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In this interview series, host Alicia Menendez talks to remarkable Latinas about making it, faking it, and everything in between. In often-hilarious and always-revealing episodes, Alicia and her guests take on the challenges of existing, and then thriving, as women of color.
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The E! Host and style expert struggled with infertility for six years before becoming pregnant. Now, she's sharing her journey in the hopes of helping others feel less alone. Here, she reflects on the unique challenges Latinas run up against on their Advanced Reproductive Technology journeys, the loneliness of keeping her heartbreak a secret, and the life-changing power of surrender. Follow Lilliana @lillianavazquez. If you loved this episode, listen to How Doula Adriana Lozada Guides Parents to Their Own Ideal Birth and last year's Mother's Day Tribute to You, Your Mom, and All the Mamís. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
Intuition is one thing. The ability to connect with the spirit world to help others is entirely another. And for Tatianna Morales a lifelong pursuit in understanding and channeling the wisdom in the occult has resulted in legions of fans, helped her find her purpose, and launched a lucrative business.Follow Tatianna @tatiannatarot. If you loved this episode, listen to What Happened After Zulema Arroyo Farley Stopped Denying Her Own Truth and How Documentarian Cristina Costantini Fed Her Soul While Making Mucho Mucho Amor. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
Growing up, Irma Olguin expected to join the next generation of farmworkers in her family. But the CEO of Bitwise Industries, which has turned California’s Central Valley into a thriving tech hub, says she experienced so much ‘serendipity in her life’ that she realized everything that lifted her out of poverty and struggle was possible for her home community. Someone just had to address the inequalities. The story of how she did it gave us goosebumps.If you liked this episode, listen to How Neurosurgeon Dr. Analiz Rodriguez Made Her Own Way and Code for America’s Amanda Renteria Lost Some Battles, but Is Winning the Political War. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
A decade ago, she began sharing her fitness trials and triumphs online after experiencing the dark side of the industry. Since then, she has motivated millions to find their motivation, strengthening techniques, and focus—and built a wellness empire that includes an app and the TRU Supplements line. In this episode, Massy gets candid about her recent divorce, and all the things we don’t see on Instagram.If you liked this episode, listen to Mend's Founder, Elle Huerta, Wants to Help You Beat Burnout and  How Girls Night In Founder Alisha Ramos Started a Stay-at-Home Movement. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
Growing up, she was so close to her family, it was unimaginable she’d ever even go away for college. But a curious mind and an adventurous heart freed her to “dream wild” and create her own “fantasy version of my life.”If you liked this episode, listen to How Writer Leslé Honoré Knows Poetry Changes Lives and How Writer Karla Cornejo Villavicencio Maintains Control of Her Narrative. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
Set on being a brain surgeon since childhood, and armed with “unwavering self-confidence” instilled in her by her mother, Analiz powered through college, medical school and a PhD program. Facing steep climbs and faith-testing challenges along the way. Now, the accomplished neurosurgeon and research scientist opens up about leading in the operating room, navigating bias as an Afro-Latina doctor, and relying on her faith to keep her steady.If you loved this episode, listen to Why Dr. Julie Ramos Insists You Take Care of Your Heart and How One Day at a Time's Isabella Gomez Found Her Strength. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
When she learned that there were virtually no Salvadoran cookbooks in print in the United States, this food writer and cooking instructor made it her mission to capture the food and the spirits of the women of El Salvador.If you loved this episode, listen to Why Pioneering Journalist Maria Hinojosa Put Herself in the Story and How Documentarian Cristina Costantini Fed Her Soul While Making Mucho Mucho Amor. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
She's a rapper, a performer, a complete science geek, and now a podcast creator and host. And Deeply Human, her new show from the BBC, doesn't stray far from her ambitious curiosity and insatiable creative appetite. In short, it's all the things we've come to love about Dessa.If you loved this episode, listen to  Dessa's first interview with Alicia, and then How Majo Molfino Helps You Break the Good-Girl Myth. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
She was researching fatness and wound up “onboarded” into fat activism. That set Virgie on her professional path, and radically changed the trajectory of her personal life. She breaks down the difference between “fat liberation” and “body positivity,” explores the parallels between her Mexican grandparents’ pursuit of the American Dream and her pursuit of thinness, and encourages us to imagine a world without diet culture.If you loved this episode, listen to How One Day at a Time's Isabella Gomez Found Her Strength and  How Majo Molfino Helps You Break the Good-Girl Myth. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
She believes the secrets you keep make you vulnerable. And she is sharing plenty of them in her new book, The Soul of a Woman. Isabel joins Alicia from her cozy writing room in her attic for an intimate chat that touches on infidelity, maternal grief, and the process of becoming "a woman on her own terms."If you loved this episode, listen to Why Pioneering Journalist Maria Hinojosa Put Herself in the Story and Why Author Valeria Luiselli’s Art Reflects Real Life. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
Her poems have gone viral and reached millions. Now the writer behind "Brown Girl, Brown Girl" opens up about finding her way out of an abusive marriage, the decade where her kids became her poems, and the power of putting what you want into words.Find Leslé's latest book here. If you loved this episode, listen to How Coco Illustrator Ana Ramírez González Extends Herself with Her Art and How Writer Karla Cornejo Villavicencio Maintains Control of Her Narrative. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
A co-founder of BuzzFeed’s Pero Like, and an alum of MiTu, Jenny spent the early part of her career creating viral sketch videos for big media companies. Frustrated, she decided to break out on her own. In this hilarious conversation, she reveals what goes into creating her videos (she has a second bedroom dedicated to wigs and props!), gets real about the nitty-gritty of monetization, and dreams of producing a more nuanced portrayal of her hometown.If you loved this episode, listen to How Aimee Garcia Took Charge of Her Hollywood Career and How Documentarian Cristina Costantini Fed Her Soul While Making Mucho Mucho Amor. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
When the digital entrepreneur launched the self-care app, Mend, she was focused on helping users recover from the fallout of romantic breakups. Now she and her team are taking on a new challenge: professional burnout. Elle talks Alicia through the warning signs, the science of recovery, and the steps necessary to tackle what the World Health Organization calls an "occupational phenomenon." If you loved this episode, listen to How Girls Night In Founder Alisha Ramos Started a Stay-at-Home Movement and Why Reina Rebelde's Founder, Regina Merson, Chose Herself Over Everything Else. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
Chicano Squad is a new show hosted by Cristela Alonzo, who you've heard on past episodes of Latina to Latina. The show tells the story of Houston's first-ever all-Latino police team, their divided loyalties, and a city on the brink. Formed in the 1970s to face a growing number of unsolved homicides in their own community, a squad of five young officers with little training and few resources was assigned to solve the city's most vicious crimes. Subscribe to Chicano Squad today to catch up on the season before the next episode drops.
The chief distiller at Puerto Rico's Destilería Serrallés, maker of Don Q, is as committed to her craft as ever, but honest about the sacrifices she made along the way to mastering this male-dominated art form.If you loved this episode, listen to Powerhouse Marketer Ana Valdéz on Using Media to Create Change and How Majo Molfino Helps You Break the Good-Girl Myth. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
The entrepreneur, whose hair care line has already made it to Nordstrom shelves, traces her enterprising spirit to a childhood backpack candy business. And gets real about the cultural challenges and triumphs of loving your natural hair.Follow Lulu Cordero on Instagram @lulu.ceo.bomba.If you loved this episode, listen to How Fashion Entrepreneur Camila Coelho Went from Working Retail to Building a Beauty Brand and How Beauty Insider Tina Hedges Created LOLI, an Environmentally Sound Brand. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
Fitness coach Yami Mufdi wants you to shift your mindset from on how your body looks to how it feels. She breaks down all the components—nutrition, intention, routine—to get to a healthier you.Follow Yami Mufdi on Instagram @yamimufdi.If you loved this episode, listen to Nicole Mejia Wants You to Love Yourself—All of You and Why Dr. Julie Ramos Insists You Take Care of Your Heart. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
Personal finance expert Ramona Ortega of My Money, My Future gives us some real talk about how to take control of your finances today so you can own your time, your money, and your life from now on. Plus essential advice for starting a business—and investing in yourself.If you loved this episode, listen to Daniela Pierre Bravo Teaches Us How to 'Earn It' and How Pinnacle Founder & CEO Nina Vaca Became a Corporate Titan. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
Psychotherapist Genesis Games gets real about why it’s important to assess your relationships truthfully, so you can set healthy expectations and comfortable boundaries. Plus, how to navigate different kinds of relationships—with family, friends, and significant others.Follow Genesis Games on Instagram @miamitherapist_.If you loved this episode, listen to Alicia Tells Us about Her Book, The Likeability Trap and How Therapist and Healer Christine Gutierrez Came Back Home to Herself, and Wrote I Am Diosa. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
To launch this special series, Alicia talks to experts about how each of us can step into our fullest potential in the new year. Life and business coach Wendy Amara explains how to lay out the action steps that will help you accomplish your goals, and shares personal stories about leveling up when she expanded her business - and when she had twins!Follow Wendy Amara on Instagram @wendyamara.If you loved this episode, listen to How Majo Molfino Helps You Break the Good-Girl Myth and How One Day at a Time's Isabella Gomez Found Her Strength. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
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Trudy Ranelin-Burnett

This episode was so dope!! Funny, Emotional, Informative loved it. Yes would love to know Cristela's view on the current Immigration Nightmare. Thank you Love your Podcast!!

Jul 12th
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