Lé Baltar

About Lé Baltar

Lé Baltar is a Manila-based freelance journalist, poet, and arts critic. They are a member of the Society of Filipino Film Reviewers (SFFR), Film Police Reviews, and Sine Pop Film Club. They have written for CNN Philippines Life, PhilSTAR Life, VICE Asia, Yahoo Philippines, Young STAR Philippines, among other publications. As a trans nonbinary artist, they are part of the cultural organization Tambisan sa Sining. They are currently studying journalism at the University of the Philippines Diliman.

Lé’s work gravitates towards the intersections of the queer and trans struggle, material conditions that shape art and artmaking in the Philippines, and cultural emancipation by centering stories and voices that have long been relegated to marginal spaces.

For more of their work, visit their portfolio and Letterboxd. You can reach them via email at baltarle.work@gmail.com.