From Tamarindo Podcast: Chicano, Latina, Latinx... What's in a Name?

Apr 04, 08:18 PM

Latino Rebels Radio is proud to cross-post the latest episode from Tamarindo Podcast!

On this episode of Tamarindo, our very own wellbeing-enthusiast Ana Sheila kicks off our new segment on personal challenges or #retos that push us to take note of our habits, identify what's harming vs. helping, and helps us live more intentionally.

Next, we delve into a discussion on #identity as we reflect on I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, the young adult novel by Erika L. Sanchez. Our chat is light on spoilers, so even if you haven't read this story of a #FirstGen Mexican teen named Julia who is grappling with the recent death of her older sister Olga, you'll connect with the themes we discuss. We reflect on labels like #Chicano, #Latina, #Latinx and other terms that we have connected to at different points in our lives. We know #MEChA has made the news recently and both of us talk a bit about our days as part of MEChA in high school and college. We can't wait to hear your thought on this as well! 

Finally, we give a big Tamarindo #matraca to the forces behind a growing national community of badass #Latinas who lift each other up, #LatinasWhoBrunch! Tamarindo is teaming up with #TeatroLuna to co-host Latinas Who Brunch LA on Saturday April 6. Learn more about the event on this episode and secure your ticket here!