Charlene Sayo is a Montreal-born, Vancouver-based blogger, commentator, and little black dress collector who sometimes gets paid for her writing. She is the co-author of Canada: The New Frontier for Filipino Mail-Order Brides and has spoken on issues regarding transnational Filipino women and youth across Canada, the United States and Europe. Charlene sits on the editorial committee of the Vancouver-based magazine, The Mainlander and blogs at The Huffington Post, and Open Salon. Charlene has contributed to Accent Magazine, the Manila Times, the Globe & Mail, the Feminist Current, the Philippine ChronicleBlackHeart Magazine, and Dessert for Breakfast, and in 2012 was featured in the award-winning documentary Status Quo: The Unfinished Business of Feminism.

Charlene SayoPhoto by David P. Ball