Adrienne Bailon-Houghton Wouldn’t Change the Journey
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by Alicia Menendez, Paulina Velasco, Tren Lightburn
16h ago
Faith, family and hard work powered this megastar from her church choir to pop stardom to the set of The Real. But along that way, her faith was tested. Adrienne opens up about the growing pains of fame, the fertility journey that brought her to surrogacy, and her commitment to showing up authentically so that others can do the same. Find Love For The Ages on Peacock TV. Follow Adrienne on Instagram @adriennebailon. If you loved this episode, listen to Eva Longoria Always Knew She'd Succeed and Encanto's Adassa is Guided By Her Why.   ..read more
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You did it! We reached 2 million downloads!!
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by Alicia Menendez, Juleyka Lantigua, Paulina Velasco, Kojin Tashiro
16h ago
Creator and host Alicia Menendez and Executive Producer Juleyka Lantigua discuss what it has meant to reach this major milestone and remind our beloved listeners "We make this show for you" as they joyfully thank them for making this possible.  Connect with us on Instagram at @latinatolatina, and subscribe or follow us wherever you listen so you don't miss an episode ..read more
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How Nina Terrero Groth Applies her Storytelling Skills to Reimagining the Future of Retail
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by Alicia Menendez, Paulina Velasco, Tren Lightburn
1w ago
This talented storyteller began her career in digital news at ABC, NBC and Entertainment Weekly, where her encyclopedic knowledge of entertainment and megawatt charm opened the door to on-air opportunities on platforms like The Today Show, The Wendy Williams Show and People NOW. Then, Nina made a big career jump into corporate communications at Target, where she then pivoted once again, taking on a role as Lead Pipeline Manager for Target Accelerators. Nina shares her best advice for aligning your values and your skills, and the work she’s doing to reimagine the future of retail. Follow Nina o ..read more
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Why Lilia Luciano Prepares for Confidence, Not Perfection
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by Alicia Menendez, Paulina Velasco, Tren Lightburn
2w ago
The journalist and podcast host reflects on her journey from Spanish-language television to the Today Show, to the local news job she almost turned down that would ultimately put her on the path to joining CBS News as a national correspondent and anchor. Lilia shares her approach to combating imposter syndrome, her relationship to preparation, and the value of learning every aspect of the craft. Be sure to check Lilia out on CBS News and  El Flow podcast. Follow Lilia on Instagram @lilialuciano, and if you liked this episode listen to How Lori Montenegro is Holding the Powerful ..read more
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How Melissa Fumero Learned That She Was Funny
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by Alicia Menendez, Tren Lightburn, Paulina Velasco
3w ago
The star of Netflix’s Blockbuster and Brooklyn-99 once doubted that she was built for comedy. Melissa shares how she grew her confidence, the experience that taught her that ease can lead to success, and the tradeoffs required to have a big career and a happy family.  Follow Melissa on Instagram @melissafumero. If you liked this episode, listen to Why Olga Merediz Is Ready to Let It All Hang Out and Why Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Stephanie Beatriz Bends the Rules ..read more
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How Ambassador Julissa Reynoso Learned to Talk Less and Listen More
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by Paulina Velasco, Alicia Menendez, Florence Barrau-Adams
1M ago
She has a resume like none other: law firm partner, White House Chief of Staff to First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, US Ambassador (twice!). Ambassador Reynoso joins the podcast from her current post in Spain and shares how she’s navigated a unique career between the public and private sectors, and the life-changing lesson she learned by watching Dr. Biden. If you liked this episode, listen to Political Power Player Cecilia Muñoz Reminds Us That We Are ‘More Than Ready’ and Code for America’s Amanda Renteria Lost Some Battles, but Is Winning the Political War ..read more
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How Gabriela Garcia Took an Ax to Archetype
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by Florence Barrau-Adams, Paulina Velasco, Alicia Menendez
1M ago
The breakout author shares how growing up the daughter of a Cuban mother and Mexican father, in a matriarchal family, informed her understanding of the US immigration system, and shaped the characters in her New York Times best-selling debut novel of “Of Women and Salt.” Find the book here. And follow Gabriela on Instagram @gabimgarcia. If you liked this episode, listen to How Kali Fajardo-Anstine Fought to Tell Her Ancestors’ Stories and Why Angie Cruz Believes That Now is Always a Good Time to Start ..read more
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How Mayra Guillen Learned to Be an Advocate
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by Florence Barrau-Adams, Paulina Velasco, Alicia Menendez
1M ago
The disappearance and murder of Vanessa Guillen sparked a movement, one that was fueled by her family's unrelenting demands for answers and accountability. At the core of that family is Mayra Guillen, Vanessa's older sister. Mayra shares what her family's tragedy and call to advocacy has taught her about how power operates. You can watch I Am Vanessa Guillen on Netflix ..read more
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Chef Claudia Sandoval Wants You to Ask "Why Not Me?"
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by Florence Barrau-Adams, Alicia Menendez, Paulina Velasco
1M ago
This solo mom won the sixth season of MasterChef and parlayed that success into a catering business, a culinary consultancy, and multiple TV gigs, including her new Discovery+ show, Taste of the Border. Then, when the pandemic sidelined her plans for a brick and mortar, Chef Claudia found a way to rebuild. Now she wants her success to inspire others to ask, "Why not me?" Follow Claudia on Instagram @chefclaudiasandoval. If you liked this episode, listen to Chef Ariel Fox is Expanding Our Understanding of 'Authentic' Cuisine and How Karla Vasquez Reclaimed Salvadoran Food ..read more
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Why Olga Merediz Is Ready to Let It All Hang Out
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by Florence Barrau-Adams, Alicia Menendez, Paulina Velasco
2M ago
She was a working actress for more than 20 years before her portrayal of Abuela Claudia in In the Heights on Broadway catapulted her to new levels of success. Now, with the In the Heights' film adaptation under her belt, and a role on the new Netflix sitcom Blockbuster, Olga has more opportunities than she ever dreamed of.... at exactly the moment when she is considering doing less. Olga opens up about her complicated relationship with her own mother, the power of aging, and the necessity of telling her own stories.  Follow Olga on Instagram @officialolgamerediz. If you liked this ep ..read more
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