Navigating fierce love during the pandemic: Reflections of a Pinay Scholar Warrior

Qual Soc Work. 2021 Mar;20(1-2):256-263. doi: 10.1177/1473325020984151.


This article presents reflections of a Pinay Scholar Warrior of Kapu Aloha and Mahalaya during the pandemic. Excerpts from her social media and reflections from her personal journal reveal the complexities of navigating fierce love in social work teaching and service. Issues related to facilitating critical analyses of social determinants of health, grief and loss, and rediscovering strengths and joys. Implications of women of color in the academy is alluded.

Keywords: Social work teaching; pandemic; service; women of color in the academy.