Shaquanda is bringing queer representation to grocery store shelves, one bottle of hot sauce at a time.
“I have always loved what soup symbolizes. Everyone can throw something into the pot. You use your scraps, your odds and ends, and you come out with something much more robust than its parts.”
“When I started being told to go back home, that’s when I lost my shit and stopped caring if I lost business, followers, or even a limb. I needed to use my voice and platform.”
She won one of the country's biggest baking shows, but sexual misconduct allegations against one of the judges pulled it from the air. Now she's fighting to earn the reputation she deserves.