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Theresa Abalo, flutist, writer, & teaching artist. Screenshot of blog.

Created to share my journey as a musician, this blog has grown into a platform to feature my fellow artists & explore diverse topics.

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Accessible to my subscribers on Patreon, this series dives into the journey behind my poetry on race, cultural identity, & womanhood. 

"Poems in Practice Rooms" dives into my struggles as a classical flutist in college.

Theresa Abalos, flute, performs original spoken word poem on Fil-Am identity and diaspora

I performed a spoken word poem on stereotypes about Filipino women, beauty, losing my hair at 17, & cultural identity.

Theresa Abalos, flute, with writer Myla Granadino in collaboration with project-LOGUE

As part of a community-based showcase, I translated a poem by Myla Granadino, a Filipina immigrant, from Tagalog to English.

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"MAGSALIN" is an original collection of creative writing & a short film on my experiences of race, identity, & belonging as a woman of color.

 
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For my Global Studies capstone, I researched how dance & theatre artists embody social memory of violence through performance.

Theresa Abalos, flute, learns coplas from musicians from Salta, Argentina

This research project explores the voices, impact, & artistry of folk & indigenous musicians in Argentina.