience

Becoming a Fearless Filipina: Step into the Big Deal of Empowerment is not your ordinary Wednesday evening escape from monotony and mundane life. It's a platform for you to use your creativity to uplift and empower women through storytelling. During this deep creative exchange, Katya Lichauco will guide you through various aspects of writing and storytelling that can help empower women, including:

Creating Women-Centric Narratives: Learn how to craft compelling narratives about multidimensional women subjects that inspire and resonate with readers.

Tackling Gender Bias: Explore techniques for addressing gender bias and stereotypes through your writing, fostering a more inclusive narrative.

Amplifying Women's Voices: Discover the power of storytelling in various mediums as a means to amplify women's experiences, struggles, and triumphs.

Using Writing for Social Change: Understand how your words can be a catalyst for positive change and social progress, particularly in the realm of women's empowerment.

Q&A Session: Engage with Katya Lichauco in an interactive Q&A session where you can gain insights into using your writing to support and advance women's empowerment.

This promises to be an evening filled with inspiration, camaraderie, and the transformational power of words. Whether you're a storyteller with a passion for gender equality, an avid reader looking to explore women's narratives, or an artist eager to create change through your craft, this evening filled with intimate conversations about women empowerment and gender equality will surely bring a new perspective for your creative juices.

So mark your calendars for September 13, 2023, at 6:00 PM, and join us at The Astbury for a profound experience. Prepare to embark on a journey of empowerment and transformation, guided by the wisdom of Katya Lichauco.

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a movement that uses literature and storytelling to empower women and inspire change. Reserve your seat now and become a driving force behind women's empowerment through words.

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About the Featured Author

Katya Lichauco is a 26-year-old writer, editor, and women’s empowerment advocate. She graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, tracks in Communication and Political Science, as well as a minor in English Literature. She received a First Class Honours Certificate from SOAS University of London’s Academic Summer School
2020 for the Gender and Conflict Online Course.

Katya is the Founder and Managing Editor of Big Deal: An Anthology of Filipino Women’s Stories and Art published in 2021, which was a compilation of works of Gen Z and Millennial Filipinas that aimed to recognize the inherent beauty of women lifting up other women while celebrating the myriad ways there are to tell a story. In 2022, she published her second book, Fearless Filipinas II: 24 Women Who Dared to Dream––of which she served as Co-Author and Managing Editor.

She has had various speaking engagements from moderating the Women’s Leadership Summit with women’s rights advocate Senator Risa Hontiveros on her book Healthy Buhay, Happy Mama, to being invited as the guest speaker at Zonta International’s 16 Days of Activism Solidarity Walk: Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women and Children. She has spoken at Google Philippines and served as a panelist on Politics4Her’s Feminists Across Borders panel on Intersectional Feminism.

Katya has also guested on the shows Flipping the Narrative, Her Lega-Z, Lundagin Mo Beybeh! and 89.9FM’s Boys Night Out.

Her work has been featured in ABS-CBN, adobo magazine, Philstar, and BusinessWorld Online.

Currently, Katya is a Content & Social Media Associate at Kindred Health, the first hybrid women’s clinic in the Philippines. She is also a Key Opinion Leader of UNIPLAT, advocating for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality. Through writing and storytelling, she hopes to highlight the importance of recording Philippine women’s history, ongoing struggles, and joys, to empower the next generation.

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