A SPACE THAT CREATES by Karen Mae San Andres
"For sale: Ipod nano 4 gig for 6k."
"Poodle Pups for 8k"
"Wayfarers for 250 pesos"
Text me at 09171234567
These advertisements are commonly found in a board adjacent to the Miriam College clinic
and beside the door fronting the cafeteria. "Freedom Board" as what students, alumnas,
and professors refer to it. It is a space where in anyone could bring up their sentiments
about a certain political topic to advertisements, rants and raves about a certain product,
situation or a global phenomenon, name it, the freedom board contains it. At a certain point
of view, this board could be one obvious evidence that miriam students are assertive and
liberated in expressing themselves. Topics about PGMA resigning or ERAP breaking loose
with the governments power, news that only your oh-so-serious-bussiness-looking-people
over a coffee shop discusses, MC students DO TALK ABOUT IT TOO. The freedom board
opens a new gate of responsiveness and enthusiasm that makes people glance back,
even if they are in a hurry. It communicates the timid side of a geek, unspoken proses
of the shy and the seriousness of a kikay. It allows its readers and "freedom writers" to
contemplate, laugh, and discover new boundaries they could drool their eyes over or put
their hands onto.