Neile Genica Mijares
A feminist, Mijares writes to give light on the changing female roles in the society at large. She is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of San Carlos. She is a member of Bathalad sa Sugbu, a group of Cebuano writers who exults the native Cebuano language in writing poetry. She is also a member of Gabriela, a feminist group based in the Philippines.
Mijares has attended various creative writing workshops in the Philippines: the Cornelio Faigao Creative Writing Workshop, University of the Philippines (VC) Creative Writing Workshop, Mugna Creative Writing Workshop, and the Balay Balak Asoy Creative Writing Workshop.
Her essays and short stories have been published at SunStar Cebu. Mijares' fiction (short story) is part of the chaplet Hinugpong of the UP-VC Creative Writing Program.
She writes both in English and in Cebuano, her native tongue.