Creative Disciplines and Mediums
- Creative Writing: Poetry, Prose, Short Story, Realistic Fiction
- Nonfiction: Think Piece Articles, Book/Movie reviews, Essay / Manuscript editing services
- Marketing: Copywriting, Copy editing
- Community: Workshop brainstorming, Interactive elements, Public speaking
Jenah Maravilla, spent her adolescence and young adulthood in and around Houston, Texas. Her father opened TJ Filipino Cuisine in 2006, coincidentally opening her eyes to the largely unknown world of Filipinx Americans that reside in the area.
Joining Texas A&M’s Philippine Student Association (PhilSA) during 2010 to 2012, Maravilla realized her identity as both a Filipinx and American helped shape her worldview.
A 2017 graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Maravilla carried her earlier college experience with her. Amidst the chaos of nursing school, she joined the local Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS – HTX) and became part of the founding team for Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UniPro) Texas chapter in 2016 as Secretary General.
Realizing a need for Filipinxs in leadership positions, Maravilla has participated in the hosting and facilitation of various workshops, conferences, and events; from city-wide to nationwide, which revolve around the duality of the Filipinx American identity.
As a Filipinx American, moving in a politicized body through different spaces means more than just becoming “Successful”.
Maravilla’s work centers around the ideas of honoring those that came before, empowering those present, and shifting the conversation to radical vulnerability.
What this looks like in practice is her intentional use of succinct statements that do not sacrifice breadth of emotion. Respecting the complexities of her audience while remaining understandable to those who do not find themselves face to face with literature often, Maravilla hopes that her work does not alienate, but rather, peel back the curtain of everyone’s shared humanity (Kapwa, in Tagalog).