Elizabeth Ruth (b. 1997, Laguna) is an internationally-recognized, Pushcart Prize-nominated writer and editor with over a year of pro-bono work experience in independent publishing and a BA in Communication Arts, focused on creative and critical writing from the University of the Philippines Los Baños.
She is passionate about forwarding representation for less highlighted regions in Asia, discussing gender and sexuality in the context of third-world nations, and studying popular culture under the lens of social critical theory. Driven by her personal advocacy, she has founded The Brown Orient, a contemporary art and literary journal featuring Brown Asian women and LGBTQ+ creators, and Makamisa Art Collective, a Philippine-based group that utilizes art to tackle sociopolitical issues of the country. She will also be editing and publishing a standalone two-part anthology series, RECLAIM / RESIST: The Enraged Feminine Anthology Series, which aims to weaponize poetry and prose in pursuit of women's emancipation.
Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from independently produced print and online anthologies, literary journals, and media outlets such as Rust + Moth, Hypertrophic Literary, The Poetry Annals' The Anatomy of Desire anthology, and The Tempest, among others. As a writer-editor, she has also been profiled in places like Luna Luna Magazine, Maudlin House, follow the halo, and Mentor Menu MNL.
Her poems have been recognized in various platforms, hosted in two exhibits, namely: Silenced Museum's Intervention Exhibition in London (2018), and the group exhibit RETOVADA in Bacolod City (2019). Her artistic work reflects her ever-evolving exploration of identity and occasional attempts to pace along the intersection of the political and the philosophical, with emphasis on being a woman.