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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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Latest Episodes

Why Author Valeria Luiselli’s Art Reflects Real Life

“I think it's really important to be transparent about the place from which you write and the way that place determines your relationship to that which you write about,” award-winning author of Lost Children Archive Valeria Luiselli tells Alicia in this provocative conversation about the meaning and limits of identity. Luiselli, a green card holder, fully recognizes she is “someone who has enormous privilege and therefore also enormous responsibility toward my community.” That sense of duty compelled her to volunteer as a court translator for Central American children who were being processed as asylum seekers during the Obama administration. And it continues to help her interrogate her place in the world as an artist.

30 MIN3 d ago
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Why Author Valeria Luiselli’s Art Reflects Real Life

How Ad Exec Nancy Reyes Became Undeniable

After Alicia’s conversation with advertising superstar Nancy Reyes, she wanted to make t-shirts that read, "I am undeniable." That’s how inspiring this trailblazer’s story is. From learning that “everything feels better when you earn it” to “dealing with a massive career failure” and making the decision to go from “good to great,” Nancy’s success is a testament to what happens when grit and tenacity meet opportunity.

31 MIN1 w ago
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How Ad Exec Nancy Reyes Became Undeniable

REPLAY: Univision’s Ilia Calderón is Grounded by the People She Covers

Last night, the final two viable Democratic presidential hopefuls faced off in the eleventh primary debate, and faced questions from one of America's pre-eminent Latina journalists: Univision's Ilia Calderón. Alicia spoke with Ilia about the leap of faith she took to begin her career in the states, what she left behind, and what it means to make history.

26 MIN2 w ago
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REPLAY: Univision’s Ilia Calderón is Grounded by the People She Covers

How Artist Scherezade Garcia Came to Work and Exist on Her Own Terms

Listening to Scherezade Garcia talk about her art and her creative process is watching someone relive the many ways she has made herself free— from other’s scrutiny, from expectations, from the need to justify her very existence. Alicia visited Scherezade’s studio and spoke with her about the notion of selling the Caribbean as “paradise”, the business of being a working artist, and what it means to be home.

29 MIN3 w ago
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How Artist Scherezade Garcia Came to Work and Exist on Her Own Terms

Why iLe’s New Album, Almadura, Is Both Departure and Evolution from Calle 13

iLe’s natural and inherited musical talents were nurtured between classic piano training and the hyper-political songs of Calle 13, Puerto Rico’s most influential group in the last few decades. Now the singer/songwriter takes center stage with her haunting and flaring album Almadura. She and Alicia revisit moments of inspiration and desperation—especially for her beloved PR’s political limbo—and pull threads from the vivid stories and powerful messages that elevate her music to anthem status.

21 MINMAR 2
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Why iLe’s New Album, Almadura, Is Both Departure and Evolution from Calle 13

Why DACA Trailblazer Cristina Jiménez Is Stepping Away

Cristina Jiménez knows how to agitate for change. The co-founder and Executive Director of United We Dream convinced President Obama to act on DACA. Now, as she prepares to step away from an organization she helped build, Cristina’s sharing what she’s learned: everything from her work on "decolonizing my understanding of myself" to warning against the perils of putting your ego ahead of the cause. She tells Alicia about her private conversations with the president and about the criticism she and her fellow organizers faced as they rallied millions to their cause by “defying all conventional wisdom.”

33 MINFEB 24
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Why DACA Trailblazer Cristina Jiménez Is Stepping Away

Storyteller Extraordinaire Martina Castro Has Her Own Exceptional Story

Her professional journey would make an awesome movie. From humble beginnings as an NPR intern to co-founding and producing Radio Ambulante—a powerhouse narrative journalism podcast in Spanish—to launching an international production company, Adonde Media, Martina has never stopped innovating. Today she is at the forefront of digital audio and in demand. But along the way she’s faced some real doubts, like bilingual imposter syndrome and the nagging fears that come from being a CEO.

28 MINFEB 17
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Storyteller Extraordinaire Martina Castro Has Her Own Exceptional Story

How Canticos Creator Susie Jaramillo Built an Inclusive Kids' Brand

Susie Jaramillo created several lines of award-winning children’s books, animated series, and merchandise. And she made the first board book prototype by hand while easing her child into daycare. It’s no wonder when Alicia spoke to her, Susie was celebrating a $2-million seed round for her Encantos Media. She tells us what it takes to thrive as a creative in the corporate world, and build the confidence to grow from what you know.

26 MINFEB 10
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How Canticos Creator Susie Jaramillo Built an Inclusive Kids' Brand

Julissa Prado, the Million-Dollar Curl Whisperer

She had us at hello. Then we got to know her and walked away inspired. Founder Julissa Prado mixed her grandma’s herbal medicine legacy, a lot of sweat from relatives, $50K in life savings, and her uncompromising drive to grow Rizos Curls, a hair care line that reached $1 million in sales before it debuted at Target. But wait for it: before all that she earned an MBA, managed major brands for Nestlé, and became a licensed commercial truck driver.Love the show? Show your love and become a Latina to Latina insider here!

32 MINFEB 3
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Julissa Prado, the Million-Dollar Curl Whisperer

How Nelini Stamp Sets Injustice Aflame

She calls herself a “fire-starter,” and has a long list of rabble-rousing moments to prove it. Before turning 18, she registered people to vote by pleading “Please register and vote for me! I can’t vote.” Later, she marched in an anti stop-and-frisk protest to the home of NYC’s mayor. But walking into the Working Families Party to volunteer for Obama changed the course of her life. That path led to joining Occupy Wall Street and spending three weeks camped out in the streets. Along the way, she co-founded Dream Defenders. Honestly, Nelini embodies the phrase “Power to the people.”Love the show? Show your love and become a Latina to Latina insider here!

25 MINJAN 27
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How Nelini Stamp Sets Injustice Aflame

Latest Episodes

Why Author Valeria Luiselli’s Art Reflects Real Life

“I think it's really important to be transparent about the place from which you write and the way that place determines your relationship to that which you write about,” award-winning author of Lost Children Archive Valeria Luiselli tells Alicia in this provocative conversation about the meaning and limits of identity. Luiselli, a green card holder, fully recognizes she is “someone who has enormous privilege and therefore also enormous responsibility toward my community.” That sense of duty compelled her to volunteer as a court translator for Central American children who were being processed as asylum seekers during the Obama administration. And it continues to help her interrogate her place in the world as an artist.

30 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Why Author Valeria Luiselli’s Art Reflects Real Life

How Ad Exec Nancy Reyes Became Undeniable

After Alicia’s conversation with advertising superstar Nancy Reyes, she wanted to make t-shirts that read, "I am undeniable." That’s how inspiring this trailblazer’s story is. From learning that “everything feels better when you earn it” to “dealing with a massive career failure” and making the decision to go from “good to great,” Nancy’s success is a testament to what happens when grit and tenacity meet opportunity.

31 MIN1 w ago
Comments
How Ad Exec Nancy Reyes Became Undeniable

REPLAY: Univision’s Ilia Calderón is Grounded by the People She Covers

Last night, the final two viable Democratic presidential hopefuls faced off in the eleventh primary debate, and faced questions from one of America's pre-eminent Latina journalists: Univision's Ilia Calderón. Alicia spoke with Ilia about the leap of faith she took to begin her career in the states, what she left behind, and what it means to make history.

26 MIN2 w ago
Comments
REPLAY: Univision’s Ilia Calderón is Grounded by the People She Covers

How Artist Scherezade Garcia Came to Work and Exist on Her Own Terms

Listening to Scherezade Garcia talk about her art and her creative process is watching someone relive the many ways she has made herself free— from other’s scrutiny, from expectations, from the need to justify her very existence. Alicia visited Scherezade’s studio and spoke with her about the notion of selling the Caribbean as “paradise”, the business of being a working artist, and what it means to be home.

29 MIN3 w ago
Comments
How Artist Scherezade Garcia Came to Work and Exist on Her Own Terms

Why iLe’s New Album, Almadura, Is Both Departure and Evolution from Calle 13

iLe’s natural and inherited musical talents were nurtured between classic piano training and the hyper-political songs of Calle 13, Puerto Rico’s most influential group in the last few decades. Now the singer/songwriter takes center stage with her haunting and flaring album Almadura. She and Alicia revisit moments of inspiration and desperation—especially for her beloved PR’s political limbo—and pull threads from the vivid stories and powerful messages that elevate her music to anthem status.

21 MINMAR 2
Comments
Why iLe’s New Album, Almadura, Is Both Departure and Evolution from Calle 13

Why DACA Trailblazer Cristina Jiménez Is Stepping Away

Cristina Jiménez knows how to agitate for change. The co-founder and Executive Director of United We Dream convinced President Obama to act on DACA. Now, as she prepares to step away from an organization she helped build, Cristina’s sharing what she’s learned: everything from her work on "decolonizing my understanding of myself" to warning against the perils of putting your ego ahead of the cause. She tells Alicia about her private conversations with the president and about the criticism she and her fellow organizers faced as they rallied millions to their cause by “defying all conventional wisdom.”

33 MINFEB 24
Comments
Why DACA Trailblazer Cristina Jiménez Is Stepping Away

Storyteller Extraordinaire Martina Castro Has Her Own Exceptional Story

Her professional journey would make an awesome movie. From humble beginnings as an NPR intern to co-founding and producing Radio Ambulante—a powerhouse narrative journalism podcast in Spanish—to launching an international production company, Adonde Media, Martina has never stopped innovating. Today she is at the forefront of digital audio and in demand. But along the way she’s faced some real doubts, like bilingual imposter syndrome and the nagging fears that come from being a CEO.

28 MINFEB 17
Comments
Storyteller Extraordinaire Martina Castro Has Her Own Exceptional Story

How Canticos Creator Susie Jaramillo Built an Inclusive Kids' Brand

Susie Jaramillo created several lines of award-winning children’s books, animated series, and merchandise. And she made the first board book prototype by hand while easing her child into daycare. It’s no wonder when Alicia spoke to her, Susie was celebrating a $2-million seed round for her Encantos Media. She tells us what it takes to thrive as a creative in the corporate world, and build the confidence to grow from what you know.

26 MINFEB 10
Comments
How Canticos Creator Susie Jaramillo Built an Inclusive Kids' Brand

Julissa Prado, the Million-Dollar Curl Whisperer

She had us at hello. Then we got to know her and walked away inspired. Founder Julissa Prado mixed her grandma’s herbal medicine legacy, a lot of sweat from relatives, $50K in life savings, and her uncompromising drive to grow Rizos Curls, a hair care line that reached $1 million in sales before it debuted at Target. But wait for it: before all that she earned an MBA, managed major brands for Nestlé, and became a licensed commercial truck driver.Love the show? Show your love and become a Latina to Latina insider here!

32 MINFEB 3
Comments
Julissa Prado, the Million-Dollar Curl Whisperer

How Nelini Stamp Sets Injustice Aflame

She calls herself a “fire-starter,” and has a long list of rabble-rousing moments to prove it. Before turning 18, she registered people to vote by pleading “Please register and vote for me! I can’t vote.” Later, she marched in an anti stop-and-frisk protest to the home of NYC’s mayor. But walking into the Working Families Party to volunteer for Obama changed the course of her life. That path led to joining Occupy Wall Street and spending three weeks camped out in the streets. Along the way, she co-founded Dream Defenders. Honestly, Nelini embodies the phrase “Power to the people.”Love the show? Show your love and become a Latina to Latina insider here!

25 MINJAN 27
Comments
How Nelini Stamp Sets Injustice Aflame
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