Meet the Peas

                                                                                                       Starleisha Gingrich


Starleisha is the resident history nerd on The Peas and the Podcast. Never one to back down from asking too many questions, she has used that persistence to learn more about black culture as a black woman who was raised by a white family.

She has used her life experiences to navigate white spaces and is learning how to have difficult topics around race. Anything you see written by her that starts with “Dear White People…” is something it has taken her years to say, so you better listen up!

In her spare time, Starleisha founded Disrupt Theatre Company in Lancaster, PA. A BIPOC theatre company which focuses on telling BIPOC stories for BIPOC people.

Follow on Twitter: @StarleishaG

Jamir Connelly

Jamir is just that cool, yet somehow very nerdy, “music head”. His interests lie in politics, social justice and all that other sh*t the cool kids are into. Jamir is The Peas and the Podcast go-to for where to get the best hookups on black owned businesses that are worth your while!


Jamir enjoys learning about new cultures and new words. He is always up to date on what’s happening in pop culture and loves the daily drama that unfolds. On an average day you can find him writing poetry or negotiating with himself how to get out of doing laundry.

Jamir is an educator and community organizer in the Philly area, and he is ready to embrace the world -and all that it has to offer.

Follow on Instagram: @Lostndaworld

Daphnee McMaster


Daphnee is the #TalkingQueen in the trio of Peas. She loves to learn about and understand the globalized world and appreciates that the podcast gives her the space to do so. She contributes her talents by editing, reading, and researching for the podcast.

If you ever need to find Daphnee, good luck. Sometimes she’s home baking and other times she is roaming the shelves of the New York Public Library. Always on the go, she loves to write, design, and explore everything. As the jack of all trades – we can always trust her to GET. IT. (whatever it is) DONE!

Daphnee works in New York City (where dreams are made)! Her days are spent in the music, public relations, and creative sectors.

Follow on Twitter: @daph_infection

We also post on Soundcloud! Check out episodes at The Peas in the Podcast