As part of women’s history month, Dr. Reina Reyes is celebrated in a new book about modern Pinay heroes, "Fearless Filipinas: 12 Women Who Dared to be Different."
Filipino history has a pantheon of great Filipina leaders, such as Gabriela Silang and Melchora Aquino. In addition to these historical heroes, there are many modern Filipino women who have succeeded spectacularly in their respective fields, broken the glass ceiling, and still strive to give back to their communities.
These Filipinas deserve to have their stories documented at length, so that other women can gain inspiration from not only what they achieved, but how they overcame the many obstacles that once stood in their way. Such was the spirit behind the new book, "Fearless Filipinas: 12 Women Who Dared to be Different," which features the story of none other than a valuable AAP partner, Dr. Reina Reyes.
Known of course for confirming Einstein’s theory of relativity, Dr. Reina was one of only twelve women featured in the book, and notably the only astrophysicist. She shared her story beginning as a young child who loved science, all the way up to the present day, where she is not only one of the world’s most accomplished astrophysicists, but a leading science advocate in the Philippines.
The women featured in Fearless Filipinas span a broad range of fields, including entertainment, sports, academe, arts, business, and more. According to the book’s editorial team, Dr. Reina was chosen to represent science both for her individual accomplishments as well as her advocacy work.
“I can’t think of a bigger headline than ‘The Filipina who proved Einstein right.’ But what really makes Dr. Reina’s story remarkable is that on top of making ground-breaking contributions to astrophysics, she actively promotes the joy of science to the next generation of leaders in the Philippines,” said Pancho Dizon, the co-author of Fearless Filipinas, which was published by Bookshelf PH, which specializes in in titles in business, education, and other genres.
Fearless Filipinas was written by Monica Padillo, Pancho Dizon, and Mica Magsanoc; edited by Kyle Nate; and illustrated by Chloe Gaw.
Fearless Filipinas is slated for the release at the end of March, and is available for pre-order here: [Pre-Order].
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