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The Latinx empowerment podcast discussing politics, pop culture, and how to balance it all con calma!

Through Tamarindo, hosts Ana Sheila Victorino and Brenda Gonzalez use levity to inform, inspire, and impact our community. Join Brenda and Ana Sheila as they delve into discussions on identity, race, gender, representation, and life! Each episode brings a reflection on current political events, and suggestions for mindfulness and grounding, or what we call calma moments. 

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The Latinx empowerment podcast discussing politics, pop culture, and how to balance it all con calma!

Through Tamarindo, hosts Ana Sheila Victorino and Brenda Gonzalez use levity to inform, inspire, and impact our community. Join Brenda and Ana Sheila as they delve into discussions on identity, race, gender, representation, and life! Each episode brings a reflection on current political events, and suggestions for mindfulness and grounding, or what we call calma moments. 

    Spiritual, Queer, and Latinx: Reconciling Faith & Identity

    Spiritual, Queer, and Latinx: Reconciling Faith & Identity

    In this episode, we talk about religion and spirituality with Kim Guerra, author and creator of the Latinx empowerment platform @brownbadassbonita. The global pandemic and political climate may have many of us leaning into spiritual practices as a source of strength and grounding. Many organized religions have at times been used to oppress, wage wars, and control people. Unfortunately, even today many religions continue to hurt and ostracized members of the LGBTQ community. That is why this episode centers the experiences and spiritual journeys of Kim and Ana Sheila, who both identify as spiritual and queer, as they share their relationship with religion and spirituality.

     

    More about our guest: Kim Guerra is an artist, writer, and entrepreneur. She is the creator of #BrownBadassBonita, a brand and movement she considers a revolutionary act of self love and love for our Latinx community. She was recently recognized as an “Agente de Cambio” at Univision’s Premios Juventud and has a masters in marriage and family therapy. Learn more at brownbadassbonita.com (https://brownbadassbonita.com/)

     

    While 2020 has reminded us that there is a lot we can’t control, but there are some things we can influence through our intentions. You might still have time to sign up for our intention setting workshop happening Thursday January 14th from 5-6pm PST. Sign up here (https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqd-yopjsvG9L0cXQYBti8jEdL7jR3LTdg) ! 

     

    Tamarindo podcast is the Latinx show where hosts discuss politics, pop culture, and how to balance it all con calma, hosted by Brenda Gonzalez and Ana Sheila Victorino. Join us as we delve into discussions on culture, politics, identity, representation, and life! 

     

    Producer Jeff provides original music and sound engineering. Michelle Andrade edits the show. If you want to support our work, please rate and review our show here. (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tamarindo/id1102882792?mt=2)

     

    Follow Tamarindo on twitter @tamarindocast (https://twitter.com/TamarindoCast) or on Instagram @Tamarindopodcast (https://www.instagram.com/tamarindopodcast/)

     

    Follow Brenda on twitter at @BrendaRicards (https://twitter.com/BrendaRicards)

     

    Follow AnaSheila on instagram @la_anasheila (https://www.instagram.com/la_anasheila/) and twitter@Shelli1228 (https://twitter.com/shelli1228)

     

    #Queer #Spirituality #Identity #BrownBadassBonita #PremiosJuventud

    • 41 min
    Coronavirus Season 4 Won’t Stop Us from Setting Goals

    Coronavirus Season 4 Won’t Stop Us from Setting Goals

    The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has pushed many of us to reflect on what’s most important. It’s no surprise that in 2020 many of us have had to reset personal goals and adjust to a world with many uncertainties. As we close out the last episode of this season of Tamarindo and start to think of a new post-Trump era, we know many of you are doing introspective work right along with us. This is why we wanted to talk to you about how a leadership or life coach might be helpful in pushing you to achieve your goals. 

     

    Ana Sheila, our resident life coach, breaks down exactly what a coach does, how the work of a coach differs from that of a therapist, and what to consider when deciding to work with one. Brenda describes her experience working with an executive leadership coach, the phenomenal Liz Garcia (http://www.lifeinbrilliance.com/contact/) , and how that was beneficial to her in exploring a career transition.

     

    If you’re looking to work with a coach, here are just a few of our favorites that you can learn about on instagram:

     

    Harry Lopez @theharrylopez 

    Dari Luna @dariluna

    Erika Cruz @theerikacruz

    Sylvia Brands @thesylviabrands

     

    During this episode, we reference this resource regarding the Latino vote: 

    https://electioneve2020.com/poll/#/en/demographics/latino/

     

    We will be back in January 2021 officially, but you know we’ll likely drop in a bonus episode, so make sure you’re subscribed to Tamarindo! You can also sign up for the next Launch Latinx program for early 2021 right here: https://www.launchlatinx.co/

     

    Tamarindo podcast is the Latinx show where hosts discuss politics, pop culture, and how to balance it all con calma, hosted by Brenda Gonzalez and Ana Sheila Victorino. Join us as we delve into discussions on culture, politics, identity, representation, and life! Tamarindo Podcast is part of Luz Collective, a digital home for Latinas. Find our episodes at luzcollective.com  (https://luzcollective.com/)

     

    Producer Jeff provides original music and sound engineering. Michelle Andrade edits the show. If you want to support our work, please rate and review our show here. (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tamarindo/id1102882792?mt=2)

     

    Follow Tamarindo on twitter @tamarindocast (https://twitter.com/TamarindoCast) or on Instagram @Tamarindopodcast (https://www.instagram.com/tamarindopodcast/)

     

    Follow Brenda on twitter at @BrendaRicards (https://twitter.com/BrendaRicards)

     

    Follow AnaSheila on instagram @la_anasheila (https://www.instagram.com/la_anasheila/) and twitter@Shelli1228 (https://twitter.com/shelli1228)

    • 38 min
    Reflecting on the term BIPOC, Race, and Identity

    Reflecting on the term BIPOC, Race, and Identity

    Inspired by a conversation around the terms Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and Person of Color (POC) on this episode of  NPR’s Code Switch (https://www.npr.org/transcripts/918418825) , we have a candid conversation around race, ancestry, and the power and limitation of words from our personal perspective as Mexican immigrants raised in the U.S. We also reflect on the effects of colonialism and colorism on our own connection to our ancestry and the diversity of Latinx experiences in this country. 

     

    We kick off this episode by taking some time to reflect on our collective resilience in getting through the uncertainty and difficulty of 2020 and offer some tips to prioritize self and community care in the coming week.

     

    During the episode we reference a conversation (https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=2463531250615604&ref=watch_permalink) between writer Julissa Arce with UCLA Professor Laura Gomez, author of Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race,  Latinx voter data (https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2020/10/30/929575586/what-pundits-get-wrong-about-the-latino-vote_) shared by Gerardo Cardava, Professor at Northwestern University, and this New York Times article (https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/06/16/how-fluid-is-racial-identity/race-and-racial-identity-are-social-constructs#:~:text=Angela%20Onwuachi%2DWillig%2C%20a%20professor,Law%20of%20the%20Multiracial%20Family.%22&text=Race%20is%20not%20biological.,It%20is%20a%20social%20construct.) written by Angela Onwuachi-Willig (https://www.law.uiowa.edu/faculty/angela-onwuachi-willig.php) , a professor of law at the University of Iowa College of Law. We also recommend Isabel Wilkerson’s book The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of AMerica’s Great Migration. 

     

    Tamarindo podcast is the Latinx show where hosts discuss politics, pop culture, and how to balance it all con calma, hosted by Brenda Gonzalez and Ana Sheila Victorino. Join us as we delve into discussions on culture, politics, identity, representation, and life! Tamarindo Podcast is part of Luz Collective, a digital home for Latinas. Find our episodes at luzcollective.com and please consider supporting Luz Collective: https://luzcollective.com/support-latina-stories/

     

    Producer Jeff provides original music and sound engineering. Michelle Andrade edits the show. If you want to support our work, please rate and review our show here. (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tamarindo/id1102882792?mt=2)

     

    Follow Tamarindo on twitter @tamarindocast (https://twitter.com/TamarindoCast) or on Instagram @Tamarindopodcast (https://www.instagram.com/tamarindopodcast/)

     

    Follow Brenda on twitter at @BrendaRicards (https://twitter.com/BrendaRicards)

     

    Follow AnaSheila on instagram @la_anasheila (https://www.instagram.com/la_anasheila/) and twitter@Shelli1228 (https://twitter.com/shelli1228)

    • 43 min
    The Data-Backed Power of the Latinx Community

    The Data-Backed Power of the Latinx Community

    We love reliable and unbiased data and this is especially true with the 2020 Presidential Election only days away! This is why we’re excited to welcome back to Tamarindo Stacie de Armas, SVP, Diverse Consumer Insights and Initiatives at Nielsen —a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide—to discuss their 2020 Election Hub (https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/article/2020/2020-election-hub/) . The hub is where you can find the most up-to-date data on this year’s biggest election events. Like Nielsen, we want to highlight the importance of voting and the importance of educating yourself prior to voting. So, please visit the 2020 Election Hub today for accurate information.

     

    Stacie breaks down the data on Latinos and voting and also gives us a lot to be hopeful about the power that we hold as a community. From the Southwest to South Beach, Latinos seem to have gotten the message on their untapped power, with populations that make up even larger percentages of the electorate in key Swing States. Since the Midterm Elections, places like Florida (https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/10/14/latinos-make-up-record-17-of-florida-registered-voters-in-2020/) and North Carolina (https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/vote-shifting-demographics-changing-2020-swing-state/) have seen substantial increases in registrations among Latino voters. 

     

    We also talk about Latina Equal Pay Day which is on October 29th, 2020. This is the date that the typical Latina’s wages catch up to what the typical wage was for white men in 2019. That’s right, it takes nearly two years to catch up!  Despite this grim fact, Latinas are a force to be reckoned with and we continue to enroll in high education, open businesses and continue to flex our economic muscle. Tune in to hear Stacie distill the data for us. 

     

    Note: Brenda mentions that in the state of California, voters can register to vote even on election day. To be specific, you can register to vote in person at your county elections office, polling place, or voter center during early voting or on Election day in California. Find information for your state here: https://www.usa.gov/how-to-vote

     

    Tamarindo podcast, part of Luz Collective, is the Latinx show where hosts discuss politics, pop culture, and how to balance it all con calma, hosted by Brenda González and Ana Sheila Victorino, and edited by Michelle Andrade.

    • 30 min
    Artist and Activist Paola Mendoza on How We Can All be Freedom Fighters

    Artist and Activist Paola Mendoza on How We Can All be Freedom Fighters

    On this episode of Tamarindo, Brenda and Ana Sheila catch up on the Presidential Debate, Trump’s virus diagnosis, and discuss words they are retiring.

    Next, Ana Sheila chats with film director, activist, and author Paola Mendoza, about her new book Sanctuary, co-authored with Abby Sher. Sanctuary tells the story of a young girl in a near dystopian future who is forced to flee to a xenophobic government to find sanctuary. Drawing parallels to our current political climate, the book is harrowing, but also hopeful in showing that we all have the power to effect change. As co-founder of the Women’s March, Paola tells us her family’s inspirational story of resilience which shapes her activism. Paola wants to leave readers with the sense that we can all be freedom fighters. This is especially inspirational when so many may feel discouraged. This episode will remind you that your actions can influence the outcome of this election and that we, especially Black and Brown folks,  have the power to change what this country looks like and who it serves. 

     

    Speaking of getting involved, check out Seed the Vote who is organizing weekly phone banking in battleground states:  https://www.mobilize.us/seedthevote/ 

     

    As  Latinx Heritage Month comes to a close, please keep supporting Latinx authors, creators, and platforms. Buy Paola’s book at https://www.indiebound.org/ to support an independent bookstore. 

    We reference this article regarding the word "just": https://jezebel.com/google-exec-women-stop-saying-just-so-much-you-sound-1715228159

     

    Tamarindo Podcast is the Latinx show where hosts discuss politics, pop culture, and how to balance it all con calma, hosted by Brenda Gonzalez and Ana Sheila Victorino. Join us as we delve into discussions on culture, politics, identity, representation, and life! Tamarindo Podcast is part of Luz Collective, a digital home for Latinas. Find our episodes at luzcollective.com and we invite you to #SupportLatinaStories by contributing here: https://luzcollective.com/support-latina-stories/

     

    Producer Jeff provides original music and sound engineering. Michelle Andrade edits the show. If you want to support our work, please rate and review our show here. (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tamarindo/id1102882792?mt=2)

     

     Follow Tamarindo on twitter @tamarindocast (https://twitter.com/TamarindoCast) or on Instagram @Tamarindopodcast (https://www.instagram.com/tamarindopodcast/)

     

     

    #LatinxHeritagaeMonth #RuthBaderGinsburg #WomensMarch #PaolaMendoza #Sanctuary #PresidentialDebate #TrumpHasCovid

    • 27 min
    Reflecting on RBG, Redefining Success, and Reading with Maria Hinojosa

    Reflecting on RBG, Redefining Success, and Reading with Maria Hinojosa

    On this episode, Brenda and Ana Sheila reflect on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bather Ginsburg, #RBG, hours after learning the news. We talk about what this means for the future of our country, the hypocrisy of Republican Senator Mitch McConell, and the overall sadness we are collectively feeling. #ditchmitch

     

    The risk of Trump ramming through another nomination (this would be his 3rd!) to the Supreme Court makes us double down on our advocacy efforts to get Biden/Harris elected. Join us on October 3 for phone banking. Anyone can join no matter where you are in the country and we will be calling Spanish-speaking Floridians for this activity. Why? Because Florida is a swing state where we have a real opportunity to turn things around. Join us: https://www.mobilize.us/seedthevote/event/320782/

     

    Next, we talk about redefining notions of success as we reflect on our chat with award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa about her recent book “Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America (https://www.amazon.com/Once-Was-You-Memoir-America-ebook/dp/B084GBB5M2) .” Transformation coach Ana Sheila walks us through some helpful exercises we can all try as we consider (or re-consider) what success means. Many of you deeply connected with Ana Sheila’s recent post where she said “I’m measuring how ‘successful’ I am by how well I’m unlearning the definition of success as one driven by money and ‘recognition”. Taking that quote as a starting point, Ana Sheila reveals some tools we can use to unlearn too!

     

    Want more Ana Sheila’s coaching? She’s teamed up with Life and Leadership coach Harry Lopez to host the Launch Latinx Academy. Join a community of powerhouse Latinos ready to support each other and stay accountable in their entrepreneurial journey. Benefit from tons of tools and resources shared by the world’s most renowned and sought after Latinx Life, Leadership, and Businesses Coaches. Find out more here: https://www.harrylouislopez.com/launchlatinx

     

    As we think of #LatinxHeritageMonth, there is only one journalist that stands out as one who inspires us to use our voice in podcasting (and beyond!) and to apply a critical analysis to the ways that people of color are reported on, treated, or otherized. That journalist is Maria Hinojosa. Maria joined Tamarindo on September 9th at the start of her podcast tour discussing her fantastic book, “Once I Was You”,  a riveting read that Brenda finished in one sitting. Through a heartfelt reflection on her remarkable journey as a journalist, Maria provides readers lessons on the history of the United States’s treatment of immigrants and tells us how she chartered her own path to success doing work that makes her proud (and makes all us proud). #AlphaLatina

     

    Tamarindo Podcast is the Latinx show where hosts discuss politics, pop culture, and how to balance it all con calma, hosted by Brenda Gonzalez and Ana Sheila Victorino. Join us as we delve into discussions on culture, politics, identity, representation, and life! Tamarindo Podcast is part of Luz Collective, a digital home for Latinas. Find our episodes at luzcollective.com. #SupportLatinaStories #TamarindoPodcast  Please consider supporting Luz Collective and independent Latina-led media, by joining the supporters network: https://luzcollective.com/support-latina-stories/

     

    Producer Jeff provides original music and sound engineering. Michelle Andrade edits the show. If you want to support our work, please rate and review our show here. (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tamarindo/id1102882792?mt=2)

     

     Follow Tamarindo on twitter @tamarindocast (https://twitter.com/TamarindoCast) or on Instagram @Tamarindopodcast (https://www.instagram.com/tamarindopodcast/)

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

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616 Ratings

shaybei ,

Refrescante and Inspiring!

I AM HERE for the Latinx representation and all the positivity that these women bring! We can spur each other on as we pursue justice and there is room para reír en lo que navegamos las cosas difíciles del mundo! ❤️

_vrose_ ,

I AM Matriarchy

Loved this episode chicas! You did an amazing job discussing how religion does not always serve to fulfill our spiritual journeys. Most importantly, as queer latinas, you shed crucial light on the imperfections of institutionalized rituals and faith, which has enabled hate and discrimination for far too long. We must reclaim our infinite divine power to end white supremacy indefinitely. In order to do so, we must embrace our truth.

Jzm999 ,

Love this so much!

Great podcast, very thoughtful and the hosts are fun to listen to.

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