21 episodes

My Immigrant Life is dedicate to humanize and uplift immigrants. In this podcast, immigrants share their journeys and struggles. We will also showcase the rise and empowerment of first/second generation Americans.

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My Immigrant Life is dedicate to humanize and uplift immigrants. In this podcast, immigrants share their journeys and struggles. We will also showcase the rise and empowerment of first/second generation Americans.

    19 Captive in the Land of the Free

    19 Captive in the Land of the Free

    Imagine arriving in New York, seeing tall buildings, experiencing everything wonderful that you pictured America to be based on what you saw on TV. The houses, the cars, the stores. Only to feel captive in the country of freedom. This is the story of many immigrant women who are brought to this country with the promise of a better life but find themselves in a story much different than they pictured. Join us on this episode with Veronica Aguirre Davis in her story of recognizing her right to be in this country and finding her power and freedom again! 

    No matter your immigration status, domestic violence is against the law. If you or anyone you know is in an abusive relationship please visit the sites listed below for more information on how you can get help.

    https://casadeesperanza.org/
    https://www.thehotline.org/
    https://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/

    Follow us on Instagram
    @MyImmigrantLifePodcast
    Guest: Veronica Aguirre Davis @podsoundschool

    To submit your story or be a guest on the show please send us an email at sharemystory@myimmigrantlife.com

    • 45 min
    18 Misguided Hatred

    18 Misguided Hatred

    Over the past few years, racism has seemed to increase in America. From online bulling, to controversial comments by politicians, and to mass shootings targeting specific ethnic and racial groups. Racism, to some seems, to have become an epidemic. However, for some people, racism isn’t new. It is something they have dealt with since they were young. They grow up with being called names and may have been in physical danger just because of the color on their skin or where they were born. 
    Our guest, Luis Carazo, experience racism while growing up. However, he has managed to stay positive and has forgiven those who have hurt him.  On this episode of My Immigrant Life, Luis shares how he has stay positive through all his hardships and how we can create a world where misguided hatred minimized.  

    • 52 min
    17 Wait, This is America?

    17 Wait, This is America?

    Rose, moved from the Philippines as a teenager to live with her father in America. Growing up in the Philippines she knew she was poor and believed that in America, her father had a rich life. However upon arrival she shortly realized that she was in the same situation she was back home. Rose takes us on her immigration journey from a little girl in the Philippines moving from place to place just trying to survive to starting over in America with her father, her stepmother and half siblings.

    Writers: Maira Hernandez, Erica Hernandez
    Producer and Editor: Erica Hernandez
    Guest: Rose Castorillo

    Follow us on Instagram:
    @myimmigrantlifepodcast

    To submit your story please email us at sharemystory@myimmigrantlife.com

    • 56 min
    16 Interview with a 2020 California State Senate Candidate

    16 Interview with a 2020 California State Senate Candidate

    Maria Cadenas is 2020 California State Senate Candidate for district 17 sits with host Erica Hernandez. She shares here immigration story, why she decided to run for senate, and gives more information about her campaign and the big issues she is focusing on.

    District 17 covers all of Santa Cruz County, all of San Luis
    Obispo County, part Monterey County, and part Santa Clara county (including
    cities like Gilory, Morgan Hill, and some parts of San Jose)


    To learn more about Maria Cadenas visit her website https://www.maria2020.com/

    • 37 min
    A Fish out of Water

    A Fish out of Water

    Today, guest Christie Lazo, describes how being one of the few or the only Latina in her community made her feel like a fish out of water.
    Follow us on Instagram:Guest: @vidawithchristie
    Host: @thee_erica_hernandez
    Podcast: @myimmigrantlifepodcast
    To be a guest on the podcast please send an email to sharemystory@myimmigrantlife.com

    • 15 sec
    Real Talk

    Real Talk

    On this episode host Erica Hernandez gets real. She shares why she started this podcast. Talks about a post she recently made on Instagram regarding the how the silence of struggles can stale change, and share a racial experience her friend and coworker went through.
    Part 1: My Immigrant Life's Birth Story
    Part 2: The Instagram Post
    Part 3: A Neighbors Hate
    Follow us on Instagram: @myimmigrantlifepodcast
    Host: @thee_erica_hernandez
    For story submissions and to guest bookings please send us an email at sharemystory@myimmigrantlife.com

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