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.
That First-Gen Latina Hustle
In this episode, Cristina Costa talks about her Chapina (Guatemalteca), Brazilian and Puerto Rican cultures. And also tells us about her childhood in Boston, her first experiences in college and navigating Corporate America. The common theme in all her stories? She has that First-Gen Latina hustle and grind. Cristina is currently the Head of Learning & Development at Outco Inc and also serves as the Chief Marketing Officer of Women with Purpose, an organization that advances women of color. Connect with Cristina on Instagram @ms_costa31 and find her on LinkedIn. She's currently offering professional workshops, career coaching services and helping recruit diverse candidates in tech. For more info, visit her website ccostacoaching.com. For more updates on Hella Latin@ episodes, follow me @OdalysJasmine on Twitter, @ohjaaaasmine on Instagram, and connect with me on LinkedIn.
Jessica Perez is an Afro-Dominicana born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in the Dominican Republic. In this episode, she talks about growing up in the DR, moving back to New York City, embracing her Blackness, and even gives a mini history lesson on sharing island La Hispaniola with Haiti. Our conversation is full of enlightenment, laughter y mucho sazón! Check out her new book, Adventures of Susana, available online at Barnes and Noble. And check out her co-founded company, GRTR Management at http://grtrmgmt.com/. Connect with Jessica on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram @ItsJesPerez. For more updates on Hella Latin@ episodes, follow me @OdalysJasmine on Twitter, @ohjaaaasmine on Instagram, and connect with me on LinkedIn.
Am I Latina Enough?
Nayeli Lopez is a first-generation Salvadoreña-Guatemalteca from the Central Valley. She’s passionate and orgullosa about her Central American roots but at times, she'd ask herself if she was “Latina enough”. In this conversation, we both unpack what that phrase "Latina enough" means. Nayeli also talks about finding more of herself in her culture through representation, education and conversation, and is still learning about herself and her Latinidad everyday. For anyone who's ever questioned their Latinidad or felt underrepresented even in Latin@ spaces, this episode is for you. Connect with Nayeli on IG @_nayeliitzel and find her on LinkedIn. For more updates on Hella Latin@ episodes, follow me @OdalysJasmine on Twitter, @ohjaaaasmine on Instagram, and connect with me on LinkedIn.
¿Quién Tú Eres?
Pabel Martinez is a first-generation Dominican-American/Afro-Latino born and raised in New York City. In our conversation, Pabel talks about his Dominican culture (shoutout to abuelita) and his experience being one of the few Black/Latino employees in corporate America. I named the episode ¿Quién Tú Eres? in honor of Pabel's Plurawl podcast where he has candid conversations with la comunidad to explore why we suppress parts of our identity in the workplace. Follow Pabel on Instagram @PaBiceps and connect with him on LinkedIn. For more info on Plurawl, visit plurawl.com, follow on IG @plurawl and check out ¿Quien Tu Eres? podcast. For more updates on Hella Latin@ episodes, follow me @OdalysJasmine on Twitter, @ohjaaaasmine on Instagram, and connect with me on LinkedIn.
Cuba Through My Eyes
Chris Gueits is a first-generation Cuban-American who has dedicated his life to maximizing human potential, which he does today through his co-founded company, RisOn. Chris and I cover so much in this episode. We talk about everything from his parent's immigration story to his childhood in Miami to playing football at Princeton to creating a life based on happiness and inner peace. It was hard to encapsulate all of that in one title. But I chose this one because learning about Cuba through his experience, through his eyes, was so enlightening. Connect with Chris on IG @1chrisgueits and find him on LinkedIn. If you're looking for an online gym dedicated to your mental, emotional and spiritual well-being, check out RisOn at www.rison.life and find them on IG @Rison.life. For more updates on Hella Latin@, follow me @OdalysJasmine on Twitter, @ohjaaaasmine on Instagram, and connect with me on LinkedIn.
Get Ish Done
Ish Verduzco is a Latino in tech, DJ, podcaster, social media marketer, and author. His life has been about the Latino hustle and getting Ish done. (Pun intended) In this episode, he talks about his childhood moving around LA and facing adversities to his unconventional journey into tech and representing la cultura. Connect with Ish on all social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram) @IshVerduzco. Check out his new book, How Successful People Get Ish Done, on Amazon. For more updates on Hella Latin@ episodes, follow me @OdalysJasmine on Twitter, @ohjaaaasmine on Instagram, and connect with me on LinkedIn
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An amazing podcast told by an amazing and powerful storyteller. I’m learning so much about the Latin community thanks to Jasmine and her guests. Can’t wait to see how this lovely podcast blossoms!
Conversations are so relatable, and inspiring! One of my new favorite podcasts
Just listened to the first episode, loved it! Such a great conversation about being latinx and the diversity of our experiences! Can’t wait for the next episode!