Jessica Hagedorn — Filipino Writer

Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn is an American playwright, writer, poet, and multimedia performance artist... (wikipedia)

I don't believe in sampling some Tibetan music just to make it sound groovy, but you do your homework, you understand what you're doing with it.
There is real beauty in my eyes when I lose my mind.
Life is not simple, and people can't be boxed into being either heroes or villains.
My identity is linked to my grandmother, who's pure Filipino, as pure as you can probably get. And that shaped my imagination. So that's how I identify.
I'm part Spanish. My paternal grandfather came from Spain via Singapore to Manila. On my mother's side it's more mixture, with a Filipino mother and a father who was Scotch Irish-French; you know, white American hybrid. And I also have on my father's side a great-great-grandmother who was Chinese. So, I'm a hybrid.