Writing the human experience

25Mar

Oliver Mayer is a play wright and USC Professor. He and I talk about his most recent play, Member's Only a follow up to Blade To The Heat a story about a boxer who came out in the 50s. Member's Only revisits Pedro Quinn as he is guiding a female boxer through the challenges of being a woman in the sport. 

We talk about the college admission scandal and I get his reaction as a faculty member at USC. 

 

 

Fear is the other side of Excitement!

18Mar

We're always trying to get everything done but somehow the day gets ahead of us and we didn't get as far as we wanted. Lizza Monet Morales an actress, host and best-selling author. She and I talk about some methods to attack that todo list. We talk about her upcoming book The Word Diet because the most important meal of the day is the word we feed ourselves. We're often concentrating on how we talk to others but how often do we think about how we talk to ourselves. 

 

In Lizza's research for her book she has identified specific words that women and more importantly women of color use. Some being, "Excuse me, I'm sorry and just." We are constantly fighting to embrace our identity and words have to go into that embrace. I hope you enjoy this episode! 

 

 

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Money and Marriage

11Mar

Brenda Gonzalez is a nonprofit capacity builder and the co-creator and co-host of Tamarindo Podcast. We talk about money and marriage. I don’t often delve into the beginnings of my relationship but it was fun to share our stories of the beginning of our relationships! She also brings up changes happening with Tamarindo Podcast.

We propose and life disposes

4Mar

Davina Ferreira is the founder and CEO of Alegria Magazine, a bilingual magazine. She and I discuss the path we think we’re going on and then the path that life actually takes us on. It’s important to be flexible with our dreams because we never know what that road to finding our own version of success will look like. Life gets complicated but there must be trust that the hard work we are putting in will result in dreams coming true.

 

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Hearing Our Voices

25Feb

We all know the big black and brown names in history from Frederick Douglass to Cesar Chavez but the truth is those two don't even scratch the surface of the heros in our communities. Luc Cudet, Alejandro Gonzalez and Travis Hatcher together created Abantu Audio a forthcoming APP and current intersectional book distributor. 

Growing up I didn't know much about my Latinx American history until I paid extra for it in college. It was only at that point that I really knew those who paved the path. Abantu Audio has been working to not only bring our stories to curriculums in universities with hopes of eventually reaching younger audiences. The audio books they offer are read in the voice's of black and brown actors who better to tell our stories.  

 

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Online Organizing

18Feb

These days, we can easily be concerned all the time about our current social and political situation. Sara Mora, an activist and social media influencer, and I talk about getting focused and educated on one issue and championing that. We also talk about her experience in San Diego and sustainable change. 

 

 

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Closet Therapy NOT the Marie Kondo method

11Feb

We’ve all seen or heard about Marie Kondo’s method but let’s be realistic holding something and asking if it brings us joy isn’t enough. By disposing of mountains of clothes we are just adding to pollution in the environment.

Ana Karina Da Silva and I talk about methods to clean out our closets, swap clothes with friends and stop impulse buying.

 

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The art of letting go!

4Feb

I had the pleasure of talking with Christina Medina, music supervisor for Jimmy Kimmel Live. We all have dreams in our life that we put our full weight behind. Working in late night was Christina’s. However, when those dreams don't work out exactly as we saw them, it’s hard to let go. Christina and I talk about showing up, being prepared and letting go.

The ability to let go and accept what does not come our way the first time, opens us up to the opportunity it will come back to us.

We also chat about being first generation and her parents reaction to her working in entertainment. It’s always a cute experience to try to explain exactly what you do to parents, especially when there is a cultural difference.

 

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“Life is not a self improvement project”

30Jan

Christopher Rivas and I talk about the process of allow ourselves to feel. While it's amazing to scroll through a million positive and empowering memes, where is the room for the rest of it? The days that we feel like we need to be empathized with. Christopher wonders if, "we're drowning in positivity?" As we're writing down our goals for this new year, let's leave room to check in with ourselves. 

 

 

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Keep it Simple Silly!

23Jan

Today I interview my dear friend Yvonne Nieves, a spiritual wholeness practitioner, instructor and coach. I have worked with her and the akashic records for a few years now. She is my Reiki Guru and a great one at that. We talk about some rituals you could be doing to improve your energy for 2019. Clear out the old that is not working and open yourself up to the new.

 

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