Hi! My name is Ingrid Shannah Calapit.
I’m a development professional and an advocate of Women’s health and Women’s Economic Empowerment. Currently, I am working in government.
I am the founder of Filipina Pen & Ink, an all women online media platform that aims to create spaces for emerging women leaders and writers to write and contribute in the areas of health, environment, well being, justice and accountability in their community.
This blog is about my personal learnings, work, community projects, travels and everything under the sun.
From the Armed Forces of the Philippines Radio DWDD: Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City- With a strong desire of achieving sustainable peace through humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and socio-civic activities, the Lions Club International Jurisdiction of Multi-District 301 Philippines (MD 301) established partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) through Civil Military Operations […]
The moment still feels surreal. Receiving the news on the phone; the light drizzle and the wine the next day to celebrate. I’m just so happy to share that I am now working in one of the offices in Malacanang. I know right now my life seems perfect but this is untrue. But I still […]
UPDATE: Since I am now pursuing a government post starting Monday, I am putting the Body Apothecary in the hands of other members of the team. The Body Apothecary team will respond to inquiries and questions sent to our email. Thank you very much for all the support. It is working. The partnership strategy I […]
This December, I will be turning 30 and I’m learning what they call “radical self-acceptance.” Radical self-acceptance is learning to accept ourselves and our situations. It is not being complacent or avoiding responsibility but learning to find peace and inner stability despite unpredictable circumstances. I still hate it, the part where I admit to myself […]
If you have read my previous blogs, you would learn that the past few years have not exactly been all sunshine and roses. Yet, I need to look back on certain times which no matter how horrifyingly difficult, also marked the time when I was able to feel my redemption. In 2018, we went to […]