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Movements: Use of Anger, by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (5/18/15)
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At times, writing this column is like performing open heart surgery on myself.
Movements: Taking Stock: Encouragement and the Antidote to Toxicity, by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (3/16/15)
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These days, I find myself looking back and taking stock of the road I chose to travel when I decided to embrace science fiction.
Movements: Towards Change, by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (11/24/14)
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Change. It’s been on my mind a lot these days.
Movements: Translations, Mother Tongue, and Acts of Resistance (Part 2), by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (9/8/14)
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For some time now, I’ve been involved with the Interstitial Arts Foundation dream translation project. The thrust of this project is to see more works from non-Anglophone nations come into translation, to work together with translators, writers, and editors, and to look into funding that would cover the high cost of translations.
Reviews for the week of 7/28/14
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Monday: In Other Words, edited by Saira Ali and Julia Rios, reviewed by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
Wednesday: The Way Inn by Wil Wiles, reviewed by Nina Allan
Friday: The Happier Dead by Ivo Stourton, reviewed by David Hebblethwaite


Movements: Translations, the Mother Tongue, and Acts of Resistance (Part 1), by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (6/30/14)
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I was recently at Fantasticon, which is an annual Danish convention held in Denmark, and the conversations I had over there were mostly about language and the use of language.
Movements: Brown Woman at Work, by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (5/5/14)
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I am emerging from a period of fallowness.
Movements: Working in Dutch Genre Space, by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (3/10/14)
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I read again for the Paul Harland Prize this year.
Movements: A Poetics of Struggle (Part 2), by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (1/13/14)
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There is a powerful scene in Toni Morrison's Beloved where Baby Suggs invites children, men, and women to laugh, to dance, and to cry.
Movements: A Poetics of Struggle (Part One), by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (11/18/13)
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In a recent conversation with yet another friend, I strove to explain the frustration that lies behind the giving away of our stories to visitors to our culture.
Movements: On Escapist Literature and Being Dangerous, by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (9/2/13)
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At Nine Worlds GeekFest, I sat on a panel called RaceFail 101 where in the space of 75 minutes we tried to unpack the question of whether we have progressed in light of issues that came to light after the many RaceFail discussions that we have had online.
Movements: Looking Critically, by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (6/24/13)
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I think of how upheavals and eruptions must happen in order for us to reach that place where all of us have space to speak our words and share our stories.
Movements: So what do you think of my story where I made use of another person’s culture?, by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (5/6/13)
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I’ve recently spent a lot of time listening to conversations and engaging in discussions about, among other things, non-western SF and how SF is so white.
Movements: Woman's Work and Woman of Color at Work, by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (3/4/13)
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The first time I was asked to write a bio for publication, I felt it was important to say that I was a Filipina writer. At that time, I could not put words to the reason behind that decision.
Movements: Retrieving Our Hidden Histories, by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (1/14/13)
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It is a struggle encountered by all of us who live in the diaspora, by those of us who have known what it means to be colonized, and by all of us who understand that there are not enough words in the English language to express the pain and the sorrow of loss.
Movements: Identity and the Indigenous Spirit, by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (11/12/12)
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In the last line of the poem No, I am not Yours, Barbara Jane Reyes (a Filipino-American poet) writes, �No, I am not anything that is anything I am not.�