A girl labelled comfort / wartime ammunition / recalled her father who built / her home on / a graveyard
“Giving women voice” does not necessarily mean they will be heard or believed. From feminist refusal in Chang-Rae Lee’s A Gesture Life to the quiet resistance of comfort women statues.
She is girl. She is gravel. She is grabbed. She is grabbed like handfuls of gravel.
M. Evelina Galang tells the story of sixteen surviving Filipino comfort women in her new book, Lola’s House.