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.

July 22, 2019

Ni gorditas, ni flaquitas, sólo sanitas!

I sat down with Justina Adorno, one of the stars of ABC's new show, Grand Hotel produced by Eva Longoria. The first episode struck a very personal cord with me when Justina's character is called, "Gordita." There are so many words in our culture that are meant to be compliments but some have lasting negative affect. We also talk about Grand Hotel and the expansion of Latinx roles. Grand Hotel does a great job of showing natural diversity, if you can believe it, it's almost like real life. I joke, but many TV shows seem to be forcing diversity these days with no commitment to the characters. This show puts the characters front and center, their ethnicity is an after thought.  

 

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July 19, 2019

Weekly Roundup 7/19/19

In This Weeks roundup we discuss the racist tweets Trump directed at four US congress women as well as taking a deeper look into the turmoil that is continuing to go on in Puerto Rico. Pressure from Puerto Ricans and protesters alike is mounting and many are calling for the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rossello. 

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July 12, 2019

Weekly Roundup 7/12/19

In this weeks episode of the Weekly Roundup we cover Alexander Acosta's involvement in the Epstein scandal, allegations of abuse in an Arizona detention center, and recap the heart breaking testimony of Yazmin Juarez. Juarez lost her two year old daughter to a respiratory infection while being detained in a detention facility. We also shed light on the deaths of Yimi Alexis Balderramos-Torres and Johana Medina Leon who both died in detention facilities. 

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July 9, 2019

Autism Habla

Yuri Maldonado and I speak about her 11 year old son who was diagnosed with autism 8 years ago. The Latinx community is one of the most under-diagnosed communities due to language barriers and health care. Latinx are being tested for autism at a 10 percent rate, many people do not find out they themselves are on The Spectrum until they have children. Services are also determined on a state by state basis. Many Latinx are insured through Medicare which does not always cover the costs of ABA, Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy. 

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July 1, 2019

Joe Biden a beast of burden

In 2014, Lucy Flores was the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor in Nevada and Joe Biden, then Vice President, came out to a rally in support of her. In this episode Flores talks about Biden's behavior that can only be described as a violation of personal space and inappropriate. Stories of "Creepy Joe Biden" are a dime a dozen but the real issue is the fact that Vice President Biden doesn't apologize or change his behavior. There are layers to inappropriate behavior against women from the "ayo ma," comments to being followed for blocks or being cornered in a parking lot. The stories are endless and escalate. 

 

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June 17, 2019

Be The Tallest Poppy

Harry Lopez, a personal and professional coach, as well as the founder of Impact Latinx Academy. His past as a school teacher and a teaching coach lead him to his career. He is a source of support for professionals who maybe holding themselves back from their greatest potential. We also talk about our experiences at We All Grow's wellness day. We both did a past life regression and a meeting of our spirit guides. We touch a bit about the coaching he has received and an obituary he had to write. Become a Patreon for $1 and get that extra audio! 

 

 

 

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May 28, 2019

Too Damn Young

Vivian Nuñez a writer and founder of Too Damn Young, a resource for those who are going through the grieving process. We chat about the impact and change that can happen when you lose someone you love. Grief is a difficult process to navigate especially as a young adult. Too Damn Young has resources to aid the grieving process, everything from how to handle the holidays after losing a loved one to how writing about them can help keep their memory alive. 

 

 

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May 23, 2019

One year anniversary!

Thank you to all of the listeners for coming along this journey with me! I cannot wait to bring some more amazing content for you! 

 

 

 

May 6, 2019

Tata Rambo an American Hero

This week's episode is with Henry Barajas, a journalist and comic book writer. He currently has a kick starter going for his future graphic novel La Voz De M.A.Y.O. In his novel he explores his grandfather's legacy as a WWII vet but also as an activist fighting for Native American rights. There is so much of our history that is left out of the conversation. It's our responsibility to tell our histories for future generations. 

 

 

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April 29, 2019

What would Carrie do?

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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