A friend of my boyfriend commissioned me to make a yellow guitar bag for his girlfriend.
Yellow, in my country is synonymous to Cory Aquino, our 11th President. She was just a “plain housewive” who was brave enough to become the face and the voice of the people who wanted to fight the autocratic government of the Marcoses. She was an icon of democracy, peace, and women empowerment.
She passed away yesterday dawn. My country’s sun just got a little dimmer.