53 episodes

Hella Latin@ is a platform for Latinos to tell their story and share all the unique, emotional and empowering experiences that come with being both Latin@ and a first-generation American.

My hope is to show the beauty in our many cultures and create a space for vulnerable conversations. So go grab your cafesito and semita! And get ready to laugh, learn, and be inspired by our community every week.

Hella Latin‪@‬ Odalys Jasmine

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 57 Ratings

Hella Latin@ is a platform for Latinos to tell their story and share all the unique, emotional and empowering experiences that come with being both Latin@ and a first-generation American.

My hope is to show the beauty in our many cultures and create a space for vulnerable conversations. So go grab your cafesito and semita! And get ready to laugh, learn, and be inspired by our community every week.

    How I Linked [IN] to my identity

    How I Linked [IN] to my identity

    This episode is FULL of laughs, story, and inspiration. In this episode, Colin talks about feeling "like a white kid with a last name Espinales" his whole life to then being embraced by LinkedIn's Latino ERG, and digging into his Ecuadorian culture through his Father's stories. He simultaneously walks us through that difficult and often dispiriting journey in landing your dream career.  


    A little backstory: Colin Espinales moved to Chicago from Oklahoma in 2008 with two suitcases and a theater degree. After performing improv around the city, he began to focus on his next phase in life, which led him from waiting tables to customer support to client management and now, to program manager for LinkedIn's Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging team, focusing on professional development for members of underrepresented communities. You can find Colin exploring his beautiful city of Chicago still 13 years later, playing with his two sons, gardening and connecting with others to learn their stories and amplify and uplift one another.


    Connect with Colin on Twitter @ColinEspinales and find him on LinkedIn.


    For updates on Hella Latin@ episodes, follow me @hellalatinopodcast on Instagram and connect with me on LinkedIn. More at odalysjasmine.com.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    ¿Como Puedes? Porque Soy Mujer

    ¿Como Puedes? Porque Soy Mujer

    Fernanda Kelly's successful 20-year career as an actress and television presenter in the US Hispanic market earned her two Emmy awards and three Telly awards for her work as the host of the critically acclaimed show, LAnzate on Univision network.


    In 2018, Fernanda expanded her career as an entrepreneur in the fashion industry to further express her passion for celebrating individuality. This is where NYTAQ was born, a clothing brand that honors her love for the arts and connecting with female artists who make one-of-a-kind pieces that depict empowerment, strength, and embracing uniqueness. NYTAQ has previously been featured on Despierta América show on Univision Network, Grow with Google webinar, Insightful Babes podcast, and SD Voyager magazine.


    Fernanda grew up as a border girl, being raised across Tijuana and San Diego. In this episode, she talks about that upbringing and also talks about her journey in pursuing her passion. Y nos cuenta de todo—the ups, the downs, the triumphs, and even the ugly side of entertainment. 


    Connect with Fernanda on IG @fernandakellyyy and LinkedIn. Also check out NYTAQ on IG @shopnytaq and via website at nytaq.com.


    For updates on Hella Latin@ episodes, follow me @hellalatinopodcast on Instagram and connect with me on LinkedIn. More at odalysjasmine.com.

    • 1 hr
    The Nuyorican Experience

    The Nuyorican Experience

    Nestor Melendez is a proud Nuyorican/Boricua, born and raised in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Knights podcast co-host is part jack-of-all-trades, part philosophizer, part rebel, and a professional educator who is focused on having conversations that remind people of who they were, who they are and who they could become. In this episode, Nes gives us a little history lesson on Puerto Rico and its relationship with the U.S. and its Caribbean neighbors, and he ends with what identity/Latinidad truly encapsulates. At the end, he also gives us a much-needed bendición.


    Connect with Nes on IG @a_tribe_called_nes or on LinkedIn, and check out his podcast on IG @bknypodcast.


    ICYMI, get your 15% off Tragos game by using HellaLatina at checkout. Check out Tragos on all social media platforms @tragosgame.


    For updates on Hella Latin@ episodes, follow me @hellalatinopodcast on Instagram and connect with me on LinkedIn. More at odalysjasmine.com.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Tragos: A Game Para Latinos

    Tragos: A Game Para Latinos

    Carolina Acosta is Colombian-Dominican mujeron from Queens who created and is now CEO of Tragos, the party game for Latinos by Latinos. She was recently included in Forbes 30 Under 30 class of 2021 for the creation of this game. And it all started after working with her partner, John Lim, to launch Azn Flush – the Asian card game equivalent to Tragos. Carolina then launched Tragos in 2019 to build a product that spoke to her identity as a US-born Latina. Tragos is currently the #1 party card game for Latinos and has raised over $20,000 for community driven organizations such as Black Lives Matter, Helping Hands of Puerto Rico, The Immigrant Worker Safety Net Fund, and more. 


    Get your 15% off Tragos game by using HellaLatina at checkout. Check out Tragos on all social media platforms @tragosgame.


    For updates on Hella Latin@ episodes, follow me @OdalysJasmine on Twitter, @hellalatinopodcast on Instagram and connect with me on LinkedIn. More at odalysjasmine.com.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    A New Breed of Latinos

    A New Breed of Latinos

    Gabriel Lomeli is a first-generation Mexican-American from Stockton, California and let me tell y'all, he spills so much wisdom in this episode. He talks about designing your own path toward success, and moving from travieso mistakes and heartbreak to pandemic power moves.


    Gabe has over 10 years of strategic partnership, media production, and instructional design experience. After graduating from San Jose State University, he began his career as a music video producer and editor in the Hip-Hop and R&B scene. Upon completing his Master's program at Stanford University, Gabe joined the lecturing team at the School of Design while operating his own media agency, producing videos for Silicon Valley's top tech companies. Currently, he’s an Account Manager on the Creative Media Strategy team at LinkedIn and volunteers his time speaking to students and sharing tools and strategies that have helped him uncover hidden opportunities.


    Connect with Gabe on Instagram @Gabriel_L_Jr and find him on LinkedIn. And check out the ‘Music Video Recipe,' his new YouTube Channel reviewing today’s hottest Music Videos. 


    For updates on Hella Latin@ episodes, follow me @OdalysJasmine on Twitter, @ohjaaaasmine on Instagram and connect with me on LinkedIn. More at odalysjasmine.com.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Korean, Catracha y Americana

    Korean, Catracha y Americana

    One narrative often overlooked in the community is the Asian-Latino experience. Lucky to have Ha Na Teresa Park, mi querida Catracha, on Hella Latin@ to share her experience of being both Korean and Hondureña. In this episode, Ha Na Teresa shares her story of leaving Korea, growing up in Honduras and then moving to the United States. Her story paints a full picture of the ebbs and flows of embracing the complexities of identity, and turning it into a strength. Ha Na Teresa is an educator, entrepreneur and a creator who firmly believes in the power of stories to unite people and the power of humanity to love and heal. Connect with her on Instagram and Facebook @teresaparkoficial and find her on LinkedIn. For more info on Teresa and what she does, visit www.teresapark.com.


    As a Hella Latin@ listener, you get a free one-month membership to RisOn—an interactive weekly space created by two first-gen Latinos with the intention to mindfully unburden, introspect and connect. More details at the end of the episode.


    For updates on Hella Latin@ episodes, follow me @OdalysJasmine on Twitter, @ohjaaaasmine on Instagram and connect with me on LinkedIn. More at odalysjasmine.com.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Jackie Huerta :) ,

Conversations that speak to my soul!

One of my all time favorite Podcasts! This is the podcast that I feel so connected to. Such beautiful and powerful conversations!

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Me encanta este podcast!

Fun conversations to listen to on the go! Thank you for this dope podcast! :)

FAR_MANIA ,

Real host speaking real topics

Jasmine is an incredible host with such meaningful discussions. You don’t have to be of Latin@ heritage to enjoy. The stories can apply to anyone, however it’s told through Jasmine’s lens with intellectual savvy. It’s hella dope.

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