After two years of creative writing workshops, writing, editing, re-writing, and finalizing, we launched our book, Bending Without Breaking on 25 November 2017 at the Bruder Klaus Church Hall in Bern, Switzerland.

We thank Sr. Mary John Mananzan, OSB, who inspired us to proceed with this project, and Samahang Pilipina Bern for encouraging us from the start. Our deepest gratitude also goes to the generous support from the OeME-Migration sector of the Reformierte Kirche Bern-Jura-Solothurn and from Fastenopfer, Philippine Desk. Finally, we thank everyone else — they know who they are — who believed in this project.

From left to right. Standing: Weni Gamboa, Lily Fen, Alice Javier, Monette Bichsel, Melody Hunter, Susan Nagel, Helen Gaganao. Sitting: Anny Hefti, Lina Emmert, Evelyn Steiner, Lenny Bugayong. Not on the photo: Evangeline Bugayong, Esther Windler, Catalina Weber.
We are grateful for the Babaylan organization in Switzerland for the video coverage of the BWB book launch.