Rappler columnist and Palanca Award-winning writer Shakira Sison talks about her relationship with her father, the subject of her first prize-winning entry in the prestigious contest’s essay category. Titled “The Krakauer Table,” her essay paints a picture of the complexity of love in a family and the relationship between a demanding father and his daughters. In an interview with Rappler, Sison says, “I guess they [the judges] felt it was a sincere voice. If you read the essay it’s very heartwarming, but it’s not an entirely positive view of my father. I guess the judges sensed that kind of truth.” Sison is a prolific writer on LGBT issues and the Filipino diaspora. Her work has appeared in various publications in the Philippines.
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