The Empowered Filipina Nikon Photo Competition 2011
Mar08

The Empowered Filipina Nikon Photo Competition 2011

A look back at the remarkable pictures of 2011’s Nikon “The Empowered Filipina” Photo Competition in conjunction with Illustrado’s Women of Substance – an exhibition that celebrates the beauty, strength, diversity and special roles that Filipinas occupy in today’s society. These finalist pictures were exhibited at the WOS Event on the 1st April 2011 at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai.    ...

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Balingkinita–NOT: The Plump AND Proud Pinay
Mar03

Balingkinita–NOT: The Plump AND Proud Pinay

By Aby Yap Main Photo by Rae Miranda; Model: Leslie Fiestan She’s far from the 33-25-35 slim and dainty physique typically perceived of Asian women. No biggie actually. But in a society which defines beauty with perfectly sculpted cheekbones, a tiny waist and bony limbs, measurements become a biggie – a burden for the full-figured Filipina. She becomes invisible, if not the target of unwanted attention. She’s “napabayaan sa...

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