'MAHAL KITA' is out now
Mahal Kita is a song about my time interviewing brilliant women who are members of the domestic worker community in Hong Kong’s Central District.
They belonged to Hong Kong’s population of 380,000 migrant domestic workers, the majority of whom are women. Many of them are mothers working to support their families back home, on US$550 a month.
On Sundays, tens of thousands domestic workers will spend their one statutory rest day in Hong Kong's public spaces, transforming it into a venue for the expression they are denied during the week.
I wrote about these public assemblies are a form of resistance for the Guardian, accompanied by Jessamine Barnieh's striking photography.
I hope Mahal Kita to be a tribute to the women I met, and every domestic worker who took Hong Kong's public spaces and made it their own.