Holding a Pigeon in My Hand: How Community Organizing Succeeds and Falters
My life [in the United States] was not so simple. There was a clash of cultures and orientations, especially between 'Americanized' U.S.-raised Filipino Americans and recent immigrants like myself. Our conflicts sometimes took the form of differences in political directions and, later, as clashes in leadership styles. But the differences resulted in creating a foundation for sisterhood exchanges and the sharing [of] life stories, which cemented long-term friendships. I continued to seek clarity and answers on where this activism should lead. What was the big picture? What was to be done?