. . . without my knowledge, I have had,
in my possession, two brooches which were crafted in a form that is identical to the shape of a lingling-o, the Babaylan symbol of: the uterus; a woman’s power and
the Baybayin letter for ba which is the first syllable in the Filipino word babae, meaning, woman.
Gina Honda was born in Manila and has lived in the Philippines, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. She attended the Univ. of the Philippines, Baguio City, where she did undergraduate work in Philosophy and Political Science. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts, Acting & Directing from Cal State Univ., L. A., graduated Summa Cum Laude and has a Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship from Pepperdine University. Gina is a hotel industry veteran. She currently works as a Paralegal for a Civil Rights attorney in L. A.
Grandmother chair at Sonya's Garden, Tagaytay, Philippines.
Photo by Geejay Arriola.