about the show
Learn more about how and why Titas and Tea started, and where we plan to go in the future.
we created titas and tea because we wanted to start the conversations we wish we had growing up
Gloria Demillo (they/them) and Eunice Andrada (she/her) started Titas and Tea in 2019 to have conversations about growing up Filipino in Australia.
We started out wanting to be a podcast (mostly) about sex, dating, relationships, and decolonisation (a lot to cover). When we first started, we wanted to talk about everything - and so we did.
We talked about our migration stories, embarrassing moments, and awful dating habits. We talked about racism we experienced and the healing we found in community. We talked about our poetry and art, the necessity of healthy friendships, and most importantly, we talked to you.
Thank you for being part of Titas and Tea by listening and sharing your stories with us.
As the show continues, Gloria will host each episode with members of the Filipino/a/x community.
But don't worry - Eunice isn't leaving forever. She'll come back for a chat every now and then.
Why do we say Filipinx instead of Filipino or Filipina, Pinoy or Pinay? As a trans and gender diverse positive podcast, we include Filipinx to honour and respect members of the queer community. Gender non-confirming people have always existed on our islands and we have to reclaim that. This podcast is queer friendly and open to all genders. Haven’t you ever wondered why siya is used for singular and plural pronouns for everyone? It's because pre-colonial Philippines recognised more than two gendered roles. The term Filipinx also reminds us that our islands retain the name imposed on us by colonisers and that we have critical work in decolonising our language and identity.
Titas and Tea features a new voice every episode. Members of the Filipino-Australian community talk about their art, passions, and how they feel about being who they are.
There aren't many positive or encouraging representations of Filipino-Australians in mainstream media. It can be confusing and frustrating in the process of finding out who we are. This podcast aims to figure that out piece by piece, by every small sip of tsaa at a time.