Category: Society & Culture

Latinx On The Rise is a podcast focusing on conversations with high achieving Latinx movers and shakers. Under the current political climate, the Latinx community continue to be relegated by being told what and who they are with little space to share perspective of our own stories. From queer identity to Afro-Latinidad we are constantly reminded there is little room for our stories to reach the masses. Latinx On The Rise has changed that landscape with representation of all kinds of Latinx- Americans across the country who are excited to share their achievements and hope to inspire listeners.

September 24, 2021

Can we recognize Latinos all year? Okay, thanks.

I'm on the brink of turning 32 and I have to tell you that has given me a social media mid-life crisis. I'm not interested in the dead end awareness social media brings us. I understand that having Latinx History month is important but I think that I'm coming to a point where I want more from Latinx History month. Maybe I am extreme but maybe giving asylum to Latinos for the month or literally anything that has genuine impact on our community verse a picture of JLO. Idk I'm going a little stir crazy with the limitations social media bring to actual awareness. 


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September 17, 2021

Not Your Typical Average Queen with Fernanda Kelly

Fernanda Kelly is a former Despierta America host turned fashion designer. Kelly is a passionate actress and clothing designer who shares empowering messages through her clothing. 

So many people I know have been looking at their careers and following their passions. It's a scary choice to take a leap of faith into something you love to do but in the end it can be so rewarding. Kelly made clothing that not only says something but also expresses her own style. Personally, I am a t-shirt and jeans type of girl and what I love about NYTAQ is that it is made just for girls like me. 


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September 10, 2021

College Interrupted | Anthony Cuellar

Looking back at the very beginning of COVID we forget how much young people's lives were interrupted and shaken up. When University's moved completely online many student's were not satisfied with their schooling. 

Anthony Cuellar talks about the affects COVID had on his students. From student's having to rent out hotel rooms in order to take finals to student's taking extra classes to end early. 


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September 3, 2021

The Great Resignation with Michelle Enjoli Beato

Listen, I know that I've talked a lot about the Pandemics affects on our lives but let's be honest, it's been a whirlwind. After close to a year and a half of working from home people were able to take a step back and look at how their job treats them. 

I know so many people that started seeking new job opportunities. I always hear that restaurants are desperate for workers, but I've worked in restaurants quite a bit and it's a hard thankless job. 

I speak to career coach Michelle Enjoli Beato about the changing workforce. 



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August 21, 2021

The Evacuation Catastrophe In Afghanistan

In this episode I talk about my beginnings with On The Rise Media and how much we've grown over the past year. I am so grateful for the growth I've had. It has been slow and steady but amazing strides. 


I also speak about the chaotic exodus of American troops from Afghanistan. I spoke about the copy/paste way the US invades countries and then leaves them high and dry. Leaving Afghanistan could've been done better but instead we are leaving this country in worse shape than when we arrived. 


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August 6, 2021

Author J.L. Torres | Puerto Rico and Migrations

In today's episode we have former professor and author J.L. Torres. We speak quiet a bit about the Puerto Rican experience in regards to many things but especially to mirgration. 


We also speak about his book with the same title and how migrating has been rooted in our civilization and culture. However, we also speak about the imperial legacy of the United States and the affect it has had on Latin American. To learn more about J.L Torres please visit his website at


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July 30, 2021

Tragos The Game | Talking to the creator of Tragos, Carolina Acosta

Tragos is a card game inspired by cultura! Carolina Acosta is the brains behind the operation and she shared with us how she became an accidental entrepreneur. 

How many times have you played "American" card games and don't know a what a word means or who the card is referencing. Even with Heads Up I've felt lost as to who or what I was describing. Tragos acknowledges we are fully bi-cultural and as Latinos we need something a little spunkier.  


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July 23, 2021

Award winning healthcare is Radical Healthcare

Why is it that knowledge about healthcare is radical? There are huge inequities in healthcare, something that was exhasterbated and fully exposed during COVID. However, Ivelyse Andino saw this writing on the wall far before COVID. 


She created Radical Health, the first Latina-owned-and-operated Benefit Corp in NYC. Radical Health gives an underserved community the tools to navigate the often confusing world of healthcare. 


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July 16, 2021

The Apology Project with Jeanette Escudero

In today's episode I spoke to Jeanette Escudero an employment lawyer in Florida and author of The Apology Project. "Doing it all," is a societal pressure inflicted on women. Some how, we just follow along, putting the pressure of the world on our shoulders. 

We speak about her book, The Apology Project, it's a novel about Amelia Montgomery a Chicago litigator who is all work. However, she is conflicted when one of her cases means compromising her principles. From this point comes an internal change that takes Amelia on a journey. 


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July 9, 2021

When The Child Becomes The Parent | Update On Family Separation

Last week I took a last minute trip to Chicago to help my dad move out of our childhood home. It was an emotionally difficult trip because my dad and uncles built the house. So many little things around the house were handcrafted by my dad. My mom decorated every corner of the house, so to take down curtains and move furniture out was sad. 

In other news, political analysts are trying to figure out why Trump did 10 points better with Latinos in 2020 than in 2016. This sort of bewildered reaction annoys me sometimes because we are not a monolith! 

My theory is that Democrats are alot of talk and not alot of action. I, myself am a Democrat but I am also extremely judgmental. Families still remain separated at the border and this new administration just plays the blame game. I'm not entirely interested in who is blame. I know that already. But what I am interested in is families being reunited. The remaining separated parents total 368! This is outrageous! Not to mention that, 275 of those parents are believed to be deported. However, the Trump Administration didn't do a good job of keeping track of parents to children so The US has no idea whether these 275 parents have reunited with their children! 


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