Latinx On The Rise is a podcast focusing on conversations with high achieving Latinx movers and shakers. Under the current political climate, the Latinx community continue to be relegated by being told what and who they are with little space to share perspective of our own stories. From queer identity to Afro-Latinidad we are constantly reminded there is little room for our stories to reach the masses. Latinx On The Rise has changed that landscape with representation of all kinds of Latinx- Americans across the country who are excited to share their achievements and hope to inspire listeners.
Not Your Typical Average Queen with Fernanda Kelly
Fernanda Kelly is a former Despierta America host turned fashion designer. Kelly is a passionate actress and clothing designer who shares empowering messages through her clothing.
So many people I know have been looking at their careers and following their passions. It‘s a scary choice to take a leap of faith into something you love to do but in the end it can be so rewarding. Kelly made clothing that not only says something but also expresses her own style. Personally, I am a t-shirt and jeans type of girl and what I love about NYTAQ is that it is made just for girls like me.
College Interrupted | Anthony Cuellar
Looking back at the very beginning of COVID we forget how much young people‘s lives were interrupted and shaken up. When University‘s moved completely online many student‘s were not satisfied with their schooling.
Anthony Cuellar talks about the affects COVID had on his students. From student‘s having to rent out hotel rooms in order to take finals to student‘s taking extra classes to end early.
The Great Resignation with Michelle Enjoli Beato
Listen, I know that I‘ve talked a lot about the Pandemics affects on our lives but let‘s be honest, it‘s been a whirlwind. After close to a year and a half of working from home people were able to take a step back and look at how their job treats them.
I know so many people that started seeking new job opportunities. I always hear that restaurants are desperate for workers, but I‘ve worked in restaurants quite a bit and it‘s a hard thankless job.
The Evacuation Catastrophe In Afghanistan
In this episode I talk about my beginnings with On The Rise Media and how much we've grown over the past year. I am so grateful for the growth I've had. It has been slow and steady but amazing strides.
I also speak about the chaotic exodus of American troops from Afghanistan. I spoke about the copy/paste way the US invades countries and then leaves them high and dry. Leaving Afghanistan could've been done better but instead we are leaving this country in worse shape than when we arrived.
Author J.L. Torres | Puerto Rico and Migrations
In today's episode we have former professor and author J.L. Torres. We speak quiet a bit about the Puerto Rican experience in regards to many things but especially to mirgration.
We also speak about his book with the same title and how migrating has been rooted in our civilization and culture. However, we also speak about the imperial legacy of the United States and the affect it has had on Latin American. To learn more about J.L Torres please visit his website at https://jltorreswriter.com/
Tragos The Game | Talking to the creator of Tragos, Carolina Acosta
Tragos is a card game inspired by cultura! Carolina Acosta is the brains behind the operation and she shared with us how she became an accidental entrepreneur.
How many times have you played "American" card games and don't know a what a word means or who the card is referencing. Even with Heads Up I've felt lost as to who or what I was describing. Tragos acknowledges we are fully bi-cultural and as Latinos we need something a little spunkier.