Category: Society & Culture

Latinx On The Rise is a podcast dedicating to uncovering stories about Latinx all around the world. I will be interviewing activists, artist and content creators who are working for and with the Latinx community.

February 19, 2020

American Dirt- a conversation with Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez joins us again to talk about American Dirt, she gives insight on the publishing world. We discuss just how much money is funding the contrived controversy of American Dirt. 

We also delve into Oprah's culpability in reducing the immigrant experience to stereotypes. Let's be honest, Oprah does not care. It's been a month since the book has officially hit the shelves and she is still promoting the hell out of the book. 

Oprah and Cummins are financially benefitting from the outrage that came from this book at every turn. 

Valdes-Rodriguez talks about her blog post where she reflected on her first hand experience with Cisnero's and Maria Hinojosa which may surprise you. When we talk about supporting each other are we talking about supporting all Latinx or just those who agree with us? 

 

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February 11, 2020

Are you down for la causa now Cisneros?

Alisa Valdes- Rodriguez the author of Dirty Girls Social Club talks about her experience attempting to work with Susan Bergholz, Sandra Cisnero's book agent. Her book focuses on a group of women who met in college and they all happen to be Latinas. These women are complex but no, not all speak fluent Spanish. The name of the group was derived from one of the character's being called a "sucia" by her parents because she wanted to live in the dorms at college. This is a story I know very well, my older sister basically had to trick my parents into letting her stay in the dorms at college. 

Valdes-Rodriguez talks about her blog post where she reflected on her first hand experience with Cisnero's and Maria Hinojosa which may surprise you. When we talk about supporting each other are we talking about supporting all Latinx or just those who agree with us? 

 

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February 3, 2020

A career in acting with Marlene Forte

Marlene Forte has had a long career in acting with roles in Dallas, Real Women Have Curves and most recently Knives Out. She gives great insight on what it means to be a career actress verse just becoming famous.

She is a Cuban immigrant who grew up going to Catholic school, got married and had a child at a young age. All the while with a deep desire to become an actress. She gives great insight on what it means to be a career actress. 

 

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January 28, 2020

Asking for a raise, advice from a HipLatina.

Welcome to part 2 of my interview with the Editor-in-Chief of HipLatina Mariela Rosario. We talk about her proudest moments with HipLatina and the Latina wage gap. Latina business owners are a growing group but what are we doing as a community to support those businesses? Rosario talks about her 2019 New Years resolution of only consuming media created by women of color. So why can't we take our dollars and redirect them to Latinx businesses. She also gives advice to fellow Latinas on ways to go about asking for raises! She also gives advice to fellow Latinas on ways to go about asking for raises! 

 

Ways to help Puerto Rico!

 

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January 20, 2020

Universal income a Martin Luther King Jr. dream and our future.

Andrew Yang is one of the several Democratic nominees for President of the United States. While the race is still on, Yang has reintroduced Universal Basic Income. This is something formally known as Guaranteed Annual Income and was presented by Martin Luther King Jr.

 

This podcast episode is not an official endorsement of Andrew Yang but it is a look at a concept that may very well lie in our futures. Randy Zuniga and I speak about Yang's proposal and what this looks like for the future of our country.

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January 13, 2020

Growing up a Hip Latina Pt. 1

Today’s guest is Mariela rosario the editor in chief for HipLatina.We discuss growing up Latina in the US and how different that looks for all of us. She is Puerto Rican and was actually just on the island for the holidays, I’m glad to say she is safely back home. Our conversation was so good that it’s a two parter! The second part of the interview will be coming out week after next. But for today, I hope you enjoy this one!

 

Ways to help Puerto Rico!

 

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January 6, 2020

Is it really a new year, new decade?

So many people have decided 2020 is their year! Whether it's changing jobs, chasing your dream or elevating to be your best self, a new year is alluring. It has the blessings of new beginnings but what do you do with it? Is a vision board enough to get you through the year?

October 28, 2019

Burnt to a crisp, let’s talk about burn out.

Hey, we haven't seen each other in a while and here is why, I've been burnt out. Managing stress for me has always been a challenge, I can usually handle all the spinning plates but all of that usually lands me with burnout

Days that I can only get myself to do what is required of me but not much else. It's this feel of rubber meeting the road. During my hiatus I wasn't sleeping very well which only added to my feeling of inadequacy. Stress management is my top priority from now on and I hope to share my journey with you. 

August 9, 2019

Weekly Roundup 8/9/19

In this weeks episode we commemorate the lives of those lost in the shootings in El Paso and Dayton. We also address the massive deportations that took place in Mississippi as well as how you can reach out and help those effected by ICE raids and the shootings. 

 

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August 2, 2019

Weekly Roundup 8/2/19

In this weeks episode we cover Tour de France winner Egan Bernal, a Colombian who is the youngest winner in 110 years. We also talk about some interesting architectural artwork in New Mexico, as well as the tragedy at Gilroy Garlic Festival. Puerto Rico's Ricardo Rossello has stepped down but who will Replace him?

Stay tuned till the end for a special contributor at the end, Candy Nairovy! @candysantana

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