Yllang is a feminist and independent artist from the Philippines and was a migrant worker in Japan for many years. As a self-taught artist, she founded Empowerment Through Art in 2017, a collective that raises funds for grassroots organizations and aspiring artists from low-income families.
Exclusion, discrimination and inequalities hugely impacted her life experiences and struggles as a daughter of a migrant worker, a minor migrant entertainer and a mother of a Filipino-Japanese child. However, Yllang never gave up her passion for art and made herself a thriving artist, who uses her art as a tool of advocacy and empowerment not only for herself but also for her comrades, people experiencing similar life experiences and struggles.
Yllang, who has been an integral part of the birth of BEBESEA, joins I’Migrant Podcast to tell her stories. Have you ever wondered who is the artist of the powerful paintings often appear in BEBESEA’s platforms? Listen to this episode and meet the artist.
This episode is sponsored by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation.