Marc Conaco is a queer Bisaya graphic designer, illustrator, zine maker and amateur farmer currently based in Aotearoa who's on an ongoing journey of decolonisation and indigenisation. An important part of his practice is rediscovering the rich pre-colonial culture and heritage of his Bisaya ancestors – a crucial part of his identity that was not taught by the white supremacist education of post-colonial Philippines.
By learning who we are, we unlearn who our colonisers taught us to be.
By knowing our histories we reclaim our identities.
By remembering who we are, we reclaim our power.