About The Author

Monica Anne Batac

Monica Anne Batac (she/they/siya) is a teacher, community organizer, and Ph.D. Candidate at the School of Social Work at McGill University. Monica identifies as a second-generation Filipina/x in the Canadian diaspora, born and raised in Tkaronto (Toronto). She is currently residing between Whitehorse, Yukon; Montreal, Quebec; and Winnipeg, Manitoba. Monica’s writings include Growing Up Pinay, published in 2020 as part of the Home is in the Body anthology by ANAK Publishing, and “’Failing’ and Finding a Filipina Diasporic Scholarly ‘Home’: A De/Colonizing Autoethnography,” published in 2021/22 in the academic journal, Qualitative Inquiry.

Books by Monica Anne Batac