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Nicola Sebastian

Nicola Sebastian is a Filipino writer and surfer. She graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, where she was the managing editor of the Columbia Journal and taught fiction writing to undergraduates. She lives in La Union, Philippines, where she cofounded Emerging Islands, a coastal-based arts-for-ecology residency and organization. 


The Malaya Lolas

Winter 2021 | Photography

In the wake of postwar trauma, and absent any formal restitution, a group of Filipina women have forged their own path toward healing.