Lunas Collective Celebrates 3 Years: Creating Communities of Care and Promoting the Pleasure and Self Expression

Lunas Collective celebrated three years with a series of inspiring care sessions from February to March, emphasizing self-expression, connection, and community building.

February 18: Creative Movement Workshop with Kathrin Knöpfle (Care Session)

We began our celebrations on February 18th with a Creative Movement Workshop. Supported by INROADS, the workshop was facilitated by Filipina-German artist, Kathrin Knöpfle, a Filipina-German. Participants engaged in discussions on gender dynamics, mental health, and sexual health, creating a safe space for self care and connection.

February 26: Art Party with kayecanvas (Care Session)

On February 26th, we hosted an Art Party, guided by peer kayecanvas, where vollies expressed themselves on blank canvases. This event fostered creative self-expression and community.

March 1: Purple Bazaar and Art Exhibit at the Commission on Human Rights

We joined women-led organizations at the Commission on Human Rights’ Purple Bazaar, marking the start of Women’s Month. The event featured ‘#PleasureIsPower’ shirts and Lunas Collective-themed stickers, promoting care, pleasure and community.

March 11: Hike at Mt 387 in Nueva Ecija (Care Session)

Just a little after International Women’s Day (IWD on March 8), our vollies connected with nature by hiking at Mt 387. They supported the local farming community and KaPuncan, the land’s protectors, fostering a sense of responsibility and community.

March 16 to 18: DANZ DISH 15: TAYMPERS with La Salle Dance Company (LSDC) Street
Lunas Collective was a beneficiary of DANZ DISH 15: TAYMPERS by LSDC-Street, which celebrated Filipino roots through dance. Lyka Lucena (Director of Services) and Ria Landingin (Director of Communications) represented Lunas Collective, showcasing the power of collaboration and advocacy.

Our third anniversary was on March 29, 2023, and it was truly made meaningful by these events and with growth of our work! We have engaged over 2,000 storytellers, onboarded 200+ vollies, and all in 3 years of operations.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your trust and support! We extend our gratitude to all participants, collaborators, and supporters for making our anniversary and Women’s Month celebrations a success.