Sunday, June 10, 2018

Excerpt from Germany's Der Spiegel Editorial re Donald Trump

 


DER SPEIFEL 
ONLINE 


Following is an excerpt from Germany's Der Spiegel:


A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Klaus Brinkbäumer

May 19, 2017 06:18 PM

Donald Trump is not fit to be president of the United States. He does not possess the requisite intellect and does not understand the significance of the office he holds nor the tasks associated with it. He doesn't read. He doesn't bother to peruse important files and intelligence reports and knows little about the issues that he has identified as his priorities. His decisions are capricious and they are delivered in the form of tyrannical decrees.

He is a man free of morals. As has been demonstrated hundreds of times, he is a liar, a racist and a cheat. I feel ashamed to use these words, as sharp and loud as they are. But if they apply to anyone, they apply to Trump. And one of the media's tasks is to continue telling things as they are: Trump has to be removed from the White House. Quickly. He is a danger to the world.

Trump is a miserable politician. He fired the FBI director simply because he could. James Comey had gotten under his skin with his investigation into Trump's confidants. Comey had also refused to swear loyalty and fealty to Trump and to abandon the investigation. He had to go.

Witnessing an American Tragedy

Trump is also a miserable boss. His people invent excuses for him and lie on his behalf because they have to, but then Trump wakes up and posts tweets that contradict what they have said. He doesn't care that his spokesman, his secretary of state and his national security adviser had just denied that the president had handed Russia (of all countries) sensitive intelligence gleaned from Israel (of all countries). Trump tweeted: Yes, yes, I did, because I can. I'm president after all.



Tags: politics, news, editorial, US, international #DerSpiegel 

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Flash Fiction: The Che Guevara Night by Cecilia Brainard



I'm sharing this short short or flash fiction of mine to honor a friend who recently passed away - Evelyn Ramirez Bosch.  Evelyn, or Ram, as friends called her, was my classmate in high school and college.  One night, she and I and another friend went to Cafe Havana in the Ermita district and had such rollicking fun that I wrote about it.  

Here is the story.   

(Ram, thanks for the laughter and good times. Rest in peace! Love, BabyM)


THE CHE GUEVARA NIGHT 

by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
Part of Brainard's collection Vigan and Other Stories (published by Anvil, Kindle by PALH)
Copyright 2011 by Cecilia M. Brainard, all rights reserved


It was the night I call the “Che Guevara Night”—my last night in Manila, so a couple of girl friends and I went out to Malate, now a hot spot in Manila, to the Café Havana de Manila to be exact, Friday night it was, when streets were blocked off and the rotunda teemed with people, not just the baklas of long ago, although I understand Remedios Street still has gay bars—I am always amazed at how crowded places can get in Manila: malls, streets, packed with people night and day— and so at 8:30 we were seated in a corner of the Café, the Remedios side, looking out at the very same street my mother and I used to walk on every Sunday on our way to Malate Church—and oh, the bitter sweet memories of that time of my life when I was sixteen and living in Malate with my mother—but that night the three of us sat in that café which is not really a café but a high-priced restaurant packed with Che- memorabilia: framed pictures of the charming delicious Che smiling, smoking a cigar, and staring down at us, and waiters and waitresses looking cool with their red Che-berets, as we had our paella and lengua and two pitchers of Margarita, and because I’d be leaving the next day, we didn’t have enough time to tell the stories, by women past their prime, two still looking for Mr. Right, and talking about the Mr. Wrongs of their lives, now told with humor, although 15 years ago the same stories were told with tears, three women huddled together, laughing, with Che listening to every word and smiling, smiling, smiling.


~end~



Monday, June 4, 2018

Natural Treatments for Hair Growth



Natural Treatments for Hair Growth

GUGO or GOGO:   I have always known about Gugo Bark for hair growth and wrote about this a while back - "Cecilia's Recipe: How to Make Gugo or Gogo Shampoo."  The liquid from the Gugo bark soaked in water has been used for centuries in the Philippines as hair shampoo or rinse and is famously known for hair growth.

 Even as a girl, we used this in Cebu where I grew up in.  Now, there are shampoos and conditioners made with Gugo, but nothing beats the unprocessed liquid from the Gugo bark -- if you can find the bark at all, as this is now difficult to find.

I am fairly certain that Gugo is good for hair growth because it's a DHT blocker.

DHT or dihydrotestosterone is a derivative of the male hormone testorone which causes hair follicles to shrink and eventually die. Since men and women have testosterone and estrogen (in varying levels), women can also have DHT that harms their hair follicles.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

This Saturday! Filipino American Authors at LA Public Library 5/26/18 3 pm



AFTERNOON WITH FILIPINO AUTHORS
CECILIA BRAINARD & PAULINO LIM Jr.

Sat. May 26, 2018, 3 p.m.
Los Angeles Public Library, Meeting Room A
630 W. 5th Street, LA, CA 90071

Cecilia Brainard and Paulino Lim will talk about their experiences as Filipino authors in America. They will also read from their works, and there will be book signing. The International Languages Department of the Los Angeles Public Library hosts this free literary event.


Monday, May 21, 2018

Sicily: Greek, Roman, and Norman Influences


The Island of Sicily is 25,711 square kilometers, slightly smaller than Massachusetts (27,340 square kilometers). Because of its strategic location in the Mediterranean, it has always had invaders coming and going: Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Byzantines, Normans, French, Aragonese, Austrians, Spanish, and more.  

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Discovering Sicily: The Godfather and the Mafia


















Before visiting Sicily, my ideas about Sicily were picked up from the movie The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola 1972). Because Vito Corleone and many other Sicilians immigrated to America, I had the notion that Sicily must be a poor place. I also had the idea that Sicilians were all members of the Mafia, people who would make you an offer you couldn't refuse.  My brain teemed with preconceptions from the movie, and at the Milan airport, before boarding the plane for Catania in Sicily, I glanced at the dusky-skinned men with hooked noses, thought of Vito Corleone and his family, and felt as if I would meet Michael and the ill-fated Apollonia Corleone when we landed Catania.



Thursday, May 17, 2018

Visiting Paris in May



Dear Readers,

I've just returned from a trip to Paris, Sicily, and Malta.  I've been unable to blog because Blogger is slow, although I've been able to post pictures in my Facebook and Instagram accounts -- links below.

https://www.facebook.com/ceciliabrainard

https://www.instagram.com/ceciliabrainard/

I have much to share and will start with Paris.






Saturday, April 21, 2018

Novelist Cecilia Brainard Reading in Paris April 26




If you're in Paris, join me on Thursday April 26 @ 8-11:30 pm at the ParisLitUp at the Culture Rapide, 103 rue Julien Lacrois, Paris , Ile-de-France 75020. Metro Belleville. 

I'll be sharing excerpts from my three novels: When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, Magdalena, and The Newspaper Widow. 





Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Afternoon with Filipino Authors Cecilia Brainard & Paulino Lim - May 26 @ 3 pm






Please mark your calendar! This is a great opportunity to learn about Filipino and Filipino American Literature.

Afternoon with Filipino Authors Cecilia Brainard & Paulino Lim, Sat. May 26, 2018, 3 p.m. Los Angeles Public Library, Meeting Rm. A, 630 W. 5th St., LA, CA 90071


Tags: Philippines, Philippines, literature, FilAm, books, writers

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tips



Hi, I have some Creative Writing Tips, one-minute videos, sharing nuggets of information that I have learned through years of writing and editing 20 books. You can view them in YouTube. Please click on the links below:

Creative Writing Tip No. 1 - Sensuous Writing -
https://youtu.be/N5WnVQLHLMg

Creative Writing Tip No. 2 - Make a Date with Your Muse
https://youtu.be/b2RcLDzbAbI

Creative Writing Tip No. 3 - Show Don't Tell
https://youtu.be/KAAmYUBdE6k

Creative Writing Tip No. 4 - Writer's Block
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7WGuqIJQJs

Creative Writing Tip No. 5 - Complex vs Flat Characters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pNCWjtYoO0

Creative Writing Tip No. 6 - Writing Space
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA8XI_9a_N8


Creative Writing Tip No. 7 - What Is Your Story?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6Q1G7DEVeA

Stay tuned for more!  Please save this link and visit again.

Cecilia Brainard

Tags: beginning writing, how to write, fundamentals of writing, creative writing, elements of creative writing, literature, personal essays, Muse, novel, books, workshop #creativewriting #writing

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Taking Charge of Fake News and Propaganda



Last February 2018, Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 American presidential election among other counts. Acting Atty. General Rod Rosenstein said, "The defendants allegedly conducted what they called information warfare against the United States, with the stated goal of spreading distrust towards the candidates and the political system in general."

Number 4 of the Indictment reads:

"Defendants, posing as U.S. persons and creating false U.S. personas, operated social media pages and groups designed to attract U.S. audiences. These groups and pages, which addressed divisive U.S. political and social issues, falsely claimed to be controlled by U.S. activists when, in fact, they were controlled by Defendants. Defendants also used the stolen identities of real U.S persons to post on ORGANIZATION-controlled social media accounts. Over time, these social media accounts became Defendants' means to reach significant numbers of Americans for purposes of interfering with the U.S. political system, including the presidential election of 2016."

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Short Story by Cecilia Brainard, Waiting for Papa's Return


Hi, I'm sharing my short story, "Waiting for Papa's Return", which is part of my first short story collection, Woman with Horns and Other Stories. This story also appeared in the anthology Home to Stay: Asian American Women's Fiction, edited by Sylvia Watanabe and Carol Bruchac, Greeenfield Review Press. It was also published in Making Waves: An Anthology of Writings by and about Asian American Women, edited by Asian Women United of California, Beacon Press.

Woman with Horns and Other Stories is easily available in its Kindle ebook form. ~ #CeciliaBrainard
~~~
WAITING FOR PAPA'S RETURN
by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
Copyright 2018 by Cecilia M. Brainard, all rights reserved.

When Reverend Mother Superior tells Remedios her father died, all she can think is how ugly the nun looks. Remedios stares at the mustache fringing the nun's upper lip; Reverend Mother Superior stares back with pale watery eyes.

“This morning, child. Heart attack,” the nun says.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 4 - Writer's Block


If you're suffering or have suffered writer's block, check out Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 4 on how to overcome Writer's Block:

https://youtu.be/_7WGuqIJQJs




I'm also sharing a schedule of my upcoming literary events, including one in Paris, France, as the featured reader at ParisLotUp Open Mic Reading, Culture Rapide, 103 rue Julien Lacroix, 75020 Paris.  Here's their link:

http://parislitup.com/event/plu-open-mic-featuring-cecilia-brainard/

Have a great weekend!

Tags: beginning writing, how to write, fundamentals of writing, creative writing, elements of creative writing, literature, personal essays, Muse, novel, books, workshop #creativewriting







Paris Open Mic Featuring Cecilia Brainard April 26






Invitation: ParisLitpUp Open Mic Featuring Cecilia Brainard
Culture Rapide
103 rue Julien Lacroix
Paris, Ile-de-France 75020, France

April 26 @ 8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

PLU Open Mic springs forward with a very special guest all the way from the good ol’ US of A: Cecilia Brainard! For everyone else, sign up starts sometime around 20h or whenever the host has had her first drink!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 3: SHOW DON'T TELL






Novelist Cecilia Brainard shares her Creative Writing Tip No. 3: SHOW DON'T TELL. Check it out in YouTube:

https://youtu.be/KAAmYUBdE6k

Cecilia's Advise ties in with her earlier writing tips on Sensuous Writing and Make a Date with Your Muse.  Check them out!

Stay tuned for more Creative Writing Tips from Cecilia Brainard!

Tags: beginning writing, how to write, fundamentals of writing, creative writing, elements of creative writing, literature, personal essays, Muse, novel, books, workshop #creativewriting

Read also:

  • Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 4: Writer's Block
  • Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 3: Show Don't Tell
  • Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 2: Make a Date with Your Muse
  • Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 1: Sensuous Writing
  • Creative Writing: Journal Writing and my Pink Lock and Key Diary
  • Creative Writing: Your Writing Work Space (In My Case, Where My Cats Hang Out)
  • Creative Writing: Two Important Rules
  • Creative Writing: Explosion and Drawing as Writing Exercises
  • How to Write a Novel #1
  • How to Write a Novel #2
  • Monday, April 2, 2018

    Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 2 - Make a Date with Your Muse



    Writer Cecilia Brainard shares information about creative writing in this video - "Make a Date with Your Muse" - Creative Writing Tip No. 2.


    https://youtu.be/b2RcLDzbAbI


    Stay tuned for more Creative Writing Tips from Cecilia Brainard!

    Tags: beginning writing, how to write, fundamentals of writing, creative writing, elements of creative writing, literature, personal essays, Muse, novel, books, workshop #creativewriting

    Read also:

  • Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 4: Writer's Block
  • Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 3: Show Don't Tell
  • Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 2: Make a Date with Your Muse
  • Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 1: Sensuous Writing
  • Creative Writing: Journal Writing and my Pink Lock and Key Diary
  • Creative Writing: Your Writing Work Space (In My Case, Where My Cats Hang Out)
  • Creative Writing: Two Important Rules
  • Creative Writing: Explosion and Drawing as Writing Exercises
  • How to Write a Novel #1
  • How to Write a Novel #2
  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018

    Book Review of Cecilia Brainard's The Newspaper Widow in Positively Filipino



         Positively Filipino Book Review 
         The Newspaper Widow
         Novel by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
         Reviewer: Lisa Suguitan Melnick

       
    The Newspaper Widow, by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, treats readers to meaningful insights into historical events and life in the Philippines in the early 1900s. A work of fiction, it is more than a masterfully crafted and multi-layered mystery.  

    Friday, March 23, 2018

    Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No.1 - Sensuous Writing #Video



    Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 1

    Write in a Sensuous Way

    Fiction Writer Cecilia Brainard shares nuggets of information about creative writing that she has acquired through the writing and editing of 20 books. 



    This one-minute video can also be viewed on YouTube:

    https://youtu.be/N5WnVQLHLMg


    Stay tuned for more Creative Writing Tips from Cecilia Brainard!

    Tags: beginning writing, how to write, fundamentals of writing, creative writing, elements of creative writing, literature, personal essays, Muse, novel, books, workshop #creativewriting

    Read also:


  • Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 4: Writer's Block
  • Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 3: Show Don't Tell
  • Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 2: Make a Date with Your Muse
  • Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 1: Sensuous Writing
  • Creative Writing: Journal Writing and my Pink Lock and Key Diary
  • Creative Writing: Your Writing Work Space (In My Case, Where My Cats Hang Out)
  • Creative Writing: Two Important Rules
  • Creative Writing: Explosion and Drawing as Writing Exercises
  • How to Write a Novel #1
  • How to Write a Novel #2
  • Thursday, March 22, 2018

    Afternoon with Filipino Authors Cecilia Brainard & Paulino Lim Jr, May 26, 2018, 3 p.m.




    This is an early announcement, but mark your calendars because this is a great opportunity to listen to comprehensive talks and readings by two veteran Filipino and Filipino American writers (Cecilia Brainard & Paulino Lim Jr) discuss their writings and their craft. Join us to learn more about Philippine and Philippine-American Literature!


    AFTERNOON WITH FILIPINO AUTHORS
    CECILIA BRAINARD & PAULINO LIM Jr.

    Sat. May 26, 2018, 3 p.m.
    Los Angeles Public Library, Meeting Room A
    630 W. 5th Street, LA, CA 90071

    Cecilia Brainard and Paulino Lim will talk about their experiences as Filipino authors in America. They will also read from their works, and there will be book signing. The International Languages Department of the Los Angeles Public Library hosts this free literary event.



    BIOS of Speakers:



    Cecilia Manguerra Brainard is the award-winning author and editor of twenty books, including the novels: When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, The Newspaper Widow, Magdalen; and short story collections: Vigan and Other Stories, Acapulco at Sunset and Other Stories, Woman With Horns and Other Stories.
    Cecilia co-edited six other books and she co-authored a novel, Angelica's Daughters, a Dugtungan Novel.
    Her work has been translated into Finnish and Turkish; and many of her stories and articles have been widely anthologized.
    Cecilia has received several awards including a California Arts Council Fellowship in Fiction, a Brody Arts Fund Award, the Outstanding Individual Award from her birth city, Cebu, Philippines, and others.
    She has lectured and performed in worldwide literary arts organizations and universities, including UCLA, USC, University of Connecticut, University of the Philippines, PEN, Beyond Baroque, Shakespeare & Company in Paris, and many others.
    Aside from writing and editing, Cecilia publishes fine literature under the imprint of Philippine American Literary House (Palhbooks.com).



    Paulino Lim Jr. is a professor emeritus of English at California of State University, Long Beach. He is a recipient of the 2016 Presidential Award for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas—for his fiction and scholarly essays that are constructive criticisms of the political, social, and religious problems in the Philippines. Also in 2016, his alma mater, the University of Santo Tomas, conferred upon him a lifetime achievement honor—the Parangal Hagbong Award—for significant contributions to Philippine literature. He is the author of a scholarly monograph on Byron, dramas, three anthologies, a quartet of political novels, and the novel Death of the English Zen Professor. His latest work is soon-to-be released by Ateneo de Naga University Press, Spots of Time: Memoir of a Mind.

    Cecilia Brainard Interview by Alton Melvar Dapanas in Southern Philippine Journal



    Here is an interview of me by Alton Melvar Dapanas. It appeared in the Payag Habagatan: New Writings from the South on March 22, 2018. Payag Habagatan is an inaugural literary journal for emerging voices in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction or essay, and drama in Cebuano, Chavacano, English, Hiligaynon, Meranao, Surigaonon, and Waray from Southern Philippines. Please visit their wonderful site: https://payaghabagatan.ph/southern-authors-no-13-cecilia-manguerra-brainard/

    Many thanks Alton!

    Southern Authors No. 13 — Cecilia Manguerra Brainard on the Woman-Novelist and the Filipino-American Literature

    Featured Authors by Alton Melvar Dapanas | 


    Monday, March 19, 2018

    Cecilia Brainard Literary Readings from her Novels on YouTube






    Cecilia Brainard did some readings from my three novels, which can be viewed on YouTube.  Here are the links:






    Cecilia Brainard Reads from When the Rainbow Goddess Wept - (Chapter, "Death of an Epic Singer")

    https://youtu.be/xyfgFgfnIsQ


    Cecilia Brainard Reads from her novel, Magdalena - (Chapter "Magdalena's Monologue")

    https://youtu.be/KJXSF0qEv0M



    Cecilia Brainard Reads from The Newspaper Widow:

    https://youtu.be/Ha9LC-fahlw


    Tags: Philippines, literature, novels, Cebu, author, book, Filipina, Pinoy, writer, #goodreads #librarygirl #librarians #video

    Read also
    When the Rainbow Goddess Wept - Book Reviews and Papers
    Book Review of Magdalena by Philippine Graphic 
    Book Review of The Newspaper Widow by Foreword Reviews


    Sunday, March 18, 2018

    Pinay Gathering 2018 at Philippine Expressions Bookshop #Literature


    L-r: Linda Nietes, Tessie Jayme, Angela Narcisso Torres, Prosy Delacruz, Irene Suico-Soriano, Marianne Villanueva, and Cecilia Brainard

    The 2018 Pinay Gathering at Philippine Expressions Bookshop featured Filipina writers and poets (in no particular order): Prosy Delacruz, Marianne Villanueva, Irene Suico-Soriano, Angela Narcisso-Torres, Tessie Jayme, and Cecilia Brainard.

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    Voice from the Past - Filipino Author Bienvenido N. Santos



    I was happy to stumble upon this handwritten note from Filipino writer Bienvenido N. Santos to me dated May 22, 1988. Ben Santos was very supportive of my literary efforts. He was the one who introduced me to Gloria Rodriquez, publishing manager of New Day at the time, and Tita Glo published my first book, Woman With Horns and Other Stories.


    Ben's note says: 

    May 22, 1988, 
    Dear Cecilia, Thank you for your autographed copy of your book. Now I can read the complete collection.
    As a regular commuter between the RP and the U.S. every six months each year since 1981, promoting my books and teaching, I know what you mean when you say "I am tired." Consider, too, that I'm a 77-year old man.

    But I keep busy, which to me is a way of survival. Manila is an exciting town to visit. I was born there, but the place has changed, the people, too.

    I missed you at the poetry reading in which I participated in L.A. April 9. I asked Linda where you were and she told me. Sorry, our paths didn't cross.

    I'm leaving at the end of the month for the Wash/DC area to speak and to receive my work in progress. Wish me well as I do you. Thank you again. 
    Regards to Lauren. 
    Ben Santos.

    From Wikipedia, here is a short bio of Ben: Bienvenido N. Santos (March 22, 1911 – January 7, 1996) was a Filipino-American fiction, poetry and nonfiction writer. He was born and raised in Tondo, Manila. His family roots are originally from Lubao, Pampanga, Philippines. He lived in the United States for many years where he is widely credited as a pioneering Asian-American writer.

    l-r: Linda Nietes, P.C. Morantte, Cecilia Brainard, Bienvenido N. Santos

     #Philippine #literature #pinoylit #FilAm #novel #writer #Filipino #author #goodreads #librarians'

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    Tuesday, March 13, 2018

    Fiction Short Story "Friday Evening at the Seashore" by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard



    I'm sharing a story that's part of my first short story collection, Woman With Horns and Other Stories.  The collection is available in Kindle form  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004EPYZ4Y ~ Cecilia Manguerra Brainard



    FRIDAY EVENING AT THE SEASHORE
     by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
                Padre Zobel locked the rectory and, leaving the center of town, headed toward the seashore. He was a young Spaniard from the coastal village of Mojacar and he felt a special bond with the sea. It made his soul echo; it was home.

    Monday, March 12, 2018

    The Narrative Voice by Cecilia Brainard at Cebu Normal University, January 26, 2018





    I gave this talk last January 26, 2018 at the Cebu Normal University. ~ Cecilia Manguerra Brainard 

    ~~

    The Narrative Voice:
    Talk Given at the Seminar-Workshop, Cebu Normal University, January 26, 2018
    By Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
    PART I: VOICE
    WORKSHOP DAYS
    “Voice” was one of the elements of creative writing that I had to understand before I could make serious headway with my writing.  I was confronted with the issue of “voice” when I was a writing student at the Writers’ Program of UCLA Extension. I had taken Fiction Writing I, and got an A for that class, after which I signed up for Fiction Writing II. 

    Sunday, March 11, 2018

    What to Do with Fake Facebook Accounts #social media #hackers



    What to Do with Fake Facebook Accounts

    Recently I've had to deal with fake Facebook Accounts in my name.  The experience of seeing someone else using your identity is disconcerting, but this has happened to me before and I knew what to do.

    Before getting into how to remove the fake account, let me tell you how to find these fake Facebook Accounts. It's very simple: search your own name in Facebook.  There you will find the impersonators (if there are any). Sometimes the account will not have a profile picture; sometimes, the account will have your picture; sometimes, the account will have your name but some other picture.

    What you need to do is go to the fake account - click on the name, and you will be brought to the profile page.  On the big picture above, on the righthand side, you will see: "Following, Message, then three dots. Click on the three dots. You will find a menu, choose "Report." Next, click "Report this profile."  Continue. You will be asked "What's going on?" Click  "They're pretending to be me or someone I know." Continue. Choose "me."

    Right away, you will receive notice that the account is being reviewed.  Later on, you will receive a message that the account has been removed.

    As a precaution, I warn my FB friends about the fake account with the screen shot of the fake account. I advise them to check for any fake accounts with their names and teach them what to do if they should discover impersonators.

    It's important for all of us to be vigilant and do our part to remove fake Facebook Accounts. Hackers, even possibly Russians using social media for propaganda, may be responsible for these fake accounts. For further information, please read the articles below, and note that fake accounts seem to be used for political purposes.

    Read also
    Facebook admits up to 270m users are fake and duplicate accounts
    Fake Russian Facebook Accounts Bought $100,000 in Political Ads
    Facebook says it took down "tens of thousands of fake accounts before German Election

    Tags: social media, #facebook #fakeaccounts #hackers #Russian


    #Filipina Women Authors and Writing by Prosy Abarquez Delacruz, J.D.





    Prosy Delacruz, one of the women writers featured in the forthcoming Pinay Gathering at Philippine Expressions Bookshop, wrote the following piece, which was published in Asian Journal.  The Pinay Gathering will be on Saturday, March 17, 2018, 3-6 p.m. at 479 W. Sixth Street, Suite 105, San Pedro, CA 90731, RSVP 1-310-514-9139
    ~~~

    Women authors: Writing is the intersectional expression of their multidimensional stories
    By Prosy Abarquez Delacruz, J.D.
    Published: March 10, 2018