by Tai Coronación


Perpetual foreigner 

Words that are permanent on my body

A tattoo for everyone to see

But when I look in the mirror

All I see is me

A little Filipino girl

Her worldview was so narrow

Little did she know

She would always be a estranghero (stranger)

Tai Coronación is a first-year student at Laguardia studying psychology. As a first generation Filipino American, she hopes to shed light on the importance of cultural identity in a society that mainly applauds Western ideals. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering with New York Cares, walking her cat through Central Park, and exploring the city with her friends.