24 episodes

This podcast discusses a plethora of important issues that we need to discuss and dissect as a society so as to alter, challenge, and improve these issues that primarily affect marginalized communities and even privileged communities in subtle and overt ways. We need to heal as a collective and de-colonize the system from which we operate within.  Let’s talk about the taboo, the uncomfortable, the harsh, the gritty and the beauty and healing to be found in it all.

Getting Gritty with Andre‪a‬ A.I. Ramos

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This podcast discusses a plethora of important issues that we need to discuss and dissect as a society so as to alter, challenge, and improve these issues that primarily affect marginalized communities and even privileged communities in subtle and overt ways. We need to heal as a collective and de-colonize the system from which we operate within.  Let’s talk about the taboo, the uncomfortable, the harsh, the gritty and the beauty and healing to be found in it all.

    The Big Scary Virus Pt.2 and How Covid Affected the Holidays

    The Big Scary Virus Pt.2 and How Covid Affected the Holidays

    Guest: Brittney Marie. Brittney is a poet and author of The Big Scary Virus. You can follow and find more information on her children's book and upcoming projects via Instagram and the book website. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebigscaryvirus/, https://www.instagram.com/b.me.media/, https://www.instagram.com/brittneymari3/. Website: https://www.thebigscaryvirus.com/1

    Back again and talking about the wonderful and informative children's book written by Brittney and its necessity in your household. We discuss how Halloween changed this year and how we think Christmas will be. We reveal a sneak-peek into another episode where we will talk about our Covid weddings and how this unique experience has been.

    • 29 min
    Eating Disorders

    Eating Disorders

    Guest: Abel. They are a Wiccan, an actor/playwright, and Kink enthusiast. We discuss their experience and issues with an eating disorder so that we can take the stigma off this topic and see what its really like, at least from one perspective. This is not to generalize but understand and try and learn to be supportive (rather than demonize or belittle those suffering) as well. 

    Trigger warning for those who are recovering or still struggling. 

    • 48 min
    The Big Scary Virus

    The Big Scary Virus

    Guest: Brittney Marie. Poet and author of The Big Scary Virus. This book is "The Big Scary Virus is an illustrated early reader children’s book. It’s a children’s book for children and parents to help them feel connected, seen, and cope during the Coronavirus. The main character is 8 years old and a member of the family is an essential worker. All profits from the book will be used to donate more books to places in need. We’re all in this together". You can purchase and learn more about Brittney and this wonderful book on their website https://www.thebigscaryvirus.com and follow on Instagram and Facebook @thebigscaryvirus. 

    • 26 min
    Latinx Stigmas

    Latinx Stigmas

    Guest: Millenial Amor. Follow them on IG: millenialamor.  We discuss the stigmas latinas and latinx folx have faced for years in society, media, and on personal levels. 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    LGBTQ Identities

    LGBTQ Identities

    Guest: Mac. Mac is a queer non-binary spoken poet. They've been writing for about 9 years now. Their handles are: IG @macthemilkdud, Twitter Macanne_!  We discuss LGTBQ identities and Mac's experience growing up and struggling with their own and dealing with family and friends. Share this episode with others you think might find it useful or could learn more about this topic to gain more compassion and awareness. 

    • 51 min
    Poetry Reading

    Poetry Reading

    Guest: Hailee. Today's episode is a special poetry reading with Hailee, follow her on instagram @thehaileeb_ and @facebyhailee where she does beautiful makeup looks. Share this episode with other poetry lovers!

    Trigger warning: topics such ad domestic violence and more is discussed.

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

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Dhrbckwl ,

A very informative series!

This podcast is an insightful look into traumas, recovery, and improvement on the other side. If you or someone you know struggles with or has been through trauma, please encourage them to give it a listen!

@JVazquez_poetry ,

Powerful, Real, and Raw

Andrea Ramos is an amazing poet and writer! I had the pleasure of reading her poetry book “Gritty” which is just a raw piece of her heart! Her writing is so personal, honest, vulnerable yet conveys incredible strength and bravery. Let’s Get Gritty invites you to relate and connect on a personal “Gritty” level. Her message is so important and will bring empowerment and healing to anyone who encounters it!"

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