Alex Tizon's article, "My Family Slave" as regards Eudocia Tomas Pulido, in The Atlantic (June 2017) quickly became viral upon its online release earlier this month. It reverberated widely because the story is not just about the Tizon Family but also about, among others, colonialism, imperialism, poverty, immigration, slavery, trafficking, servitude culture, the master-slave dynamic, family, patriarchy, victimization, redemption, and love. Galatea Resurrects presents poetic responses by the following poets below; click on links to their names to read their poems, most of which were written after the article's release. Also featured are links to previously-published poems which speak to the long-standing existence of many other "Lola Pulidos" and their contexts.
After the poems are links to articles that explore the elements and various significances of Mr. Tizon's article which presents how his family had been served by Ms. Pulido ... and vice versa.
Editor, Galatea Resurrects
Jonel Abellanosa: "The Horror Neighborhood"
Jim Pascual Agustin: "Grandmother, Slave?"
Kimberly Alidio: "SPECTACULAR INDWELLING"
Michelle Bautista: "Lola on the cover of The Atlantic"
Aileen Cassinetto "The Woman Next Door" and "In the Island of Good Boots"
Melinda Luisa de Jesús: "Alternative Endings for Ms. Eudocia Pulido" and "Eudocia Dreams"
Elaine Dolalas: "5.17.2017"
Rose Linda Gonzales: "Mirror-ed"
Maileen Hamto: "56"
Luisa A. Igloria: "Help"
Sean Labrador Y Manzano: "Dugo"
Agnes Marton: "Have You Ever Slapped Someone Transparent?"
D Hideo Maruyama: "No one and everyone is a slave owner" and "Who profited from slavery's past?"
Amy Ray Pabalan: "What is Real"
Aloysiusi Lionel Polintan: "Reverse Longing" and "In Fetal Position"
Barbara Jane Reyes: "The Gospel of Juana de la Cruz"
Tony Robles: "Salamat" and "Stirred"
Irene Suico Soriano: "
Leny Mendoza Strobel: "Dear Eudocia,"
Eileen R. Tabios : "Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Avatar" and "Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Integrity"
Jean Vengua: "Other Worlds"
Alfred A. Yuson: "Andy Warhol Speaks To His Two Filipino Maids"
Related Poetry Elsewhere in the Internet:
“Lola's Resistant Dignity” (revised version of above) by Vicente Rafael, The Atlantic, May 31, 2017
"Her family had a slave, and she hopes we'll keep talking about it," KUOW, May 18, 2017
“AND THEY ARE ALSO ALWAYS BREATHING…” by Valerie Francisco, May 19, 2017
"Debt bondage, domestic servitude and indentured labour still a problem in the world’s richest nations,” The Conversation, May 25, 2017
"Modern-Day Slaves: Filipina Labor Trafficking Survivors Tell Their Own Stories" by Lena Solow, Broadly, May 26, 2017