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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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She Se Puede founders Jess Morales Rocketto and Stephanie Valencia get real about what’s at stake this election, including Covid recovery, the environment, and immigration policy. Stephanie reminds us there are lives on the line. Jess encourages us to think about how our choices affect others. And Alicia gets emotional about the power of the Latino vote.Follow Jess Morales Rocketto on Instagram @jesslivemo and Stephanie Valencia on Twitter @stephanievalenc. She Se Puede is on Instagram @she_sepuede.If you loved this episode, listen to Political Power Player Cecilia Muñoz Reminds Us That We Are ‘More Than Ready’ and Two Latina Activists on Latinos' Place in Anti-Blackness. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
The former political aide says growing up in agricultural California deeply shaped her identity, especially as a Latina in powerful roles, including chief of staff in the U.S. Senate. Amanda offers candid moments from running for, and losing public office, twice. And why those experiences crystallized her mission to fight for the rest of us.Follow Amanda Renteria on Twitter @AmandaRenteria. If you loved this episode, listen to San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Is Not Done Fighting and Why Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Leads from the Heart. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
The actor best known for playing a nerdy Latina on TV is becoming a power player behind the scenes, thanks in large part to starting a production company with her long-time collaborator. Aimee talks to Alicia about the road from being a novice writer to penning a comic series for Netflix, how she feeds her artist soul, and the privilege and responsibility of telling stories.Follow Aimee Garcia on Instagram @aimeegarcia4realz or @scrappyheartproductions. If you loved this episode, listen to Why TV Showrunner Ilana Peña Craves Complicated Girl Characters or How One Day at a Time's Isabella Gomez Found Her Strength. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
After giving birth to her daughter changed her life, she left a thriving media career to support parents on their pre- and postnatal odysseys. Adriana shares practical wisdom and useful advice on Birthful, her popular podcast, where she talks to health experts and welcomes parents to share their personal birth stories. Ultimately, she wants her clients and all parents to trust their intuition and center their needs in the birthing process.Follow Adriana Lozada on Instagram @birthfulpodcast and listen to the latest episodes of the Birthful podcast to keep learning about her work. If you loved this episode, listen to A Mother's Day Tribute to You, Your Mom, and All the Mamís and Why Pioneering Journalist Maria Hinojosa Put Herself in the Story. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
The writer and life designer warns about five self-sabotaging tendencies that prevent us from connecting to our purpose and true strength. In this intimate conversation, she holds nothing back as she talks about how being the daughter of immigrants put pressure on her to be “a good girl.” And breaks down the frameworks that keep so many of us trapped in other people's notions of who we should be.Follow Majo Molfino on Instagram @majomolfino and find more of her work on her website. If you loved this episode, listen to  Alicia Tells Us about Her Book, The Likeability Trap and Nicole Mejia Wants You to Love Yourself - All of You. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
A crisis in health and consciousness pushed her to rethink her life choices and her work in the beauty industry. And she has an epiphany that would fulfill her and put the wasteful beauty industry on notice: a zero waste, organic, food-grade beauty company. Tina talks to Alicia about the sacrifices in being self-funded, the work behind pitching and growing LOLI, and navigating the startup world as a woman of color. Follow LOLI Beauty on Instagram @loli.beauty. If you loved this episode, listen to How Birchbox CEO Katia Beauchamp Upended the Beauty Industry for Good and That Time Superstar Beauty Vlogger Iris Beilin Saved Her Own Life. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
She worked for decades to make sure her voice and ideas were valued as much as those of non-Latinos in the newsroom. Then she founded her own media company to make sure. Now she has written a memoir, Once I Was You, about all of it. Maria, a veteran journalist used to asking the tough questions, opens up to Alicia about her groundbreaking career, the strain it put on her marriage and family, and the friends and mentors who carried her through. Follow Maria on Twitter @Maria_Hinojosa. If you loved this episode, listen to Univision’s Ilia Calderón Is Grounded by the People She Covers and MSNBC’s Mariana Atencio Reveals How to Be ‘Perfectly You.' Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
The Stanford medical student has worked in fields alongside her mother since she was 14. And has become increasingly worried about working conditions for seasonal workers who pick our food, especially after COVID hit. She talks about how being an indigenous, Mixteca fieldworker born in the U.S. illustrates the economic distance between the farm and our dining tables, and why she's so determined to become a doctor to help her people heal. Follow Gianna @giannanino on Twitter. If you loved this episode, listen to Living Icon Dolores Huerta Is Still Fighting the Good Fight and  Why Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Leads From the Heart. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
We produced something beautiful for Macmillan Podcasts!! Introducing Driving the Green Book, a ten-part documentary series premiering September 15. Follow award-winning BBC broadcaster Alvin Hall as he retraces many of the locations featured in the historic travel guide. From Detroit to New Orleans, Hall takes us on an immersive audio journey, collecting powerful, personal testimony about how Black Americans used the Green Book to travel with dignity during the height of segregation. New episodes every Tuesday. Subscribe today! +Subscribe to Driving the Green Book on Apple Podcasts.+Visit the the Driving the Green Book website to explore the Apple maps guides to the show, music playlists, transcripts and more.
Raised by Nicaraguan and Venezuelan parents who immigrated to the U.S. in the middle of the Civil Rights and labor movements, she grew up determined to uphold the ideals of justice and equality. After being the first in her family to go to college, she set to work improving the lives of working people. In this expansive and intimate conversation with Alicia, Carmen, now the CEO of the Marguerite Casey Foundation, opens up about her modest upbringing, how to strengthen philanthropy, and why she does not hide any part of herself in her new role.Follow Carmen @crojasphd on Twitter. If you loved this episode, listen to Pipeline Angels' Natalia Oberti Noguera Wants Investors to Show Us the Money and  Investor Nathalie Molina Niño Boldly Speaks Truth to Powerful Men. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
After a difficult breakup, Christine sought out deep healing from childhood abuse wounds and toxic people. Then, she became a therapist, trained in spiritual and shamanic practices, and was initiated in the priestess path. In her new book, I Am Diosa, she draws on wisdom from her own experience to help other women heal and tap into their worth. Follow Christine @cosmicchristine on Instagram. If you loved this episode, listen to How HeyFranHey’s Francheska Medina Healed Herself and How Mend App Founder Elle Huerta Comforts Broken Hearts. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
Her independent spirit, strong will, and artistic ambition made her a rebel in a deeply religious family. But a supportive madrina found ways for her to hone her craft early on. Big sacrifices would follow, including being kicked out of her home. Cinthya speaks candidly with Alicia about her new film, choosing characters that defy Latino stereotypes, and the need to feel legitimate in your profession.Follow Cinthya @cinthyacarmona on Instagram. If you loved this episode, listen to Why Actress Lisa Vidal Believes “I’m here because this was supposed to happen” and  Vida’s Melissa Barrera Embraces All Her Identities. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
Carla Vernón describes herself as “a very malleable piece of clay” with a sense of pride and self-awareness. She has used that singular strength to rise from associate to executive at General Mills. She reflects on her long tenure there, being among the first in her Afro-Panamanian family to venture into the business world, and setting and keeping her own standards as she gained success and status.Follow Carla @CarlaInspired on Twitter. If you loved this episode, listen to Elisa Villanueva Beard's Aha Moment As Teach For America's CEO,  and How Ad Exec Nancy Reyes Became Undeniable. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter!
It’s hard to believe she didn’t begin drawing until she was 17. You’ve seen her work on Pixar’s Coco, her gorgeous Google Doodles, and her children’s book illustrations, most recently in Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea. Ana Ramírez González talks with Alicia about falling in love with her craft,  moving from Mexico to the U.S. for art school, and forging an uncertain career path by following her heart, overcoming rejection, and drawing inspiration from Mexican culture.
Raquel Berrios left Puerto Rico for New York City to find herself as an artist. There, she met her musical and life partner Luis Alfredo Del Valle, and they formed their experimental Latin pop duo. As their music careers grew, receiving attention from fans and record labels, they surprised friends and family by moving back to the island—to live and make music on their own terms.
They're funny and they know it. But they're also observant and really quick witted, which makes their brand of comedy a little bit underhanded and conspiratorial in a really appealing way. After honing their standup chops in live shows, and building faithful social media followings, they've launched a sketch show on Fuse TV, Share, Like, Dímelo—a natural next step in their ascension as Latina queens of comedy. But, as this shared interview reveals, it's not always smiles and laughs; they've seen each other through tragedies, dead-end jobs, and creative slumps. But they just keep laughing. Follow Sasha @sashamerci on Twitter and IG; and follow Dee @deesonasty on Twitter and @dee.nasty on IG. If you loved this episode, listen to Gina Brillón and Cristela Alonzo for more on comedy.  Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter! 
Latina Veterans Lucy del Gaudio and Pam Campos-Palma are spearheading a campaign demanding justice after the disappearance and killing of Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén. Their service experience includes misogyny, discrimination and sexual violence that many women, especially women of color, endure while serving. In this powerful conversation, they detail the repeated abuses and military sexual trauma that robbed them of the pride in serving their country, their sense of worth, and military careers they worked so hard to establish  (This episode contains graphic language about sexual trauma.)Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter! 
For years Cristina covered detention centers and drug cartels as an investigative journalist. Without any film school training, she decided to take on visual stories about small worlds that tell us so much about human nature. Her latest, "Mucho Mucho Amor," centers on the private life of renowned astrologer Walter Mercado—her childhood hero and a controversial iconoclast that changed television forever.    Follow Cristina @xtinatini on Twitter and Instagram. If you loved this episode, listen to Suzy Exposito and iLe. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter! 
Marizol's transition not only tested her determination to live life on her own terms, it also tested her lifelong bond to her sister Selenis.  A failing marriage, an acting career on the rocks, and mental health woes did not allow Selenis to be there for her beloved sister as much as she would have liked. In their memoir, "My Sister: How One Sibling's Transition Changed Us Both,"  they recount the difficult decisions they each had to make to be whole and to love each other through unimaginable hurt.Follow Marizol @iam_marizol on Twitter and IG; follow Selenis on Twitter @selenis_leyva and IG @selenisleyvaofficial. Show your love and become a Latina to Latina Patreon supporter! 
We did it!!!!! Together, dear listeners, you and our team reached 100 episodes today. Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude and love. Thank you for showing up every week, for sharing the show, and for letting us know how much celebrating inspiring Latinas means to you. In this special episode, Alicia and Juleyka reflect on what it's meant to them to make the show, their favorite interviews, and the new goal they've set: reaching 1 million listens by January 1, 2021!! We also hear from some of you, the best part of it all.Follow @latinatolatina on Twitter and Instagram. If you loved this episode, listen to our Mother's Day episode and Juleyka Lantigua-Williams. 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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