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Salt & Pepê: The Podcast
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Meet Your Hosts
Shakira Sison (she/her) is more widely known as a writer of essays about queer life, immigration, politics, and women’s issues. In her social media presence she is often seen cooking, traveling, and enjoying her time at home with her wife and pets. She grew up in Manila, Philippines, and moved to New York City in 2002. Living in Brooklyn for two decades makes her an overstimulated and jaded New Yorker. This makes her stand out as she feels the difference while building a new life in Nevada.
Lia Roque (she/her) immigrated to Toronto from Manila in 2017. When she is not contributing to Canada’s workforce, Lia is a baseball coach for kids ages 8 and below, as well as an instructor for the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy. This bow tie-loving butch is a global leader in her company’s Pride Professional Network. Lia is a big sports lover and a passionate advocate of women’s sports. She is looking forward to sharing on the pod her love of photography, beer, musicals, beaches, and the outdoors. And ladies, Lia is single! (Shakira will screen all applications. Lagot kayo!)