Ruby Veridiano-Ching's Miss Universe

October 20, 2008

Ruby's also the only woman in the spoken word group iLL-Literacy, which has four members.

I have to give it up for women of color who do their thing in a male-dominated world. And it takes a lot of bravery to pour your heart out onto the page (or stage). Reading her book gives you a peek into her soul, and you really feel what she's going through at the time that she wrote the pieces. 

She's releasing Miss Universe this Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Milk Bar in San Francisco, where you can catch the entire iLL-Literacy Crew perform along with a live band.  

Also check out Ruby's blog here for updates.


Momo Chang

Senior Contributing Editor

Momo Chang is the Content Manager at the Center for Asian American Media, and freelances for magazines, online publications, and weeklies. Her writings focus on Asian American communities, communities of color, and youth culture. She is a former staff writer at the Oakland Tribune. Her stories range from uncovering working conditions in nail salons, to stories about “invisible minorities” like Tongan youth and Iu Mien farmers. She has freelances The New York Times, WIRED, and East Bay Express, among other publications.