Two Central American womxn looking to bridge BIPOC communities through the traumas and triumphs of living in diaspora. We share our truths, experiences and observations as L.A-raised Centro Americanxs and invite you to join us in this conversation. Grab some cafecito (or vinito) and sit with us as we explore all the beautiful differences and similarities, that make up our global community.
A love letter to the diaspora
After domestic terrorists stormed the capitol, we wanted to share some words of affirmation and love to our listeners.
Intersectional Masking: On Code Switching, Masking and Assimilation
Clara and Melo discuss different ways they’ve had to adapt to American/White culture as children of immigrants; clara shares her experience from a neurodivergent perspective; melody has a realization. CW: mental health, eating disorders, systemic racism, navigating predominantly white institutions, ableism, antiblackness and family dynamics
S1E9 Suicide En La Cultura
September is Suicide Prevention Month and to normalize and destigmatize the topic of suicide, we decide to talk about it! Join us as we navigate the impacts of generational trauma compounded with current events, what we wish we’d known and what we can do now to raise awareness and support our community.... CW: death, suicide, eating disorders, self-harm, childhood trauma
S1E8: Flipping the Script- A Look at Trauma Bonding
Join Melo and Clara as they unpack aspects of trauma bonding and its impact on relationships with others and the self. We apply a different perspective to trauma bonding and dive into how this application helps in healing, growth and resiliency. CW: family dynamics, eating disorders, body talk, daddy issues (yep!) and the pandemic
S1E7: Por Eso Estamos Como Estamos
Clara y Melo navigate generational trauma and the inherited fears of our ancestors; we discuss the parallels of the current political climate in the US and that of the civil war in ES/CentAm, how we process the emotions and new findings while finding joy in the midst of all the chaos and pain.
S1E6- Liberty and Justice for All?
Melo and Clara explore how 4th of July has manifested over the years for them, the connection to the BLM movement and the challenges they’ve faced in speaking their truth.