I’m a brown-skinned, big-haired, she/her first-gen child of Filipino immigrants. And I'm yelling about money. I couldn’t be weirder in this very white, very male world of money “gurus” (an appropriated term in itself, but okay). My impact is simple, but profound: When brown folks see me in this space, they can finally see themselves in the world of financial freedom, too.
I bring two things so sorely missing from the world of personal finance: Humor and transparency. My bank account screenshots are unedited. My money memes are non-negotiable.
Those who seek to oppress women and people of color speak one language, and one language only: Money. When we teach young people that our dollar is not just a tool, but a weapon with which to vote, organize and resist, we level ourselves with those who have been in power for far too long.