August 30, 2022By Christine Pasalo Norland

Collectively: An Annual Celebration

Hello Barkada was proud to present the first annual Collectively, a month-long event made up of a series of programs and publications hosted throughout September, Hello Barkada's anniversary month.

A celebration of the impact of artists, creators, and writers who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, nonbinary, disabled, or intersectional, Collectively kicked off on Thursday, September 1, 2022 with an essay about the first year of Hello Barkada, and continued through Friday, September 30, 2022 with a slate of new articles, social media content, resources, and programs including:

  • Editing Ourselves In, a Wiki-thon and grassroots art action aimed at boosting the profiles and searchability of artists, storytellers, and arts organizations through Wikipedia.

  • Tabling at the 2022 San Diego Zine Fest, our first zine fest!

  • A new edition of Hello Barkada's livestream program Allowed.

  • An article about the impact of The Linda Lindas' debut LP album, Growing Up.

  • A profile of Black Josei Press founder and Wash Day Diaries co-creator Jamila Rowser.

  • New PDF activities free to download from Hello Barkada's Community page.

See below for a list of the programs, stories, and resources presented during Collectively. Please also follow @HelloBarkada and the hashtags #HelloBarkada #CollectivelyHB on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter for additional content.


Collectively Events. Thank you to everyone who joined Hello Barkada at these events!

  • September 9, 2022, 10:00AM–12:00PM PT. Editing Ourselves In: A Wiki-Thon.

  • September 18, 2022, 12:00–6:00PM PT. Hello Barkada tabled at the 2022 San Diego Zine Fest to raise funds to commission another cartoonist for Hello Barkada Comics 2023, with 20% of profits matched and donated to the Malki Museum. This outdoor, in-person, and masked event was hosted at Bread & Salt, 1955 Julian Ave, San Diego, CA 92113.

  • September 27, 2022, 1:00PM PT. Allowed with special guest Karen Alleluia.

Collectively Publications. Thanks for reading and sharing!



Hello Barkada is made possible in part by our Barkada Backers, people who have generously contributed between $4 and $120 to our ongoing crowdfund. Their support has helped cover operational costs associated to maintaining this platform, such as website hosting, and has funded the 2022 Guest Writer series, the first video in the Hello Barkada Dance Arts series, and the first installment of the 2023 Hello Barkada Comics series.

Help us continue to plan for 2023 by contributing what you can on a one-time or monthly basis—

  • Everyone who contributes is named alongside past and current Barkada Backers on our Acknowledgements page.

  • Those who sign up to back Hello Barkada for $5/month* or to contribute $60 at one time will receive a copy of Isang Mahal and a 12-month subscription** to "IRL" a new monthly webcomic series by Christine Pasalo Norland that will launch in November 2022 to monthly Barkada Backers and in January 2023 to the public.

Please consider becoming a Barkada Backer today!

Left image: Photograph of the black and white zine Isang Mahal, held in front of a leafy green shrub. Right image: Rough pencilled comic panels of "In Real Life," a monthly webcomic by Christine Pasalo Norland.


*Existing monthly Barkada Backers will automatically receive this incentive.

**October 2022 to September 2023


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