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Eunice Barbara C. Novio is from the Philippines and presently resides in Thailand where she teaches English and Psychology at Vongchavalitkul University in Nakhon Ratchasima. She is a graduate of the University of the Philippines Diliman, with her MA in Women and Development through a Women Leadership Scholarship given by Channel Foundation (Seattle). She has written various research and scholarly articles about women, EFL (English as Foreign Language) and migration, which have been published in international journals including Asian EFL Journal, Khon Kaen Journal of Graduate Studies, South East Asian Crossroads, and In God's Image. Some of her poems have been published in Manila Times, Philippines Graphic, Dime Show Review, Aquill Relle, and Blue Mountain Poetry. She is also a correspondent of the US Bureau.


Kelvin Burzon is a Filipino American artist whose work explores intersections of sexuality, race, gender and religion. Burzon recently received MFA degree from Indiana University’s School of Art + Design where he developed his most recent bodies of work. He was born in 1989 in Bataan, Philippines. As a child growing up in a Filipino culture, Burzon’s initial ambition was to become a Catholic priest. “I have always been interested in the religion’s role in culture and familial relationships and have been drawn to the religion’s traditions, imagery, theatricality, and its psychological vestige.” His work is inspired by cerebral influences growing up in and around the church. “My cultural and familial identity, my memories as a child, can not be separated from the church. It was an integral part of what it means to be Filipino.”