Patricia Justine Tumang
Born and raised in California, Patricia (Patty) Justine Tumang left the West Coast in 1998 for New York City, where she received a B.A. in Cultural Studies with a path in Race, Ethnicity and Post-colonialism from Eugene Lang College in 2001. Her commitment to social justice and antiracist feminism from a Queer Filipina-American perspective permeates her life, writing and activism. Her work is featured in the anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism (Seal Press, 2002). Most recently she was on the Planning Committee for the 2004 Queer Asian Pacific Legacy Conference, the first regional conference in the Northeast to network, organize, agitate, educate, and build capacity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Asian Pacific Americans. She is the Program Associate at the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice in New York City.