113 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, 389 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.

    Why Corporate America Couldn’t Change Carla Vernón at Her Core

    Why Corporate America Couldn’t Change Carla Vernón at Her Core

    Carla Vernón describes herself as “a very malleable piece of clay” with a sense of pride and self-awareness. She has used that singular strength to rise from associate to executive at General Mills. She reflects on her long tenure there, being among the first in her Afro-Panamanian family to venture into the business world, and setting and keeping her own standards as she gained success and status.

    • 31 min
    How Coco Illustrator Ana Ramírez González Extends Herself with Her Art

    How Coco Illustrator Ana Ramírez González Extends Herself with Her Art

    It’s hard to believe she didn’t begin drawing until she was 17. You’ve seen her work on Pixar’s Coco, her gorgeous Google Doodles, and her children’s book illustrations, most recently in Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea. Ana Ramírez González talks with Alicia about falling in love with her craft, moving from Mexico to the U.S. for art school, and forging an uncertain career path by following her heart, overcoming rejection, and drawing inspiration from Mexican culture.

    • 26 min
    How Buscabulla’s Raquel Berrios Wrote Her Way Back Home In Regresa

    How Buscabulla’s Raquel Berrios Wrote Her Way Back Home In Regresa

    Raquel Berrios left Puerto Rico for New York City to find herself as an artist. There, she met her musical and life partner Luis Alfredo Del Valle, and they formed their experimental Latin pop duo. As their music careers grew, receiving attention from fans and record labels, they surprised friends and family by moving back to the island—to live and make music on their own terms.

    • 22 min
    How Sasha Merci and Dee Nasty Found Their Comedic Calling

    How Sasha Merci and Dee Nasty Found Their Comedic Calling

    They're funny and they know it. But they're also observant and really quick witted, which makes their brand of comedy a little bit underhanded and conspiratorial in a really appealing way. After honing their standup chops in live shows, and building faithful social media followings, they've launched a sketch show on Fuse TV, Share, Like, Dímelo—a natural next step in their ascension as Latina queens of comedy. But, as this shared interview reveals, it's not always smiles and laughs; they've seen each other through tragedies, dead-end jobs, and creative slumps. But they just keep laughing.

    • 27 min
    To Honor Vanessa Guillén, These Two Latina Veterans Are Telling Women Not To Enlist

    To Honor Vanessa Guillén, These Two Latina Veterans Are Telling Women Not To Enlist

    Latina Veterans Lucy del Gaudio and Pam Campos-Palma are spearheading a campaign demanding justice after the disappearance and killing of Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén. Their service experience includes misogyny, discrimination and sexual violence that many women, especially women of color, endure while serving. In this powerful conversation, they detail the repeated abuses and military sexual trauma that robbed them of the pride in serving their country, their sense of worth, and military careers they worked so hard to establish (This episode contains graphic language about sexual trauma.)

    • 36 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
389 Ratings

389 Ratings

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Moving

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Great Interviews!

You’re a great interviewer! Even when you’re speaking with one one I’ve never heard of the way and the questions you ask them alway leave interested in wanting to know more. As a Latina I’m so glad I found this podcast where I can learn about other dope Latinas doing their thing in their respective industries. Love to see it!

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