Desert Rose: A Love Letter to the Filipina in the Middle East
Mar23

Desert Rose: A Love Letter to the Filipina in the Middle East

By Nicholo Jallores Dear Maria, You are a curious beauty – a flower that bloomed in a tropical country, uprooted and repotted in an arid desert land. That you remain moist with hope and swollen with affection is a testament to your integrity and character. You stay abloom: a succulent fruit in an environment where women tend to be desiccated like dates, or robbed of all sweetness like pickles. You are a woman like no other, so the...

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