Andrea Panaligan is a behavioral sciences undergrad writing about culture and theory. She is the culture editor of Adolescent and the co-founder of Philippine film publication Sine Liwanag. She wants nothing more than for you, reader, to watch Karen Maine’s modern masterpiece Yes, God, Yes.
Perhaps it’s a cop-out to start a piece about Mommy on your own mother. You stick with it, because you don’t see any other way—when you love someone, you see their face everywhere, so of course everything you write leads back to her.