Started in 2014 by Eliza Romero - a Filipino American blogger and podcast host - Aesthetic Distance was a way to finally combine her passions of writing and community organizing. It is Eliza's vision combined with her passion and talent for bringing people together for a common cause.

Eliza has appeared on Buzzfeed News, On the Record on NPR, AM2DM, The New York Post, Forbes, Fox 45 News, and The Baltimore Sun. She has emceed events like the Charm City Night Market festival. She has moderated panels about Asian American literature at the Baltimore Book Festival and the CityLit Festival. She has also partnered with Enoch Pratt Library to host Writer’s Live events, author talks and discussions about Filipino American authors.

Her podcast, The Aesthetic Distance Podcast, is a pop culture and politics podcast, told from a Filipino American perspective.

She is the Public Relations Officer for the Katipunan of Maryland, the oldest Filipino cultural organization in Maryland and nonprofit that focuses on developing social and educational programs that promote Filipino culture.

She is a convener for the Baltimore chapter of Malaya Movement, a Filipino political organization that aims to broaden U.S.-based support for the cause of freedom, human rights and democracy in the Philippines. 

Eliza’s Filipino American book club, Decolonize Your Bookshelves, will launch in June 2019 at Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore, MD. Gina Apostol will be in conversation with Eliza about her latest novel, Insurrecto.