What would Carrie do?

29Apr

Curly Velasquez and I talk about spirituality, leaning into our bruja intuitions and how that can assist self-love. We talk about our struggles with alcohol and drugs and it's connection to spirituality. Something, I personally have struggle with in the past. I have recently attempted to be sober but to be honest, it hasn't worked out. It is something I am considering going back to. 

 

We also talk about creating Latino content and the role the audience plays. 

 

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Interracial Marriage

22Apr

Kimberly Erickson and I share something very interesting in common, we're both in interracial marriages. It's something we take for granted now but interracial marriages have only been legal for 52 years. We talk about the joy of sharing our culture and traditions with our significant other. As well as, the challenges that come with simple differences. She also shares her experience growing up and learning to embrace her Latinidad in Minnesota. 

 

 

The legacy of Sylvia Rivera

8Apr

Samy Nemir Olivares and I talk about the legacy left by Sylvia Rivera, a transgender activist who dedicated her life to helping gay and transgender youth. 

She was a part of the Stonewall Riots that was a six day protest against law enforcement. She was one of the founders of STAR, Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, which helped aid homeless and jailed gay and transgendered youth. 

She also famously took the microphone during a 1973 gay pride parade, where she called out the crowd for their privileged position. Sylvia was completely ahead of her time and a a fundamental part of the gay and transgender fight for equality. 

 

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