Hello Barkada is an arts & cultural organization that values we on the margins.

Hello Barkada serves historically marginalized communities through digital and traditional media and programming, such as online and print media and virtual and in-person events. We champion, advocate, and provide a platform for people and women of color, LGBTQIA2S+ folx, disabled peoples, and intersectional voices thanks in part to a growing community of Barkada Backers that contribute to our ongoing crowdfund.

Founded in July 2021 and launched in September 2021 by Filipina American storyteller and award-recognized coordinator Christine Pasalo Norland, Hello Barkada is based in San Diego on the unceded territory of the Kumeyaay.


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Become a Barkada Backer and join a community of like-minded readers who support independent storytelling for, about, and by us who are and have historically been marginalized. Contributions of $4 are appreciated, as is any amount—large or small—given on a one-time or monthly basis. Proceeds help fund our guest writing series, our comics series, fees associated with hosting our website and programs, and fees associated with our participation in community events. A percentage of proceeds will also be donated to nonprofit organizations supporting the recovery and advancement of BIPOC communities around the world. Contributions are not tax deductible. 

Thumbnails of social media content created by Christine Pasalo Norland for United AAPI Artists, Comic-Con International, Women In Comics Collective International, Comic-Con Museum, Townspeople, and Hello Barkada.


Christine can produce website and social media content, manage existing websites and social media accounts, produce and send emails in newsletter platforms, coordinate and promote virtual programs and events, and provide event coordination support for in-person events. Christine also offers editing and proofreading services to artists and writers applying for grants, as well as consulting services for organizers interested in pitching panels to large-scale convention events Hello Barkada has participated in. A portion of income earned from these services helps fund freelance opportunities for artists and writers to contribute to Hello Barkada, and goes towards Hello Barkada's annual overhead costs

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Reopening soon! A percentage of proceeds earned from purchases of Hello Barkada products is contributed to nonprofit organizations supporting the recovery and advancement of BIPOC communities around the world, and the remainder funds the Hello Barkada Comics Series and Guest Writer Series.

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Your email is safe with us! As a newsletter subscriber, you'll get updates and news before they're announced on our social media channels. You also get free, exclusive access to select Hello Barkada content, including video playbacks of Hello Barkada panels hosted at WonderCon 2023 and San Diego Comic-Con 2023 and our library of phone wallpapers.

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Amplify the stories and artists we feature by resharing, saving, and bookmarking our posts in Instagram, Bluesky, Facebook, TikTok, and LinkedIn. It helps a lot.



This is the Privacy Policy for Hello Barkada, published September 1, 2021.

Hello Barkada is committed to preserving the privacy of its readers and users. This policy outlines the collection, use, and storage of users’ personal information that is submitted at any point on the Hello Barkada website (the “Site”).


By accessing the Site, you consent to the use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. Except as set forth in this policy, your personal Information will not be used for any other purpose without your consent. We will not sell customer lists or otherwise provide your personal information to third parties for third party marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to receive marketing emails from us, you can click on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of our marketing emails.


To subscribe to the Hello Barkada email newsletter, the registration system requires a valid email address–used to confirm the account and to contact you with information as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy. If you become a Hello Barkada Ko-Fi Supporter, Ko-Fi.com will collect your name and credit card information for processing via Stripe.com. Accounts may be backed up regularly by those platforms. Separately, when any Hello Barkada administrators are emailed, the addresses and correspondence are retained. This information may be saved to respond to issues and inquiries of all types.


For collecting and processing payments for being a Hello Barkada Ko-Fi patron/supporter, we utilize Service Providers (defined below). Our Service Providers will collect personal information needed to process those payments. Hello Barkada does not store any user credit card information on our own servers.


Certain non-personally identifiable information is collected automatically when using the Site. Hello Barkada anonymizes this information and does not connect it to your identity. This data helps us understand broad trends in how people are reading and utilizing our content, in order to better serve our readers. We collect information regarding the actions you take on the Site. For example, each time you use the Site, we automatically collect the type of Web browser you use, your operating system, your Internet Service Provider, your IP address, the pages you view, and the time and duration of your visits to the Site. We use this information to help us understand how people use the Site, and to enhance the services we offer. We use Google Analytics to collect and analyze this information and other non-identifying information. For more information about Google Analytics, please visit www.google.com/ policies/privacy/partners/.


If you submit your email address to be added to our list, we will not share it with anyone outside of Hello Barkada LLC, except as provided in this Privacy Policy. We use email addresses only to send occasional updates on our latest stories and other news about Hello Barkada and its stories that we think our readers might be interested in.


Aggregated reading and demographic information about our audience may be shared with third parties, including browser information and traffic statistics. This data is not tied to any individual readers’ accounts or personally identifiable information. From time to time, we may establish a business relationship with other businesses whom we believe trustworthy and who have confirmed that their privacy practices are consistent with ours (“Service Providers”). For example, we may contract with Service Providers to provide certain services, such as hosting and maintenance and data storage and management. We only provide our Service Providers with the information necessary for them to perform these services on our behalf. Each Service Provider must agree to use reasonable security procedures and practices, appropriate to the nature of the information involved, in order to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Service Providers are prohibited from using personal information other than as specified by Hello Barkada. Hello Barkada cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose personal information and any other information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties if, in our discretion, we believe it is necessary or appropriate in order to respond to legal requests (including court orders and subpoenas), to protect the safety, property, or rights of Hello Barkada or of any third party, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law. We may share personal and other information with businesses controlling, controlled by, or under common control with Hello Barkada. If Hello Barkada is merged, acquired, or sold, or in the event of a transfer of some or all of our assets, we may disclose or transfer personal and other information in connection with such transaction. You will have the opportunity to opt out of any such transfer if, in our discretion, the new entity plans to handle your information in a way that differs materially from this Privacy Policy.


Hello Barkada uses cookies on the Site. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file.

Certain sections of our email newsletters contain small electronic files known as web beacons that permit us, for example, to count users who have visited, opened an email, and for other related website statistics. If you have any questions about the use of this tracking technology, please email privacy@mailchimp.com.


Hello Barkada uses the services of such third parties as Ko-Fi, Stripe, and MailChimp. We do not sell information to these third parties. We do not allow these or any third-party companies to serve ads on the Site. For information about how these third parties use data you've provided to them, please visit:


We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of information transmitted to us. However, no data transmission over the Internet or other network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect information transmitted on or through the Site, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit on or through the Site, and you do so at your own risk.


The Site may contain links to other websites. A link to a third party’s website does not mean that we endorse it or that we are affiliated with it. We do not exercise control over third-party websites. You access such third-party websites or content at your own risk. You should always read the privacy policy of a third-party website before providing any information to the website.


The Site is intended for users who are 18 years old or older. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete such information from our records.


Because of our use of third party services for processing funds, please be aware that your personal information and communications may be transferred to and maintained on servers or databases located outside your state, province, or country. Please review the privacy policies of Ko-Fi and Stripe for more information. 


We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, we will inform you by posting the revised Privacy Policy on the Site. Those changes will go into effect on the date shown in the revised Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the Site, you consent to the revised Privacy Policy.


If you have any questions or issues around any of these matters, email us: contact@hellobarkada.org.