Titas and Tea: Coming Soon
Welcome to Titas and Tea. I’m Gloria Demillo, your host for now and into the foreseeable future. We’re going to be joined by Filipinx artists based in Australia and talk about their experiences within the diaspora.
Titas and Tea is a podcast about our experiences in the Filipinx- Australian community because let’s face it, all we’ve gotten in decades of migration is really bad, stereotypical representation. Pretty much it’s Mail Order Brides, Gold digging ass hoes, Maids, BBoys, and that we’re really good at singing - and that one time they had a Filipina play a Thai lady in Priscilla Queen of the Desert and there was a ping pong involved. But thankfully that’s changing and we’re going to speak to the people experiencing that cultural shift.
And look, when it comes to stereotypes we know the old saying, it’s funny because it’s true. Well, yes and no.
I’m sure we’ve pissed ourselves laughing to Jo koy and other comedians like him. The problem with stereotypes is not that they’re true or false, but that they’re limiting. They’re limiting in a way that can be harmful and even dangerous when Filipinx people are not at the centre of our community stories. So this is a podcast that centres your stories, our stories. And we’re going to have a lot of tough conversations, but this is a space for creativity, healing, and fun.
Anyway, a lot of things have changed since Eunice and I went on this amazing journey of podcasting. Season 1 was very difficult - it was raw and real. And that was so important to the both of us to start that conversation. Unfortunately Eunice won’t be joining me as a co-host and I will sorely miss her and her singing voice. When we started Titas and Tea, it was two friends trying to figure out all this stuff we had carrying inside of us - migration trauma, gendered violence, sex, dating, relationships, racism - everything. If we were going through that, we know you were too. So we’re opening this space to you - for Filipinx people in Australia as well as globally.
We are your titas, titos, kuyas, ates, kapatids, and kapamilya.
Thank you for joining us.