A Commentary by Sophia Agtarap
We live in an increasingly polarized nation. As the current administration settles in, I find myself, a 37-year-old Filipina and lifelong United Methodist, navigating a different religious and political space. It’s a space that has long existed, but is being unveiled in different ways — perhaps in spaces that were once hidden and in hushed conversations.
We are living in a time where social media dominates our interactions and relationships. Although there have been countless think pieces devoted to slamming social media for hindering our ability to connect with one another, I would argue these mediums have actually increased our ability to communicate and have helped develop spaces where education, engagement and movements for change have flourished.