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ABOUT GAYLE ROMASANTA

As a writer and editor, Gayle’s work has been published in newspapers, magazines, books, online, and featured on radio and television programs on KQED, KPFA, ABS-CBN, WB, NBC and Telemundo news affiliates. Her first children’s book, “Beautiful Eyes” is part of San Francisco Unified School District’s bilingual curriculum (Meritage Press 2012, Bridge and Delta Publishing 2018). She also co-wrote the first book about United Farm Worker co-founder Larry Itliong, “Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong,” with the late and great Dr. Dawn Mabalon. The book is taught nationwide in universities and public schools. She most recently wrote an article in the Smithsonian Magazine and the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Magazine about the creation of Journey for Justice and its importance.

As an artist, she is the former artistic director of Bindlestiff Studio, the only theater space in the U.S. devoted to Filipino American storytelling. She also co-composed one of the first Google Philippines commercials and has performed at the Houston Asian American Music Festival, San Francisco Asian American Jazz Festival, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Currently, she is the founder and owner of Bridge and Delta Publishing, producing the first-ever series of its kind: eight books on Filipino American history for 4th-9th grade students, their teachers and families.