Gabes Torres is creating music, poetry, and letters of insight
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Through my music, poetry, writing, and research, I am committed to learn and teach about human freedom and belonging in a beautifully diverse world. 

As an academic who is being theologically and therapeutically trained, I am committed to do extensive research on postcolonial trauma—more specifically, I intend to learn how the harm from generations ago continue to affect us in light of the complexity and contexts of our separate and yet collective identities.

We still act on our wounds. Often, we do not even recognize that we live and interact with one another in response to old wounds—as if they are still fresh—and it hurts both ourselves and others, including the people we love and care most deeply. In most cases, we have been reacting to them far too much and far too long, that we have familiarized or even mastered them—to the point that we perceived and treated them as a normal way of living.

I hope to continue my graduate studies in order to explore therapeutic interventions and healing practices that are mainly for minority communities in the US, especially since the majority of our counseling approaches and tools are both developed and intended for Western communities.

Because of my circumstances as an international student (I am limited to work only within my graduate school with part-time hours while the academic year is in session), I need a great deal of financial assistance to continue my studies and research.

I created this page as a way to support myself in this academic and vocational journey. Anything helps, and in exchange, you will receive exclusive access to my music and writing material that are offered based on your selected monthly subscription.

Thank you so much for being here and for joining me as we reimagine together what it means to engage with our identity and our history with integrity, compassion, and resilience. 

With immense gratitude,
Gabes Torres

Hoping to do a one-time payment?
Please contact [email protected] for other payment methods to explore.

About the creator
Gabes is a researcher, artist, theologian, speaker, and therapist-in-training. Her life’s work is to demonstrate how there’s nothing “post-” about postcolonialism, and that the effects of historical conquest permeated the ideologies, cultures, languages, literature, human behaviors, inter- and intrapersonal relationships, and spiritual practices we have today.

Her work primarily focuses on the themes and connections between postcolonialism and hospitality, and how they help us engage racial identity and spiritual formation with integrity and agency. Her passion is to research the practices and therapeutic approaches that decolonize the mind, body, and spirituality of minority groups that have been suffering from generational oppression and marginalization.

Her research is carried through by the influences of brilliant and esteemed educators, authors, and practitioners such as Letty M. Russell, Paulo Freire, Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Melba Maggay, E.J.R. David, Peter Levine, Miroslav Volf, Homi K. Bhabha, Shelly Rambo, David Bosch, and so forth.

She pursued a Bachelor’s in Historical Theology at the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago because of her fascination towards the birth and growth of the Western church and its significant influence on Christianity in the Philippines. She recently completed a Master’s in Theology and Culture at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, continuing with a Master’s in Counseling Psychology, and hoping to pursue PhD work that concentrates on the psychology of intergenerational and collective trauma. She also intends to study and one day lead therapeutic interventions for the children and teenagers who lost their parent/s from Duterte’s “war on drugs” in the Philippines.

Gabes currently works at The Allender Center, and has been enjoying her time living and growing in the city of Seattle. In her spare time, she writes songs. She independently produced 3 albums of original music, and has toured and been featured on the radio in Southeast Asia, Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle.

Learn more here.

Tiers
Unang-una
$1 or more per month

this tier gives you access to
• audio recordings of Gabes' new original music & poetry

Una
$5 or more per month

this tier gives you access to
• audio recordings of Gabes' new original music & poetry

audio commentary of songwriting process


Pangalawa
$20 or more per month

this tier gives you access to
• audio recordings of Gabes' new original music

audio commentary of songwriting process

newsletters

Pangatlo
$30 or more per month

this tier gives you access to
• audio recordings of Gabes' new original music

audio commentary of songwriting process

newsletters

• important excerpts from Gabes' research on postcolonial studies, collective trauma, and racial identity

Through my music, poetry, writing, and research, I am committed to learn and teach about human freedom and belonging in a beautifully diverse world. 

As an academic who is being theologically and therapeutically trained, I am committed to do extensive research on postcolonial trauma—more specifically, I intend to learn how the harm from generations ago continue to affect us in light of the complexity and contexts of our separate and yet collective identities.

We still act on our wounds. Often, we do not even recognize that we live and interact with one another in response to old wounds—as if they are still fresh—and it hurts both ourselves and others, including the people we love and care most deeply. In most cases, we have been reacting to them far too much and far too long, that we have familiarized or even mastered them—to the point that we perceived and treated them as a normal way of living.

I hope to continue my graduate studies in order to explore therapeutic interventions and healing practices that are mainly for minority communities in the US, especially since the majority of our counseling approaches and tools are both developed and intended for Western communities.

Because of my circumstances as an international student (I am limited to work only within my graduate school with part-time hours while the academic year is in session), I need a great deal of financial assistance to continue my studies and research.

I created this page as a way to support myself in this academic and vocational journey. Anything helps, and in exchange, you will receive exclusive access to my music and writing material that are offered based on your selected monthly subscription.

Thank you so much for being here and for joining me as we reimagine together what it means to engage with our identity and our history with integrity, compassion, and resilience. 

With immense gratitude,
Gabes Torres

Hoping to do a one-time payment?
Please contact [email protected] for other payment methods to explore.

About the creator
Gabes is a researcher, artist, theologian, speaker, and therapist-in-training. Her life’s work is to demonstrate how there’s nothing “post-” about postcolonialism, and that the effects of historical conquest permeated the ideologies, cultures, languages, literature, human behaviors, inter- and intrapersonal relationships, and spiritual practices we have today.

Her work primarily focuses on the themes and connections between postcolonialism and hospitality, and how they help us engage racial identity and spiritual formation with integrity and agency. Her passion is to research the practices and therapeutic approaches that decolonize the mind, body, and spirituality of minority groups that have been suffering from generational oppression and marginalization.

Her research is carried through by the influences of brilliant and esteemed educators, authors, and practitioners such as Letty M. Russell, Paulo Freire, Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Melba Maggay, E.J.R. David, Peter Levine, Miroslav Volf, Homi K. Bhabha, Shelly Rambo, David Bosch, and so forth.

She pursued a Bachelor’s in Historical Theology at the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago because of her fascination towards the birth and growth of the Western church and its significant influence on Christianity in the Philippines. She recently completed a Master’s in Theology and Culture at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, continuing with a Master’s in Counseling Psychology, and hoping to pursue PhD work that concentrates on the psychology of intergenerational and collective trauma. She also intends to study and one day lead therapeutic interventions for the children and teenagers who lost their parent/s from Duterte’s “war on drugs” in the Philippines.

Gabes currently works at The Allender Center, and has been enjoying her time living and growing in the city of Seattle. In her spare time, she writes songs. She independently produced 3 albums of original music, and has toured and been featured on the radio in Southeast Asia, Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle.

Learn more here.

Recent posts by Gabes Torres

Tiers
Unang-una
$1 or more per month

this tier gives you access to
• audio recordings of Gabes' new original music & poetry

Una
$5 or more per month

this tier gives you access to
• audio recordings of Gabes' new original music & poetry

audio commentary of songwriting process


Pangalawa
$20 or more per month

this tier gives you access to
• audio recordings of Gabes' new original music

audio commentary of songwriting process

newsletters

Pangatlo
$30 or more per month

this tier gives you access to
• audio recordings of Gabes' new original music

audio commentary of songwriting process

newsletters

• important excerpts from Gabes' research on postcolonial studies, collective trauma, and racial identity