Get to know how women impact the world with ‘A Woman Unboxed’ at Shangri-La Plaza

March 7, 2023

Shangri-La Plaza hosts book launch and exhibit on stories and art that matter to women on International Women’s Day.

March 8 celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women everywhere. How fitting that the Shangri-La Plaza spotlights Filipina creatives banding together and showcasing their experiences, stories, and creations with A Woman Unboxed at the East Atrium at 5PM.

The anticipated book launch and art exhibit is a powerful collaboration between writer and publisher Gayle Certeza who is launching her book, A Woman Unboxed and Other Stories of Growing Up, which chronicles the joys and challenges of growing up in a small town in Mindanao; and mixed media artist Mimi Tecson whose own A Woman Unboxed pieces explore the complexities of motherhood, dreams, and aspirations through the mediums of assemblage and collage.

“This book is my homage to my roots. It celebrates my grandmother, my parents, and my siblings—all the sacrifices made to make it this far. The book journeys through woundings and hurts and comes out on the other side powered by hopes, dreams, and love,” says Certeza.

“Through my art, I aim to explore the idea of female identity and the challenges that come with being a mother, such as balancing career, family, and personal goals. By using a variety of textures, color, and form, I want to create an environment that encourages viewers to think more deeply about the roles and expectations of women,” Tecson explains.

The event also features female writers Carissa Singson, Dina Pecaña, Edlyn Ng Cha, Gina Verdolaga, Kat Gomez-Limchoc, Maureen Sandejas, Rose Marie Yenko, Sonia Roco, and Tweet Sering who are leading talks about inspiration, creativity, and storytelling.

Discover the many ways women continue to positively impact lives with A Woman Unboxed at Shangri-La Plaza East Atrium on March 8, 5PM.

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