a community-gatherer, business-owner, artist, and educator
Born and raised throughout Ohlone land (San Francisco Bay Area) as a child of Philippine immigrants, ChiChai stems all she does to her dedication in community and reclamation of one's self as a woman of color.
Community Gatherer and Business-Owner
as EMPIRE IN THE AIR's Founder & Art Director
ChiChai founded streetwear brand Empire in the Air (EITA) which encourages others to build their empires through:
1) the messages in its apparel and
2) its events and pop-up shops that feature other creatives, oftentimes in partnership with local organizations
Artist & Educator
As a multidisciplinary artist, ChiChai challenges notions around womanhood, environmentalism and colonization.
ChiChai serves the Bay as an educator as well, either as a teaching artist or a workshop host or speaker for Filipinx-American activism.