Christine Pasalo Norland (she/her) is a storyteller from California. She was born in the Bay on unceded Ohlone lands, raised in Los Angeles on unceded Tongva lands, and adults in San Diego on unceded Kumeyaay lands. A daughter of immigrants, her roots extend to the Ilocos region of the so-called Philippines, by way of the Province of Pangasinan.
Christine's work prioritizes people whose identities and experiences aren't typically given space or treated with dimension.
As a contributor to Popverse by ReedPop and San Diego Magazine, she profiles artists, creatives, writers, and entrepreneurs from historically marginalized communities.
Before founding Hello Barkada, she coordinated volunteers as well as produced events, programs, and social media and website content for Comic-Con International and the Comic-Con Museum.
Christine's current and past clients include Townspeople, Pacific Arts Movement, WinC Magazine, and The Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County, and she volunteers with United AAPI Artists. She has moderated and appeared on panels for Women in Comics Collective International (of which she is also a member), and at Virtuous Con: Black History Month 2022, Comic-Con International, and DiverseToons' 2nd Annual Diversity Summit.
Visit Christine's Muck Rack profile for writing samples from Popverse and San Diego Magazine, and her LinkedIn profile to learn more about her professional experience.
Hello Barkada is her first independent venture.