Hi! My name is Perla and I don't go around saying I'm Fiipina, but because I love being a Filipina, I created the Fabulous Filipina cyber campaign in 2004 here at www.fabulousfilipinas.net.
This is the newly designed Fabulous Filipinas site!
What is the purpose of this web site?
The Fabulous Filipina site will strive to showcase the best of who filipinas are on the Internet. This web site has been created in order to bring about a bigger, multi-dimensional picture of who Filipinas are by bringing together a network and listing of quality web sites and web pages that Filipinas have created on the Internet. Whether you are a Filipina web publisher who has made sites for companies or organizations or whether you have created web pages for personal expression or social interaction we want you to be part of this webring. Your site does not have to be about the Philippines or being Filipina/o---as long as you are Filipina then whatever your interests, stories and work are about should be shared because a diverse identity is what we are building.
There is a need to interlink with as many other Filipina sites and also to use the devices of the Internet such as search engines to achieve online a higher quality and more complete picture of who Filipinas are.
*Why is there even a need to do such a thing?
Since 1995 to today there is a narrow representation of Filipinas on the Internet.
What is the Filipina cybermyth? It's the myth that Filipinas are available online to purchase and then serve male fantasies and desires and also that Filipinas can only thrive and uplift themselves by catering to such male whims. When doing a search on “Filipina” at search engines, mostly mail-order-bride sites and porn sites come up. Another example too is exhibited right here on these pages by the advertising spaces---look at the google ads, i've been using filters to keep out the smutty sites, but at the same time I still can't filter out all the dating sites! But the mail-order-brides and other women looking for matches via correspondence compose only a small percentage of what Filipinas really do with their lives. We are loving mothers and daughters too! We are diligent and persevering and we work in every sector and field. We are leaders and we contribute to society and to our families and communities! How bad does this myth affect Filipinas? There are many stories that tell of this myth, the stories in my pinay.com page Oops is just one of them.
If you are a Filipino who is not content with this kind of representation of who Filipinas are, who you are, be pro-active and join us---add fabulous filipina banners to your site, place Filipina in your keywords and metatags, and link to other Filipina sites like us (see how here).
This web site would like to provide some tools to help widen and do justice to Filipinas’ online identity and to bust a skewed representation of Filipins. The large numbers of porn and mail order bride sites are unfortunately creating a skewed image of Filipinas online and thus a cyberspace myth has been created. It's profitable stereotyping stereotyping though --- numerous commericial online services are making money on services with Filipina mail-order-brides, sex-tours, and porn.
When i was growing up and as a young adult, i had the closed-hearted, small notion that the world was only big enough for a few, special people, fabulous people. It took growing up, really growing up and opening up my heart and mind, to realize that God made the Earth and the Universe so expansive that it could hold many, many fabulous people. People who may at first seem ordinary… but aren’t. OR people who may have even taken different paths and lived their lives in a unconventional ways… and are brave enough to be fabulous in their own ways. They all have something in common——they are those who are trying to shine their light or ARE bright stars shining in this world and Creation.
To be able to submit your sites to be listed as a Fabulous Filipina site, you can join Pinay.com and then through your dashboard to submit sites (all submissions subject to approval). Click on this link to join: http://beta.pinay.com/accounts/register/
This site is powered by the publishers of Pinay.com.