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Trigger warning: mentions of sexual harassment, suicide, mental illness

I know this vlog is much longer and much more serious than all of my past ones, but please take a few minutes of your time to watch.

If you relate to anything said in the video, feel free to email me at patispablo@gmail.com. I’m not a higher-up and I don’t necessarily have any actual power in the college, but I’m just here to talk to anyone who feels the need to. One of the things I needed the most during these times was just someone to talk to; no filters, no masks, no judgments. I’d like to be that person for anyone who needs it.

If you also would like to know information about anything I mentioned in the vlog, again, feel free to email me at patispablo@gmail.com.

Patty

"Only 19, but my mind is older." 

My name is Patricia Isabel Pablo. My parents call me Trish, my siblings call me Ate, my family calls me Patis, my friends call me Patty, but it doesn't really matter what you call me right now because in 10-15 years when I'm accepting my Oscar, everyone will know my name. I'm a 2nd-year, full-time student at Montgomery College. I'm a Theatre major who one day aspires to become an author, screenwriter, cinematographer, and director, but some days all I want to do with the rest of my life is play video games for a living. 

To paraphrase and totally butcher the beautiful words of Gertrude Stein, the Philippines is my country and America is my home (and vice versa, honestly). I was born and raised in the Philippines, but I've been living in the United States for the past eight years. I've moved around several times since, but Montgomery County is where my heart and cheap rent currently resides. Yes, I can speak more than one language. 

I'm a strong, passionate, confident woman, so don't let my being only 5"1 fool you. I'm an intersectional feminist, activist, and Gryffindor, and I never stop fighting for the things I believe in. Most of my nights consist of me simultaneously binge-watching a show I've already seen on Netflix and furiously writing overzealous, empowered essays on civil rights for my own leisure. Education is extremely important to me, not just in a classroom setting, so I often keep an open mind to everything. Despite my introverted activities and tendencies, I still find the time to go out with my best friends and experience new things. I am the love child of Alexander Hamilton and Angelica Schuyler in personality, but when it comes to looks, I am 50% Philippa Soo and 50% Renée Elise Goldsberry. 

I am best at Harry Potter & Buffy the Vampire Slayer trivia, baking cheesecakes, and flawlessly applying makeup in a moving vehicle. I imagine my life as a series of musical numbers, and you will often find me talking/singing/dancing to myself if you catch me off-guard on my own. Writing is my one true passion in life, and I write like I need it to survive. My life revolves around books, theatre, and musicals, and the best parts of my life are lived behind a camera lens. 

Feel free to say hello to me if you see me around on campus (I have multi-coloured hair, so I'm easy to spot), but don't always expect a full-blown conversation with me as I'm either heading home/to class or listening to the Dangerous Woman album or a Harry Potter audiobook. One of my goals in life is to allow other people to view life from my eyes through my art, and I hope that I can momentarily achieve that through my vlogs. I'll see you around! Don't forget to be awesome! 

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  1. Hey Patty, I wanted to say that unfortunately, there are a lot of empty words tossed around in our politically correct politically charged climate right now. But sadly, there is almost never enough follow through. It reminds me of the women who say they think their spouse or boyfriend may kill them and they are told to fill out a paper (supposedly to keep the villain away) and they are found murdered. For starters, I would shut down your social media sites for some time. Although young people feel they cannot live without them, it opens a can of worms to predators. Should you feel victimized again by this campus group, I would let the law deal with them and not campus security; I do not feel they are equipped or trained for some of the issues that have come up in recent years. Stay vigilant. If you see this man on campus of feel he is stalking you, contact police. Last, mental Health issues are real and definitely not addressed enough in our society. Oh, we talk about it, but good resources to stay well are often not available. About a month ago, I saw a homeless woman in the Kentlands and she was found dead in a stairwell 2 weeks ago. Now everyone feels they should have done more, but we don’t. Either fear or at a loss what to do. Turns out she was an accomplished pianist at one time with a masters degree. Somewhere her life unraveled and we have to take better care of one another. I’ll be in touch.

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