Anting-anting: some personal talismans

'Anting-anting' ('agimat' in Tagalog) is the Ilokano word for amulets or charms. They can be made of any type of material; sometimes they are printed spells or magical words. They are worn, sewn into the skin or clothes, tattooed, or otherwise carried. Angela Natividad describes some of her personal anting-anting collection.

‘The Call’

You don’t have to choose to leave the place you were born – sometimes you are pushed. And sometimes you are claimed. Angela Natividad, who grew up in California, meditates on how Paris claimed her.