Mahalaya is a free community newspaper founded by Casey Ticsay in 2022. Powered by a staff of dedicated volunteers, this monthly publication centers Filipinx voices and experiences in and beyond the Bay Area.
Grounded in solidarity journalism and critical kapwa, Mahalaya embodies an alternative practice of journalism that strives to not only advocate for the rights, safety, and well-being of Filipinx but to continue to build and strengthen the Asian American social justice movement of previous generations.
As a publication based in the United States, Mahalaya speaks from the lens of people in the diaspora. How people of Philippine origin or descent in diasporic communities identify has evolved over the years: Filipino, Filipina, Filipinx, Filipin@, Pinoy, Pinay, Pilipino, Pilipina, Pilipin@, Pin@y. Thus, terms about identity published in Mahalaya may be used interchangeably and will vary depending on the content and focus of an article or a speaker’s personal experience.