• Aesha Cruz

Tahanan

Updated: Dec 22, 2020


Illustration created by Aesha Cruz


“I used the word “tahanan” for this prompt where I want to depict a young persona transitioning from their home country (Philippines) to the US. And so they enter a period of in-betweenness by setting their foot down on new ground while also carrying with them their learned identity from their home country.”


Aesha Cruz


Currently hustling through a typical 8-5 p.m. work schedule while balancing my hobbies and navigating this whirlwind called life. Moving to the US has challenged a lot of my attitudes and world views. I constantly find myself cutting corners to fit into a US-centric identity. Drawing and taking photos has helped me understand this transition better. Catch me on Instagram @raemorc

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