The Wine & Chisme Podcast was created to share the stories of everyday people doing extraordinary things to serve their community. Our host, Jessica Yañez brings her love for wine and passion for storytelling together to highlight the stories that need to be told in communities of color. Chisme (Spanish for gossip) comes from the interviewees themselves as they "spill the wine" on their own terms. So grab a glass of wine and join us for the new Wednesday. #WineAndChismeWednesday
Learning to Take Up Space
Cole shares her story of growing up "blessed" in a suburb of Dallas, TX and how she saw the dynamics change dramatically from elementary to high school. She speaks on how finding her history has allowed her to connect with her son in a new way and want him to know his African roots as well.
Overcoming Abuse and Beating the Odds
Rocky Kandola opens up about his traumatic childhood where he suffered emotional and physical abuse. He also discusses his experience with selling and abusing alcohol and drugs which eventually led him to be arrested, convicted and sent to prison and how his move to India after he got out changed the trajectory of his life forever.
WARNING: This episode deals with mental, physical abuse as well as drug use and could be triggering.
Becoming El Cholos Kid with Daisy Romero
Daisy and I go off the rails and not only discuss how she become El Cholos Kid but her trademark 'chongo' or bun. Her humor and our ridiculousness kept me laughing not only throughout our interview but as I went back to edit this episode as well
Millennial. African. Immigrant. Her story.
Fefe and I discuss everything from her perspective on being black in American without the weight of slavery, to the racial, ethnic and religious disparities in this country and how her views have changed as she has gotten older.
Religion, Faith and Trump
Francesca is also a former staunch conservative and recovering Trump supporter. We discuss her 7th generation Texas roots, how religion influenced her life and how she went from voting Republican for 12 years (yes, including Trump) to a progressive who believes in using her voice for social equity and justice.
Navigating Home School During COVID
We have another first as this episode is especially for the parents, guardians and caregivers of school age children and teens. In this episode, I first speak with Brenda Martinez to discuss the best way to support students in elementary and middle school. I also speak with Ruby Chavez, a high school counselor on how to best support your high school student.