Wina Puangco-Mutuc

Wina Puangco-Mutuc is is a writer, educator, and training & development professional. Her work has appeared in Driftwood Press, Plural Online Prose Journal, TAYO Literary Magazine, Stache Magazine, and the Southern Pacific Review. She was a finalist for the 2015 Sozopol Fiction Fellowship and the recipient of the 2019 Poetry in English Mini Grant from the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center. In 2020, she was a fellow for the University of Sto. Tomas National Writers’ Workshop. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from De La Salle University Manila. Her masteral thesis, Functions:Poems, won the Outstanding Thesis Award and is forthcoming from Grana Books in 2024.

Why = f(x): A Retired Tumblr Girl’s Inquiry into Suffering, Stardom and Female Labor

Suffering as a Function of Stardom In Patrick Flores’s The Star Also Suffers: Screening Nora Aunor (2001), he describes confessional performance as being a simultaneous unburdening of the self and burdening of others with one’s pain, a transaction wherein ‘pain …

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