Phantompains is a text of rare power, birthing a brave new world flush with pain, lust, drugs and the Uterus. Estacion's Eunuched Female is a masterpiece: utterly indelible.
—Tamara Berger, author of
I love Therese Estacion’s book. I love its humour, clarity, irreverence, and rage...Therese Estacion plunged into an abyss — found suffering, dehumanization, terror — and when she emerged, she chose to make radically confrontational art. Phantompains is the cosmic result of her dwelling, and her passage. In her words, “she became the subject” — I think she also became the seer
—Sara peters, author of I become a delight to my enemies
Therese Estacion is part of the Visayan diaspora community. She spent her childhood between Cebu and Gihulngan, two distinct islands found in the archipelago named by its colonizers as the Philippines, before she moved to Canada with her family when she was ten years old. She is an elementary school teacher and is currently studying to be a psychotherapist. Therese is also a bilateral below knee and partial hands amputee, and identifies as a disabled person/person with a disability. Therese lives in Toronto. Her poems have been published in CV2 and PANK Magazine. Phantompains, published by Book*Hug, is her first book.
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