Color photo of a mini zine on a bamboo placement, held down by a brown index finger. Cover of the zine reads, "I will stay Picturing Palestine" and features a illustrated watermelon slice.

By Christine Pasalo Norland 

January 10, 2024

How learning to see the entrenched practices of empire within the popular arts is shifting my perspective on what it means to be a conscientious TV viewer and filmgoer.

Color photo of a sunset behind a silhouette of pines, across a trimmed grass field, and seen through tall grasses.

By Christine Pasalo Norland 

September 5, 2023

Pushing away the toxic dialogue of internalized criticisms to acknowledge how Hello Barkada stayed true to its mission through its second year.

By Christine Pasalo Norland 

September 16, 2022

How Growing Up, the debut LP by The Linda Lindas, is poised to resonate with fans of all ages.

By Christine Pasalo Norland 

September 1, 2022

A reflection on the first year of Hello Barkada, in words and Spotify playlist. Thank you to everyone who has visited since September 2021!

Front cover of Trinidad Escobar's "Arrive In My Hands" Queer Erotic Comics. Featuring an illustration of oceanside cliff formations that look like two women laying on their left sides in an embrace.

By Christine Pasalo Norland 

February 25, 2022

Published by Black Josei Press, Trinidad Escobar's Arrive In My Hands is a collection of Queer erotic comics, poem-comics, and illustrations that surges off the page like desire released from dormancy.


A light-skinned Black woman with type 3C hair walking down a dirt road that cuts through a grass plain. The woman is walking towards the camera, yet looking beyond it. She is wearing an olive green bomber jacket on top of a light grey knit top.

By Jonita Davis 

January 7, 2022

Why this film from 2019 is worth several watches now that it's available to stream on Netflix. Codeblack's Fast Color stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Lorraine Toussaint.


A brown hand holding up the black and white zine in front of a leafy green hedge. The cover of the zine features falling leaves and the title, "isang mahal."

By Christine Pasalo Norland 

January 5, 2022

We're wishing you a happy new year with our first micro-press effort: A 16-page zine featuring the first print reproductions of our 2021 comics series as well as original written and illustrated works, including an exclusive memoir essay titled "In Minor."

A pink sunrise seen through dried grasses on a plain.

By Christine Pasalo Norland 

December 20, 2021 

At the core of Hello Barkada's mission is bell hooks' thoughts on marginalization from her 1990 essay, "marginality as site of resistance."


Screenshot of Christine Pasalo Norland, Barbara Brandon-Croft, Bianca Xunise, and Steenz during the panel "Celebrating Jackie Ormes."

By Christine Pasalo Norland 

November 1, 2021 

This month’s founder’s essay reflects on the organization's progress so far, which has been due in large part to the artists who've shared their time, energy, and expertise with Hello Barkada.

Production still of brown-skinned character Zelda interviewing a colorful, multi-armed ghost named Chete at a table in a Korean BBQ restaurant. Chepe is in the center, flanked by Zelda to the left and a brown-skinned character on its right. On the table are bowls of kimchi and steamed white rice, and a Fisher Price-like voice recorder and microphone.

By Christine Pasalo Norland 

October 20, 2021 

Why more people should watch and fan the popular Netflix animated series by creator Elizabeth Ito.


A little boy in an orange shirt touches the mural at Unidad Park in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles. Pictured in the mural are Farmworker Organizers Philip Vera Cruz and Larry Itliong, and former Pilipinas President Corazon Aquino.

By Christine Pasalo Norland 

October 2, 2021 

Why the organization and platform is called "Hello Barkada."

Dots & Boxes game sheet next to a potted succulent.

By Christine Pasalo Norland 

September 15, 2021 

September 15 marks the start of Latinx Heritage month! Please join us in learning about artists and creative writers from the Latinx, Xicanx, and Hispanic diaspora and how they continue to impact arts and culture as a whole.

Characters Xialiang, Shang-Chi, and Katy from the Marvel movie "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings."

By Christine Pasalo Norland 

September 8, 2021 

The Marvel blockbuster adds to the growing tapestry of Asian representation in American popular culture. Just bare in mind: We don’t all know martial arts.


Founder Christine Pasalo Norland sitting on a tree swing. Behind her is a view of Echo Park, Los Angeles.

By Christine Pasalo Norland 

September 1, 2021 

How starting Hello Barkada is equal parts empowerment, protest, humility, and rest.