Lily C. Fen, Switzerland
Two years ago, Betsy asked if I wanted to take her place as the Roots and Wings Swiss Bureau Editor. She was about to take on the role of Editor-in-Chief for the magazine.
I was honored she had thought of me. I was also about to give birth to a baby boy for whom I had waited eight years—our family miracle.
I accepted Betsy’s invitation, despite labor being just around the corner. I started 2020 nursing my newborn while going over RAW issues. I scoured pages, my mouth watering as I read Jennifer Fergesen’s Euro-Filipina foodie tales. Later, I delighted in Marthy Angue’s quips over the Pinoy concept of ligawan.
I enjoyed bringing Swiss-Filipino tales of success to the foreground, such as C. Romero-
Faude’s SAGANÀ business based in Geneva, D. Kuenstler’s book, The Overseas Fabulous Pinay, and V. Verga-Danemar’s Karin&Me Quiet Books.
As this year comes to a close, I must part ways with my editorial role at RAW, allowing space for my true path and purpose—Filipino fantasy fiction woven into the fabric of full-time motherhood.
On behalf of our Roots & Wings Team, I'm taking this opportunity to thank Lily for a highly commendable engagement through the various contributions she made over the last couple of years as Literary cum Bureau Editor for Switzerland. At any time you feel like writing again for our readers, Rawmags will be there for you.
Liebe Grüsse und alles Gute!