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Real-life scenarios and practical, professional advice for adult children of immigrants on talking to our parents about stuff that’s taboo to them.

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Real-life scenarios and practical, professional advice for adult children of immigrants on talking to our parents about stuff that’s taboo to them.

    Mom Has to Teach Grandparents to Accept Her Son's Difference

    Mom Has to Teach Grandparents to Accept Her Son's Difference

    Daniella and her husband have a young son they think might be on the autism spectrum or have developmental delays. Her parents have a hard time overcoming outdated stigmas about cognitive differences. And a pediatrician who studies healthcare in Latino communities speaks with Juleyka about how to support loved ones who are different.
    Our expert this week is Dr. Katharine Zuckerman, a primary care pediatrician and an associate professor at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. She recommends the CDC's Milestone Tracker and the Autism Self Advocacy Network as resources for parents. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to Dad's Mental Illness, On His Terms, and When They Want a Wedding and Grandchildren But You Are Not Ready.
    We’d love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to hello@talktomamipapi.com. You might be on a future episode! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram at @TalkToMamiPapi and email us at hello@talktomamipapi.com. And subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts.

    • 22 min
    Still Yearning for His Father's Love

    Still Yearning for His Father's Love

    Growing up, Jeo was never very close to his dad. As an adult, he wants to know him better, to learn about his past and have a real relationship with him. But it’s hard to get him to open up. And, an expert in adolescent development in immigrant communities helps explain the disconnect.
    Our expert this week is William Perez, professor in the School of Education at Loyola Marymount University. Learn more about his work here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to At Home, Being an Adult is Testing Parental Limits, and When Helping Leaves You Feeling Bad After.
    We’d love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to hello@talktomamipapi.com. You might be on a future episode! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram at @TalkToMamiPapi and email us at hello@talktomamipapi.com. And subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts

    • 18 min
    When Mamí Doesn't 'See' Economic Inequality

    When Mamí Doesn't 'See' Economic Inequality

    Carlos is hyper-aware of wealth inequality and issues of access in the U.S., and is puzzled by his immigrant mother's conservative views, especially since she had to sacrifice so much for her family––and for him. And, a political science professor provides some needed context.
    Our expert this week is Eduardo Gamarra, Professor of Politcal Science at Florida International University. Learn more about his work here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to Dad Denies Systemic Racism, and A Historical Wound He's Trying to Understand.
    We’d love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to hello@talktomamipapi.com. You might be on a future episode! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram at @TalkToMamiPapi and email us at hello@talktomamipapi.com. And subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts

    • 16 min
    When They Want a Wedding and Grandchildren, But You’re Not Ready

    When They Want a Wedding and Grandchildren, But You’re Not Ready

    Nathalie’s mother and grandmother want her to be happy. But their idea of happiness for her includes getting married and having kids—not at all what she wants for herself. But they bring it up all the time. And a writer dispels the myths around being single, and shares her advice for handling this particular type of family pressure.
    Our expert this week is writer, speaker and creative professional Acamea Deadwiler. Learn more about her work here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to My Divorce, My Parents, And Me, and Telling Them I'm Moving In With Boyfriend.
    We’d love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to hello@talktomamipapi.com. You might be on a future episode! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram at @TalkToMamiPapi and email us at hello@talktomamipapi.com. And subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts
     

    • 17 min
    When Familism Hurts

    When Familism Hurts

    Ody's grandmother lived with her family when she was growing up. The expectation of always putting family first created a toxic environment due to emotional abuse from her grandmother, whom she suspects may have had a mental illness. An expert on Latino cultural values breaks down the concept of familism and how it shapes the dynamics at home.
    Our expert this week is Gabriela Levis Stein, Associate Professor of Psychology at University of North Carolina in Greensboro. Learn more about her lab here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to When Mamí and Papí Fight, and Papí and I Don't Talk, We Argue.
    We’d love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to hello@talktomamipapi.com. You might be on a future episode! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram at @TalkToMamiPapi and email us at hello@talktomamipapi.com. And subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts

    • 20 min
    Coming Out to My Family

    Coming Out to My Family

    Rafe grew up feeling very loved, but also feeling very different. In his teen years, he began to understand he was gay, but it took a while to open up, and to talk about a traumatic experience. A licensed clinical social worker who specializes in supporting QTBIPOC clients speaks with Juleyka about how we can all show up for our loved ones. 
    This episode discusses troubling details, involving violence. Some listeners may find it disturbing.  
    Our expert this week is Alina Maria Tello-Cordon, a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Washington, currently working on a PhD in Clinical Sexology with concentrations in Transgender Health and Kink Conscious Therapy from the International Institute of Clinical Sexology. Learn more about her practice here. Below is a list of resources Alina recommends:

    RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization.
    National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 

    Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization connecting trans people to community, support, and resources.
    Hotline: 1-877-565-8860  Hotline

     The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people under 25.

    It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect LGBTQ youth around the globe.
    The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
    This is a great resource for identifying mental health resources for Queer and Trans people of Color.

    Covenant House is an LGBTQIA+ affirming youth shelter that has locations across the U.S.

    The National Runaway Safeline provides advice and assistance to runaways, including resources, shelter, transportation, assistance in finding counseling, and transitioning back to home life. 
    1800-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929)

    The True Colors Fund is working to end homelessness among LGBTQ youth, creating a world in which all young people can be their true selves. They run a database of service providers.

    Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment.

    PFLAG provides support, information, and resources for LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies.

    If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to She's Stuck in a Family Triangle and When Mamí Grieves Different Than You. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to When Mamí and Papí Fight and My Divorce, My Parents, and Me.
    We’d love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to hello@talktomamipapi.com. You might be on a future episode! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram at @TalkToMamiPapi and email us at hello@talktomamipapi.com. And subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts.

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