Marrian "Ayrie" Ching
Writer in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Philippines
A Renaissance Filipina who now lives a life of quiet in Cotabato City, the regional center of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. She has made it her personal mission to remind people that the Philippines is more than the sum of its capital city and to challenge preconceived notions of Mindanao. Has temporarily traded books of poetry for books on the Bangsamoro and human rights and international humanitarian law. Thinks she was a turtle in her past life. Needs tea and cookies to live.