ENCUENTRAS YOUR VOICE

Consuelo Crosby

Feeling the crush of navigating multiple cultures as a First Gen Latina? Not feeling good enough for either and falling somewhere in between? Yep, the struggle is real and the soul-ution is here, weekly. Speaking from a 1st Gen Latina POV, Consuelo interviews fab featured guests as they unfold their stories of self discovery and the success that followed. Authenticity is your Superpower! Catch our Pod Club episodes the following week to focus on that key point that came up and just blew us away! Even our guests are shocked by the power they hold. Step into your truth, ladies! Ciao! Join us at: https://www.lifelnxx.com IG: @encuentrasyourvoice FB: @encuentrasyourvoice read less
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Are Your Doing What's Best For You, For Real?
Jun 26 2024
Are Your Doing What's Best For You, For Real?
Are you  prioritizing yourself and making decisions that align with personal needs and desires? Are you doing what's best for you, for real?This month has been all about love, especially self love, and we aren't stopping yet!This 15 minute Pod Club episode does the deep dive into last week's full length conversation with Jessica Ruiz, Founder of Latina Relationship Coach, who guides woman to discover their life partners they always dreamed of. You may have it all figured out when it comes to relationships, but what about relationship with yourself?Jessica's wise words are for everyone wanting to live their best life, highlighting the challenges of knowing what's best for oneself and the support and encouragement needed from others. We lean into those words today and step through what it means to truly do what's best for you and the amazing power that comes from it. This episode stands alone but you can always go back to the full length episode to lean in to Jessica Ruiz, Latina Relationship Coach, up close and personal.TakeawaysSelf-love starts with loving ourselves first and making decisions that are best for us.It's important to prioritize oneself and make choices that align with personal needs and desires.Support and encouragement from others can help us navigate the challenges of knowing what's best for ourselves.Reaching out to professionals like Jessica Ruiz can provide guidance and support in our personal growth journey.Consuelo is a First Gen Peruvian, structural engineer, mother and Scorpio fired Latina out to hold the mic and shine the light for amazing Latinas and advocates who share their journey from ancestry to authenticity in their most genuine voice. Connect with Consuelo on IG @Consuelo_Ends_in_ODiscover Encuentras Your Voice podcast on IG @EncuentrasYourVoice and join the comunidad of amazing Latinas!Listen to every episode on Spotify, Apple Podcast or any of your favorite streaming platforms. Watch the full videos on our YouTube channel @EncuentrasYourVoice
Discover the Love of Your Life with Jessica Ruiz
Jun 19 2024
Discover the Love of Your Life with Jessica Ruiz
Here’s a sister that has your back when it comes to finding the life partner you’ve been dreaming of! Not only does she fill you in on the do’s and don’t of dating, she starts off with glorifying the power you have to be loved as your authentic self. Discover invaluable relationship advice from love expert, Jessica Ruiz, Latina Founder of Latina Relationship Coach, in this empowering episode. Jessica shares her journey, exploring how her cultural upbringing influenced her perspectives on love, self-love, authenticity, and nurturing lasting relationships.As a relationship coach, Jessica provides insights into navigating the Latina dating world, handling cultural differences, and emphasizing effective communication for healthy partnerships. Through personal stories and a deep passion for spreading love, she advocates for self-empowerment and trusting the process.Ladies, get ready to step out of your comfort zone, embrace vulnerability, and follow your heart in matters of love and relationships. Jessica is even working on a book about the single Latina experience, making this a can't-miss opportunity!Tune in to Jessica's inspiring journey on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or YouTube on June 19th at 5pm PT. Click the link in the bio, listen to her episode, and prepare to be amazed by her Latina love expertise!Reach out to Jessica on her website, Latina Relationship Coach, and on her Instagram!Shoutout for Juneteenth celebration heard in the episode to Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir with Founder Artistic Director Terrance Kelly#latina #latinarelationshipcoach #latinadating #loveislove #love #lifepartner #soulmate #marriage #relationship #loveofyourlife #juneteenth #oigc38 #terrancekellyConsuelo is a First Gen Peruvian, structural engineer, mother and Scorpio fired Latina out to hold the mic and shine the light for amazing Latinas and advocates who share their journey from ancestry to authenticity in their most genuine voice. Connect with Consuelo on IG @Consuelo_Ends_in_ODiscover Encuentras Your Voice podcast on IG @EncuentrasYourVoice and join the comunidad of amazing Latinas!Listen to every episode on Spotify, Apple Podcast or any of your favorite streaming platforms. Watch the full videos on our YouTube channel @EncuentrasYourVoice
Replay: Coming Out to the Cultura with Angelika Vega
Jun 12 2024
Replay: Coming Out to the Cultura with Angelika Vega
Is our Latine cultura embracing LGBTQ+ identities more readily than in the past, or are we going backwards? This episode explores the challenges and triumphs faced by LGBTQ+ individuals in Latine communities worldwide, especially women.We delve into the powerful story of Angelika Vega, a young gay woman who I met in Medellin, Colombia. She vulnerably shared her story to me during a spontaneous recording with the Life Lnxx podcast.Isolated during COVID and yearning for love from her mother, Angelika bravely comes out, hoping for comfort and acceptance. Nothing prepared her for what came next. Her journey of self-acceptance and resilience will move you. Get ready to be inspired and go to work supporting LGBTQ+ folks worldwide! Here's what you'll learn:The unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ women in Latin cultures. The importance of self-love and acceptance.How to support LGBTQ+ loved ones. Share this episode with your amigas, familia and anyone who needs to learn more about the Latine LGTBQ+ comunidad, especially the challenges of coming out stories and triumphs that follow.Learn more from these important resources: Latina Equality Alliance PFLAGConsuelo is a First Gen Peruvian, structural engineer, mother and Scorpio fired Latina out to hold the mic and shine the light for amazing Latinas and advocates who share their journey from ancestry to authenticity in their most genuine voice. Connect with Consuelo on IG @Consuelo_Ends_in_ODiscover Encuentras Your Voice podcast on IG @EncuentrasYourVoice and join the comunidad of amazing Latinas!Listen to every episode on Spotify, Apple Podcast or any of your favorite streaming platforms. Watch the full videos on our YouTube channel @EncuentrasYourVoice
Directing Change: Cecilia Romo's Mission for Queer Latina Representation in Cinema
Jun 5 2024
Directing Change: Cecilia Romo's Mission for Queer Latina Representation in Cinema
Tired of not feeling seen in movies and media? Feeling undervalued as a Latina with a complexity worthy of an Oscar?Then today's episode is your dream come true as Encuentras Your Voice podcast host, Consuelo Crosby, engages in lively conversation with Cecilia Romo, Queer Latina award winning filmmaker and innate seeker of social justice for her comunidad. Cecilia leaves no doubt of her cultural identity, "I'm from Sacramento but I'm Mexicana", and the love and honor she has for the generations of women who gave her the opportunities to thrive. Delving into the challenges of representation, Cecilia vividly depicts her vibrant upbringing in a diverse immigrant family while shedding light on the obstacles faced by queer Latinas in Hollywood. It's all about authenticity and genuine stories that main stream media refuses to understand or honor. From donating a kidney to her mother and Hollywood's killing of Lesbian characters to love of cafecito and self care ideals, Cecilia Romo represents the complexity of marginalized persons. Taking those experiences to the Big Screen brings life to her award winning movies, "Sueños de Mi Hija" and "Me Porta Bonita", celebrating the happy endings that can occur with Queer Latina creatives at the helm. Come celebrate Cecilia's tenacity, heart, and unwavering commitment to sculpting an all-embracing film world!Cecilia's Favorite Cafecito places: Camellia Coffee Roasters Instagram and The Mill on InstagramReach out to Cecilia on her personal Instagram and her production company, Algo Bueno ProductionsAll the catchy highlights of this mesmerizing conversation!00:00 Introduction to the Podcast and Pride Month00:44 Meet Cecilia Romo: A Queer Latina Filmmaker04:11 Cecilia's Family Heritage and Immigration Story06:51 Growing Up Latina and Discovering Filmmaking09:30 Challenges and Triumphs in Filmmaking11:14 Caring for Family and Pursuing Dreams24:06 The Importance of Rest and Self-Care27:09 Cecilia's Films and Future Projects33:28 The Importance of Diverse Narratives35:10 Upcoming Projects and Queer Representation37:09 Challenges in the Filmmaking Industry39:19 Cultural Representation in Media42:23 The Power of Community and Technology45:47 Cafecito and Cultural Traditions49:46 Bilingual Storytelling in Films56:19 Final Thoughts and ReflectionsConsuelo is a First Gen Peruvian, structural engineer, mother and Scorpio fired Latina out to hold the mic and shine the light for amazing Latinas and advocates who share their journey from ancestry to authenticity in their most genuine voice. Connect with Consuelo on IG @Consuelo_Ends_in_ODiscover Encuentras Your Voice podcast on IG @EncuentrasYourVoice and join the comunidad of amazing Latinas!Listen to every episode on Spotify,
Traveling to Heal Your Inner Niña ~ Thoughts with Bianca Alba, Bolivian Founder of This Latina Travels
May 29 2024
Traveling to Heal Your Inner Niña ~ Thoughts with Bianca Alba, Bolivian Founder of This Latina Travels
Did you ever stop to think about why you are the way you are? Have you discovered your true self and live in authenticity? Even if the answer is yes, would your inner niña agree? We can lose sight of who we were born to be after living in our known for so long. But if you stop to think about all the times you were told "No" or "why do you have to be that way", you may realize your little niña is wanting freedom to live her dream life. Today's Pod Club episode is all about healing your inner niña by setting her free in the world through traveling. But, not just any traveling. Travel, resourced and guided, by a First Gen Latina whose career it is to provide resources for people's well being. The best of all worlds! Listen in to this life gem learned on last week's episode from Bianca Alba, Bolivian Founder of 'This Latina Travels' podcast and website sharing advice, guides and recommendations for Latina solo traveling. IG: @thislatinatravels Takeaways:✨ Realize what is natural to you and what was learned✨ Rediscover your inner niña✨ How travel frees your inner niña to be herself again✨ Bianca Alba, Founder of 'This Latina Travels', background creates trust✨ Consider who you are being guided by to foreign placesConsuelo is a First Gen Peruvian, structural engineer, mother and Scorpio fired Latina out to hold the mic and shine the light for amazing Latinas and advocates who share their journey from ancestry to authenticity in their most genuine voice. Connect with Consuelo on IG @Consuelo_Ends_in_ODiscover Encuentras Your Voice podcast on IG @EncuentrasYourVoice and join the comunidad of amazing Latinas!Listen to every episode on Spotify, Apple Podcast or any of your favorite streaming platforms. Watch the full videos on our YouTube channel @EncuentrasYourVoice
Changing the Face of Global Travel: Empowering Latinas to Travel the World with Bianca Alba
May 22 2024
Changing the Face of Global Travel: Empowering Latinas to Travel the World with Bianca Alba
Are you ready for it?Get on board for a captivating journey with Bianca Alba, Bolivian Founder of This Latina Travels, who understands the complexities of navigating cultural identities. In this candid conversation, Bianca shares her personal odyssey of discovering her authenticity between being raised in the most prestigious part of the US, speaking Spanish as her First Language, and finally embracing her cultural identity in college. Prepare to be inspired as Bianca recounts her career in public health, her courageous move to Puerto Rico, and her unwavering resilience in the face of Hurricane Maria's devastation. But that's not all – Bianca's entrepreneurial spirit shines through as she unveils the creation of This Latina Travels, her passion project dedicated to empowering Latinas to explore the world fearlessly.Through her podcast, This Latina Travels, Bianca offers a much-needed voice in the travel community, shattering stereotypes and inspiring women, especially Latinas, to chase their wanderlust dreams. Discover her affordable travel guides, practical budgeting tips, and invaluable insights on solo female travel, group tours, and building lasting connections across cultures.Get ready to embark on virtual adventures as Bianca shares her upcoming explorations in Colombia and Europe, emphasizing the importance of cultural respect and embracing the emotional depths of travel. From manifesting adventures to decoding the role of horoscope signs, Bianca's mushy side will captivate and resonate with every listener seeking personal growth and fulfillment through travel.Join Bianca Alba on this empowering journey and unlock the transformative power of travel – a gateway to joy, self-discovery, and unbreakable bonds that transcend borders.Shout outs in the episode from Bianca: Amigas on Tour , Jessica Nabongo, First Black Woman to travel all 195 countriesConsuelo is a First Gen Peruvian, structural engineer, mother and Scorpio fired Latina out to hold the mic and shine the light for amazing Latinas and advocates who share their journey from ancestry to authenticity in their most genuine voice. Connect with Consuelo on IG @Consuelo_Ends_in_ODiscover Encuentras Your Voice podcast on IG @EncuentrasYourVoice and join the comunidad of amazing Latinas!Listen to every episode on Spotify, Apple Podcast or any of your favorite streaming platforms. Watch the full videos on our YouTube channel @EncuentrasYourVoice
Avoid Burnout and Reclaim Your Life of Joy
May 15 2024
Avoid Burnout and Reclaim Your Life of Joy
Feeling burned out and don't know how to restart? Not sure what got you here to begin with? We get it! Especially as First Gen oldest or only daughters! This 15 minute Pod Club episode based on the gems we learned from Alexa Martinez last week, Business and Expansion coach living in Melbourne, Australia, helping women reclaim their life through her masterful process. Today will get you started on reclaiming your life by figuring out the most important part: core values. These gems of life lessons are for everyone and speak to your most authentic self. Which, you may come to realize, is buried under all the expectations and obligations you are fulfilling for someone else. "Alexa invited us to define four core values so that we could build our present day, our life that we want."Consuelo shares her process of defining her core values and encourages listeners to do the same, perhaps even with a vision board to bring it all to life. This episode stands alone but it's always better after the full conversation with Alexa and her bubbly, empowering personality. TakeawaysAvoiding burnout requires placing oneself at the center of one's own life and defining core values.Core values serve as a guide for decision-making and help prioritize what is important.Consuelo shares her discovery of her own 4 Core Values after listening to Alexa.Creating a vision board can be a helpful tool in visualizing and manifesting one's core values.Next week's guest, Bianca Alba, a First Gen Latina and college grad with a Masters in Public Health, shares her journey towards starting her own podcast, This Latina Travels to encourage all Latinas to step out into the world and represent!Consuelo is a First Gen Peruvian, structural engineer, mother and Scorpio fired Latina out to hold the mic and shine the light for amazing Latinas and advocates who share their journey from ancestry to authenticity in their most genuine voice. Connect with Consuelo on IG @Consuelo_Ends_in_ODiscover Encuentras Your Voice podcast on IG @EncuentrasYourVoice and join the comunidad of amazing Latinas!Listen to every episode on Spotify, Apple Podcast or any of your favorite streaming platforms. Watch the full videos on our YouTube channel @EncuentrasYourVoice
An Invitation to Thrive: Defining Core Values with Alexa Martinez
May 8 2024
An Invitation to Thrive: Defining Core Values with Alexa Martinez
Feeling the effects of burnout and lost on how to recover? Feeling ineffective as a business leader and losing interest in your work? Yep, we hear you and are here to bring new insights on how to thrive instead of survive by defining your core values to frame the life you want. Alexa Martinez shares her heritage story and the journey of discovering her Mexican-American identity in this conversation. She reflects on the challenges of not fitting in, the pivotal moments that led her to embrace her culture, and her exploration of ancestral healing and spirituality. Alexa's dynamic persona lights up her coaching business. She emphasizes personal development as the ultimate priority to embrace growth and view our aspirations as exciting opportunities. Dealing with burnout in the past, she had an epiphany regarding values and clarity, balancing work-life dynamics in various settings. She delves into the impact of limiting beliefs, burnout, and loneliness on well-being while promoting the importance of building connections, reclaiming indigenous values, and finding joy in the present moment. The conversation wraps up with insights on transitioning from surviving to thriving, setting values over goals, and creating fulfillment and joy in life. Alexa advocates for redefining success based on personal values, taking time for self-care, and engaging in joyful activities. Takeaways:Find Supportive Individuals Who Encourage You to Dream and Explore. Focus on Personal Growth Instead of Just ActionsView Yearning as an Invitation to GrowDefine Core Values to Thrive with Joy in LifeEstablish Space for Connections and Redefining SuccessDiscover Alexa on Instagram @AlexaCoaches with more information in her LinkTree on her profileConsuelo is a First Gen Peruvian, structural engineer, mother and Scorpio fired Latina out to hold the mic and shine the light for amazing Latinas and advocates who share their journey from ancestry to authenticity in their most genuine voice. Connect with Consuelo on IG @Consuelo_Ends_in_ODiscover Encuentras Your Voice podcast on IG @EncuentrasYourVoice and join the comunidad of amazing Latinas!Listen to every episode on Spotify, Apple Podcast or any of your favorite streaming platforms. Watch the full videos on our YouTube channel @EncuentrasYourVoice
Forget Bank Balances, This Latina is Distilling Pure Legacy - Carin Luna-Ostaseski
May 1 2024
Forget Bank Balances, This Latina is Distilling Pure Legacy - Carin Luna-Ostaseski
Ever feel like you’re not where you belong? Feel like you’re not on the right path? Maybe you’re doing it for the wrong reasons. Discover the WHY and WHAT that can make your dreams come true!In this Pod Club episode, we highlight the true gems of life lessons learned from last week’s full length episode.Get ready for a dose of inspiration from trailblazer, Carin Luna-Ostaseski, Cuban American Latina, who shattered history as the first female founder of a 500-year-old scotch whiskey brand. Hear about her rollercoaster journey, filled with rejections and unwavering dedication to her family's legacy. This episode is hot, hot, hot... mixing fire with fuel to ignite the Latina magic in impacting others by going after their wants. It sparks discussions on leaving a legacy that goes beyond bank balances and the magic of chasing your dreams.00:00 Let's Kick Off Encuentras Your Voice: Cheers to Latinidad!00:50 Marveling at Carin Luna-Ostaseski's Odyssey03:07 Unleashing the Power of Legacy and Making a Mark06:50 The WHAT and WHY Behind Your Dreams 07:38 Sip on Carin's Scotch Whiskey Secrets09:39 Mixing Fire with Fuel Makes an Explosive Dream10:27 Sneak Peek at Next Week: How to Avoid Burnout with Alexa Martinez 12:22 Wrapping Up with Warm Thoughts and Community LoveTakeaways:Creating legacy involves honoring the past and elevating the future.Finding your mission is about focusing on what brings you joy and happiness.A mission that brings joy to others can fuel your determination and resilience.Success is not just about personal gain, but about sharing and inviting others in.Consuelo is a First Gen Peruvian, structural engineer, mother and Scorpio fired Latina out to hold the mic and shine the light for amazing Latinas and advocates who share their journey from ancestry to authenticity in their most genuine voice. Connect with Consuelo on IG @Consuelo_Ends_in_ODiscover Encuentras Your Voice podcast on IG @EncuentrasYourVoice and join the comunidad of amazing Latinas!Listen to every episode on Spotify, Apple Podcast or any of your favorite streaming platforms. Watch the full videos on our YouTube channel @EncuentrasYourVoice
After More Than 500 Years, This Latina Becomes the First Woman Ever
Apr 24 2024
After More Than 500 Years, This Latina Becomes the First Woman Ever
You're in for a treat with this jaw-dropping life story!Step into the captivating world of Carin Luna-Ostaseski, the powerhouse behind SIA Scotch Whisky, as she fearlessly navigates the traditionally male-dominated Scotch whisky realm. Her journey from a Cuban-American background to crafting her own whisky brand is a true gem.Carin's storytelling shines a light on cherishing her roots and building a lasting legacy through her passion. She opens up about the hurdles she tackled - from crowdfunding via Kickstarter to championing diversity and representation in the industry.Despite the challenges, SIA Scotch Whisky has taken the stage by storm, bagging accolades left and right. Carin's commitment to giving back is nothing short of remarkable, with generous donations supporting minority entrepreneurs.Get ready to dive into Carin's world of whiskey wonders, complete with tantalizing cocktail recipes and perfect pairings. Her dream? To see SIA become a household name while lifting up fellow minority trailblazers. This conversation is a vibrant blend of inspiration, joy, and a toast to culture!Find Sia Scotch on Instagram and their website for more delectable ideas to celebrate life with Sia!Consuelo is a First Gen Peruvian, structural engineer, mother and Scorpio fired Latina out to hold the mic and shine the light for amazing Latinas and advocates who share their journey from ancestry to authenticity in their most genuine voice. Connect with Consuelo on IG @Consuelo_Ends_in_ODiscover Encuentras Your Voice podcast on IG @EncuentrasYourVoice and join the comunidad of amazing Latinas!Listen to every episode on Spotify, Apple Podcast or any of your favorite streaming platforms. Watch the full videos on our YouTube channel @EncuentrasYourVoice
Using Humor to Lighten Burden and Heal Pain - A Pod Club Episode of Hope Lopez
Apr 17 2024
Using Humor to Lighten Burden and Heal Pain - A Pod Club Episode of Hope Lopez
First Gen Latinas lead a whole different life where the burdens of adulthood start really young. The carefree, silly life of our little niña gets overshadowed by responsibility and hard work. Thankfully, women like Hope Lopez have made it their mission to bring humor back into our lives by highlighting the absurdity of being human. Gone are the jokes tearing down marginalized identities and here to stay are the insights of using to see yourself through a kinder lens and heal past trauma. This is a Pod Club episode, a 15 min spotlight of the gems discovered in last week's full length episode, Absurdity of Life: Hope Lopez Uses Humor to Empower.No worries if you are not caught up with our amazing Latinas, this one stands alone. Takeaways:How humor was intended to hold power over othersCreating kinder humor Realizing the intensity of a First Gen Latina lifeLearning to view yourself through a kinder lensTraining yourself to find humor in everyday lifeUsing humor to heal past traumaNext week's full length episode is with Carin Luna-Ostaseski, the only woman ever to found and market her own Scotch brand, Sia Scotch Whiskey. It's not your abuelo's Scotch. Think warm vanilla, salted caramel and buttery toffee flavors.... yes, the Latina way!Listen to the heartwarming and mesmerizing journey of this brilliant Cuban American Latina, from honoring her parents sacrifice to distributing $350,000 grants for Under Served Entrepreneurs. Learn Carin's business acumen for taking big risks and centering success for the benefit of the greater good on next week's episode. Consuelo is a First Gen Peruvian, structural engineer, mother and Scorpio fired Latina out to hold the mic and shine the light for amazing Latinas and advocates who share their journey from ancestry to authenticity in their most genuine voice. Connect with Consuelo on IG @Consuelo_Ends_in_ODiscover Encuentras Your Voice podcast on IG @EncuentrasYourVoice and join the comunidad of amazing Latinas!Listen to every episode on Spotify, Apple Podcast or any of your favorite streaming platforms. Watch the full videos on our YouTube channel @EncuentrasYourVoice
Absurdity of Life:  Hope Lopez Uses Humor to Empower
Apr 10 2024
Absurdity of Life: Hope Lopez Uses Humor to Empower
Hope Lopez shares her experiences of navigating a culturally diverse upbringing, shining a light on the challenges she has overcome. Colorism in Society | Machismo in the Cultura | Bias Within La FamiliaFrom advocating for representation to amplifying marginalized voices, Hope delves into her exciting journey in the film industry driven by her passion for writing scripts. Writing Stories to Share Her Truth | Creating Inclusive Spaces in Film | Finding Strength to PersevereLeading Moonlight Comedy Productions, she promotes genuine and diverse humor, demonstrating that laughter is a powerful remedy for the soul. View Ourselves With Grace | Find Humor in Everyday Life | Disrupt Using Humor For OppressionHope is all about injecting humor and absurdity into our lives, using it as a tool to transform our self-perceptions. By breaking away from societal norms, she creates environments where authenticity thrives in a state of vulnerability. Authenticity Requires Vulnerability | Living with Sexual AssaultPlease note, this episode contains reference to sexual assault. Stated authentically yet without detail, this recording may evoke responses. Please take agency to protect yourself in well being. Fab work created by Hope: a short film called A Rose’s Thorn (2022) and she also co-wrote/produced a short film, SuperNed (2023). Connect with Hope on her Socials: Instagram Threads LinkedInSupport Moonlight Comedy Productions grassroots fundraising to be part of the inclusive stage of finding humor in everyday life. Consuelo is a First Gen Peruvian, structural engineer, mother and Scorpio fired Latina out to hold the mic and shine the light for amazing Latinas and advocates who share their journey from ancestry to authenticity in their most genuine voice. Connect with Consuelo on IG @Consuelo_Ends_in_ODiscover Encuentras Your Voice podcast on IG @EncuentrasYourVoice and join the comunidad of amazing Latinas!Listen to every episode on Spotify, Apple Podcast or any of your favorite streaming platforms. Watch the full videos on our YouTube channel @EncuentrasYourVoice
Quiet The Voices of Self Doubt: Thoughts on Latina Author Annette Chavez Macias
Apr 3 2024
Quiet The Voices of Self Doubt: Thoughts on Latina Author Annette Chavez Macias
Today's Pod Club episode is stuffed full of the gems we learned from last week's full length episode with Latina author, Annette Chavez Macias. We focus in on the one thread that all of us can resonate with: the little voices in our heads trying to block us from achieving our dreams. Imposter syndrome, la cultura, la familia... so many opinions, even our own, that have us doubting ourselves and stopping us from go after our wants!No worries if you haven't caught up yet, this one stands alone and will fire you up to listen to Annette share her journey in her own words. Takeaways:Overcoming self-doubt and societal expectations is crucial in pursuing our dreams.Listening to our hearts and acting for the greater good can have a profound impact on ourselves and others.Representation of Latinas in literature and media is important for creating a sense of belonging and empowerment.Supporting and championing Latinas who are making a difference in the world is essential for building a thriving community.Quotes:"Annette teaches us to not get hung up on our own fears.""Listen to your heart and soul. They know you best.""Annette's story is a testament to the power of perseverance."Consuelo is a First Gen Peruvian, structural engineer, mother and Scorpio fired Latina out to hold the mic and shine the light for amazing Latinas and advocates who share their journey from ancestry to authenticity in their most genuine voice. Connect with Consuelo on IG @Consuelo_Ends_in_ODiscover Encuentras Your Voice podcast on IG @EncuentrasYourVoice and join the comunidad of amazing Latinas!Listen to every episode on Spotify, Apple Podcast or any of your favorite streaming platforms. Watch the full videos on our YouTube channel @EncuentrasYourVoice
There’s Novelas and Then There’s La Novela of Your Life - Annette Chavez Macias Captures Her Soul
Mar 26 2024
There’s Novelas and Then There’s La Novela of Your Life - Annette Chavez Macias Captures Her Soul
Becoming a published author was relatively easy. Quieting the voice telling her she wasn’t Latina enough to write her own story was the biggest hurdle.Latina author Annette Chavez Macias always loved writing stories, never really knowing they would one day be filled with her Mexican American heritage.A voracious reader since childhood, Annette would pick up any book she could, including her mother’s romance novels. The romance genre gave her almost immediate success in short stories writing under the alias, Sabrina Sol. Still, Annette had a story in her head, heart and soul that wanted to be told. Turning 40 was the catalyst to either do it or leave it all behind.But when it came to writing the fiction novel she developed for decades from her own life, imposter syndrome set in. The little voice inside her head told her she wasn’t Latina enough to write her own story. Yet, even after taking decades to write it and facing 13 rejections from publishers, Annette forged ahead to memorialize her abuela and Wuelita, las reynas de su familia, and forever hold the story that had to be told. Fast forward to today and Annette is thriving from her soul having published not 1 or 2 but 3! Novels since the time she told herself, “Just Do It”! Learn more about this amazing Latina on this episode capturing:✨ Living the First Gen Oldest Daughter Life✨ Writing to Express Emotions✨ Discovering the Romance Genre… but not Novelas✨ Imposter Syndrome of not being “Latina Enough”✨ 40 years and 13 Rejections Later… Writing the Story In Her Soul ‘Big Chicas Don’t Cry’✨ Power of Family and Time to Hone Your Story✨ What brought Annette to sudden tears on the show✨ Annette’s favorite binge worthy genreBUZZFEED QUIZ: WHICH PRIMA ARE YOU? (Erica, Mari, Selena and Gracie are the Garcia cousins from the women's fiction novel "Big Chicas Don't Cry.Follow Annette on her SocialsInstagram for Annette Chavez Macias Instagram for Sabring Sol TikTok WebsiteLinkTree
Filmmaking with A Big Mission: Representation of the Comunidad
Mar 13 2024
Filmmaking with A Big Mission: Representation of the Comunidad
Grab your seat for today's guests heralded as the top screenwriters to watch in 2024 by the International Screenwriter’s Association (ISA)! In an industry lacking representation, these two highly awarded Latino Filmmakers are breaking all the rules. Director Miguel Angel Caballero and Actor Luis Antonio Aldana are the soulful screenwriting filmmaker team bringing authentic stories of the comunidad to life on the big screen. Growing up Miguel and Luis, independently, envisioned becoming the actors they never saw represented on TV and movies. Discovering each other at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television was the catalyst for a partnership that would upend Hollywood. Soon, they had a greater mission: To take the reins of filmmaking to fully represent the cultura and comunidad. The perfect blueprint for Cabaldana Alchemy Productions.Doing so would require trusting their authentic voice, honoring their heritage and embracing their self identity as core pieces of a story needing to be told. Listen to the Behind the Scenes snippets of Acuitzeramo and The Ballad of Tita and The Machines , both showered with awards for their authenticity. Consuelo is a First Gen Peruvian, structural engineer, mother and Scorpio fired Latina out to hold the mic and shine the light for amazing Latinas and advocates who share their journey from ancestry to authenticity in their most genuine voice. Connect with Consuelo on IG @Consuelo_Ends_in_ODiscover Encuentras Your Voice podcast on IG @EncuentrasYourVoice and join the comunidad of amazing Latinas!Listen to every episode on Spotify, Apple Podcast or any of your favorite streaming platforms. Watch the full videos on our YouTube channel @EncuentrasYourVoice
When All Else Fails, Use This to Keep Going
Mar 6 2024
When All Else Fails, Use This to Keep Going
Get ready for an exciting new Pod Club episode showcasing the gems of last week's full length episode with the incredible Jessica Bejarano, Queer Latina Founder of the San Francisco Philharmonic. Get ready for an insightful discussion on overcoming life's challenges with finesse. Be prepared for a wave of inspiration and discover the key to propelling yourself forward. Jessica's empowering message resonates deeply, "Never let anyone take away your dreams. They're yours."If you missed last week's full length episode of Jessica Bejarano no worries! This episode stands on its own. Plus, a teaser on who is coming up next week! This dynamic duo is hitting big on the film festival circuit for their short film, "The Ballad of Tita and The Machines". Discover what motivated them to get into filmmaking and wind up on the Big Screen. It's not anything like you expected. Step into your truth, ladies!Consuelo is a First Gen Peruvian, structural engineer, mother and Scorpio fired Latina out to hold the mic and shine the light for amazing Latinas and advocates who share their journey from ancestry to authenticity in their most genuine voice. Connect with Consuelo on IG @Consuelo_Ends_in_ODiscover Encuentras Your Voice podcast on IG @EncuentrasYourVoice and join the comunidad of amazing Latinas!Listen to every episode on Spotify, Apple Podcast or any of your favorite streaming platforms. Watch the full videos on our YouTube channel @EncuentrasYourVoice
¡La Música es Nuestra!:  A Latina Maestra's Legacy with Jessica Bejarano
Feb 28 2024
¡La Música es Nuestra!: A Latina Maestra's Legacy with Jessica Bejarano
She shattered family patterns, crushed academic barriers, and now she's busting classical music out of its elite bubble, ushering in an era where everyone gets a front-row seat, especially those historically left out of traditional concert halls and symphonies!Today’s guest goes way out to the stratospheric reaches of the universe for what she has been through to pursue her passionate dream as an international orchestral conductor, only to realize, that is wasn’t her dream alone, but for every person who felt left out, pushed out, unseen, allowed in but never accepted.Jessica Bejarano, Mexican-American Queer Founder and Conductor of the San Francisco Philharmonic, talks about rising out of East LA threats, academia adversity and societal bias by finding the silver lining in every experience. Her dream of becoming an orchestral conductor was both for herself and for others: living passionately by creating music that would one day bring her mamá a life of ease. But, when a Maestro in her Masters program told her to "go back to your country, you won't be one in mine", Jessica realized she had a universal purpose: securing diversity through representation in the audience, orchestra and epically, the podium. Jessica never wanted anyone to feel that devastation, so she founded her own symphony where everyone feels welcome, accepted in authenticity and excited to become a part of the orchestral music scene. An iconic feat in a major cosmopolitan city!She has changed the face, audience and sound of symphony halls forever! Bravo!Please support Jessica and the San Francisco Philharmonic by donations arranged and attendance to their performances at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. Catch this episode on YouTube @EncuentrasYourVoice and more heartwarming stories of Jessica on Instagram and on our website. Watch the amazing Tecate Alta video highlighting her journey and creation of the Tecate Alta Sinfónica with Latino urban beats performers. Consuelo is a First Gen Peruvian, structural engineer, mother and Scorpio fired Latina out to hold the mic and shine the light for amazing Latinas and advocates who share their journey from ancestry to authenticity in their most genuine voice. Connect with Consuelo on IG @Consuelo_Ends_in_ODiscover Encuentras Your Voice podcast on IG @EncuentrasYourVoice and join the comunidad of amazing Latinas!Listen to every episode on Spotify, Apple Podcast or any of your favorite streaming platforms. Watch the full videos on our YouTube channel @EncuentrasYourVoice
Do These Two Things to Change Struggles Into Success
Feb 21 2024
Do These Two Things to Change Struggles Into Success
It's Pod Club time! Pod Club episodes pull the gems from last week's full length episode that speak to all of us.Ever feel like you're caught between two worlds and not good enough for either? That feeling is exactly what launched Latina filmmaker, Chloe Caudillo, into a world of art and Sci-Fi storytelling to express her emotions as a little niña struggling with her Mexican heritage in a Chicago suburb.But this small town girl didn't let that stop her. She took a big leap of faith and hit the Big Apple with nothing but a dream. Chloe's resilience and positivity opened hearts and doors, building a community of life long friends and a tribe of supporters to help nurture her creative writing, ultimately landing a Netflix funded fellowship to create her short film, 'Development', that changed her life forever. In this episode, we highlight Chloe's resilience and positivity to teach us all how to deal and heal struggles and pain towards an unimaginably successful life, using positivity as a compass. This is a feel great, I-can-do-it episode that will put a smile on your face, determination in your heart and pride in your vibrant Latina soul. If you missed last week's full episode with Chloe Caudillo, catch it here to fully appreciate today's episode. No worries though, this episode stands alone and introduces Chloe to your amiga list. PLUS, big surprise at the end of the episode! You need this link to purchase tickets! for the San Francisco concert on March 2, 2024. Consuelo is a First Gen Peruvian, structural engineer, mother and Scorpio fired Latina out to hold the mic and shine the light for amazing Latinas and advocates who share their journey from ancestry to authenticity in their most genuine voice. Connect with Consuelo on IG @Consuelo_Ends_in_ODiscover Encuentras Your Voice podcast on IG @EncuentrasYourVoice and join the comunidad of amazing Latinas!Listen to every episode on Spotify, Apple Podcast or any of your favorite streaming platforms. Watch the full videos on our YouTube channel @EncuentrasYourVoice
Latina Filmmaker, Chloe Caudillo, Shines Her Authentic Voice on the Big Screen
Feb 14 2024
Latina Filmmaker, Chloe Caudillo, Shines Her Authentic Voice on the Big Screen
Latina Filmmaker, Chloe Caudillo, joins us this week for an amazing, uplifting episode of going after your dream and loving every step along the way. Chloe shares how the difficulty of not fitting in completely to either culture, her Mexican heritage or American society, led to her vibrant, unique Sci-Fi storytelling, honed on expressing how she felt as a child through stories and art.Her love of storytelling kept encouraging Chloe to take chances on herself and discovering the communities that supported her vision, nurturing lifelong friendships and ultimately, a chance at the Big Screen. ‘Development’ is the story of a First Gen Latina striving to make it in corporate America only to realize she has to become a clone of a privileged nepo baby. Sound familiar? The movie takes on many of Chloe’s own experiences, even using her real parents names for the lead roles filled by epic stars, Haskiri Velazquez and Sal Lopez. Chloe draws on her own friendships to ensure full representation for the hard of hearing community, creating a role specifically for actress, Even after this big win, Chloe stays true to herself with her mantra, “let go of what it looks like, or what it’s supposed to look like or what it’s supposed to be and just be present in your life and on your path”.We can’t wait to see more of what Chloe Caudillo has in store for us movie goers! Remember it’s up to us, the audience, to support the Latine creatives and their teams if we want full representation on the Big Screen. So get your snacks ready and slide into your cozy seat to cheer on this amazing mujer, Chloe Caudillo, in her story of self discovery, empowerment and the success that came from sharing her most authentic self. Connect with Chloe on IG @coco.loca Check out her film, 'Development' on IG @development_film and on her website at www.coco-loca.com And check out her favorite cafecito place Picaresca Barra de Cafe in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, for her chosen Cafe de Olla! Thank you, https://www.instagram.com/picaresca.cafe/ for keeping our Latina filmmakers happy!Consuelo is a First Gen Peruvian, structural engineer, mother and Scorpio fired Latina out to hold the mic and shine the light for Latinas defining today's cultura in their authenticity. Connect with Consuelo on IG @Consuelo_Ends_in_ODiscover Encuentras Your Voice podcast on IG @EncuentrasYourVoice and join the comunidad of amazing Latinas!Listen to every episode on Spotify, Apple Podcast or any of your favorite streaming platforms. Watch the full videos on our YouTube channel @EncuentrasYourVoice