Our poet friend and financial literacy advocacy supporter Kooky Tuason is launching “Picket Lines”, a coffee table book about female power and beauty expressed through poetry and visual expression. It features 100 photos of women with poems written on their bodies. Picket Lines embeds poetry on select women’s skin and images to make powerful statements about the lives of women.
Picket Lines is Kooky’s collaboration with photographers Niccolo Cosme, Tabitha Fernan, Mitch Mauricio, Katrina Pallon, and Nikkorlai Tapan. It also features women who are figures and leaders in their respective fields such as Sr. Mary John Mananzan, Fides Cuyugan-Asensio, Miriam Quiambao, Shawn Yao, Andrea del Rosario, Nina Ricci Alagao, Cecile Guidote-Alavarez, Love Anover, Jodi Sta. Maria, Lilia Cuntapay, Cynthia Alexander, Kate Torralba, Michelline Syjuco, Risa Hontiveros, Sonia Roco, Twinkle Ferraren, Abby Asistio, Gaby dela Merced, Giselle Sanchez, Sanya Smith, Mocha, Karen Kunawicz, Gloria Diaz, Aimee Marcos, Anita Linda. The images reflected in the book were intensified by the contributions of highly talented make-up artists and stylists.
Kooky Tuason is a spoken word artist/advocate. She has 3 Spoken Word albums – Romancing Venus 1, Romancing Venus 2 and Bigkas Pilipinas. She had a Spoken Word radio show at Jam 88.3 “Bigkas Pilipinas”. Her show was nominated at the KBP Golden Dove Awards and Catholic Mass Media Awards for Best Culture and Arts Program. She also performed her Spoken Word track Holdap from the album Bigkas Pilipinas in indie film Rome and Juliet.
Kooky will also be part of Angat Pilipinas Coalition’s roster of podcast contributors where she will record video inspirations for artists and musicians about saving money and how to manage their salaries properly for them to prepare for their retirement.
In partnership with the Political Science Department of Ateneo de Manila University and ALIWW (Ateneo Library of Women’s Writings), Angat Pilipinas Coalition for Financial Literacy would like to invite everyone to Picket Lines’ launching on December 11, 2014, Thursday 4PM at the Leong Hall Roof Deck ADMU. We’re launching in time to end VAW (Violence Against Women). Music + Poetry + Dance
For more information about Picket Lines, like the Facebook page.