108 episodes

In this interview series, host Alicia Menendez talks to remarkable Latinas about making it, faking it, and everything in between. In often-hilarious and always-revealing episodes, Alicia and her guests take on the challenges of existing, and then thriving, as women of color.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7, 372 Ratings

In this interview series, host Alicia Menendez talks to remarkable Latinas about making it, faking it, and everything in between. In often-hilarious and always-revealing episodes, Alicia and her guests take on the challenges of existing, and then thriving, as women of color.

    How Documentarian Cristina Costantini Fed Her Soul While Making Mucho Mucho Amor

    How Documentarian Cristina Costantini Fed Her Soul While Making Mucho Mucho Amor

    For years Cristina covered detention centers and drug cartels as an investigative journalist. Without any film school training, she decided to take on visual stories about small worlds that tell us so much about human nature. Her latest, "Mucho Mucho Amor," centers on the private life of renowned astrologer Walter Mercado—her childhood hero and a controversial iconoclast that changed television forever.

    • 29 min
    Why Actress Selenis Leyva and Her Sister, Trans Activist Marizol Leyva, Are Closer Than Ever

    Why Actress Selenis Leyva and Her Sister, Trans Activist Marizol Leyva, Are Closer Than Ever

    Marizol's transition not only tested her determination to live life on her own terms, it also tested her lifelong bond to her sister Selenis. A failing marriage, an acting career on the rocks, and mental health woes did not allow Selenis to be there for her beloved sister as much as she would have liked. In their memoir, "My Sister: How One Sibling's Transition Changed Us Both," they recount the difficult decisions they each had to make to be whole and to love each other through unimaginable hurt.

    • 23 min
    Happy 100th Episode Beloved Listeners!!

    Happy 100th Episode Beloved Listeners!!

    We did it!!!!! Together, dear listeners, you and our team reached 100 episodes today. Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude and love. Thank you for showing up every week, for sharing the show, and for letting us know how much celebrating inspiring Latinas means to you. In this special episode, Alicia and Juleyka reflect on what it's meant to them to make the show, their favorite interviews, and the new goal they've set: reaching 1 million listens by January 1, 2021!! We also hear from some of you, the best part of it all.

    • 30 min
    Why TV Showrunner Ilana Peña Craves Complicated Girl Characters

    Why TV Showrunner Ilana Peña Craves Complicated Girl Characters

    Growing up, television writer Ilana Peña was a student of books, where, she says, "girls could be complicated." Now, as creator of Diary of a Future President on Disney+, Ilana brings that vision of girlhood to life. She tells Alicia about rising from assistant to writer’s assistant to writer to creator, how the early loss of her father taught her to use “grief as an engine,” and why being in charge forced her to stop saying “maybe.”

    • 29 min
    Two Latina Activists on Latinos' Place in Anti-Blackness

    Two Latina Activists on Latinos' Place in Anti-Blackness

    This week we pause to reckon with the national call for justice that followed the deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and countless Black Americans in what's become an epidemic of sanctioned violence. Alicia talks to veteran community organizer Rosa Clemente and Marisa Franco, co-founder of Mijente, an action hub for social justice, about anti-blackness in Latino cultures, the colonization of identity, and what we must each do right now to make lasting change possible.

    • 46 min
    Why Actress Lisa Vidal Believes "I'm here because this was supposed to happen."

    Why Actress Lisa Vidal Believes "I'm here because this was supposed to happen."

    We've all been there. "Oh my God, can I do this?" And in those moments of intense doubt and fear, Lisa Vidal, the star of ABC's The Baker and the Beauty, says "That's when you have to really embrace your talent, and recognize who you are and say, 'Yes, I can do this. Yes, this belongs to me.'" We believe her. She has a four-decade Hollywood career, survived breast cancer, supported her son through addiction and recovery, and came through it all with the grace to "live one day at a time in gratitude." Get ready to be inspired.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
372 Ratings

372 Ratings

Lizzyeeb ,

Essential Latinx Storytelling

Latina to Latina podcast is so important. This is the new Media way we will build community, share our experiences and learn together. Representation is so important and it lives here.

Favi Garcia ,

Congrats!

100 episodes! Congratulations! I’ve enjoyed listening and learning more about Latinas, their professions, their families, their struggles and their triumphs. I look forward to many more episodes.

Jazz.EducationMatters ,

RESONATING, INSPIRING, REAL TALK!

Thanks so much for doing this for our community we totally need it. We’re strong we know it but we need to be reminded. Im a graduate student making moves and I am hooked on the empowerment!

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