Angie interviews journalist Alicia Menendez. Named “Broadcast Journalism’s New Gladiator” by Elle Magazine, “Ms. Millennial” by The Washington Post, and a “Content Queen” by Marie Claire, Alicia has quickly become a force in American media. She currently works as a co-host of Amanpour & Co., a global affairs show which airs on PBS and CNNi; and a contributing editor at Bustle, the largest media property for Millennial women. She is also the Host and Co-Executive Producer of the Latina to Latina podcast, currently in its second season.
Angie sits down with Korean American scribe Serena Kim, editor in chief of Kore Asian Media, the premiere lifestyle brand catering to the Asian American diaspora. Together they celebrate the incredible artistic achievements of the Asian community in 2018, including the success of Crazy Rich Asians, and discuss why it’s taken so long for Asians to have this lasting cultural moment in the mainstream, Kim’s own journey growing up in Los Angeles amid blatant racism, her inspiring contributions to hip-hop journalism, and the universal human quest for validation.
Angie sits down with her Desi sister from another mister, Smriti Mundhra, a brilliant filmmaker and journalist who won the Tribeca Film Festival’s Best New Documentary Director Award for her first film, A Suitable Girl. The doc follows three young women in India struggling to maintain their identities and follow their dreams amid intense pressure to get married. Here, Mundhra opens up about her unique journey as an Indian American woman, using her voice to uplift her community and all women of color, and how her late father, the beloved Bollywood director Jag Mundhra continues to inspire the “wokeness” of her life and career.
In this episode, Angie interviews Deb Haaland, Democratic candidate for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District. If she wins the House seat on Nov. 6th, Haaland, a proud member of the Laguna Pueblo tribe, would make history as the first Native American woman to serve in Congress. A voice for women of color, single mothers, military families, the LGBTQ community, and anyone who feels marginalized, Haaland gets personal about what led to her a remarkable life in public service.
In the first-ever episode of The Hermanas Project, Angie sits down with a not-so-hidden figure in Hollywood (and her own personal mentor), Mimi Valdés. Currently the Chief Creative Officer for I Am Other, Pharrell Williams’ music and entertainment collective, Valdés opens up about her humble beginnings, her Afro-Latina identity, her journey from music journalist to one of the most influential storytellers of our time behind such films as the Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures, and why she lives by the motto, “embrace the risky.”
Welcome to The Hermanas Project, a sisterhood of extraordinary women of color and allies. We share inspiring stories, spread ideas, and have meaningful conversations.
Meet my new passion project, THP, short for The Hermanas Project.
The idea for this podcast was born in the #MeToo and #TimesUp era, in which the gut-wrenching stories of sexual assault, harassment, and inequality awakened a new level of consciousness and solidarity in many of us, and an urgent need to use our voices for something meaningful, something bigger.
In my case, this meant creating an audio platform for those whose voices and contributions are so often marginalized — women of color — with the goal of empowering each other and younger generations to live out our dreams.
In the early stages of the project one word kept coming to me: “hermanas” (the Spanish word for sisters). And so it became clear: the Project would shine a light on extraordinary women of color and allies from every industry and bring us together through honest and meaningful conversations.
Welcome to the sisterhood. We’re just getting started!
So excited to share one of my latest projects: the Viva Latino podcast, now on Spotify!!!
It’s been so much fun to co-produce & co-host this with my fellow Spotifier, AJ “El Kallejero” Ramos. Together, we bring you that “arroz con pollo” flavor. Lots of fun conversations in Spanglish, music geekery, laughter, and yes, the occasional “Oprah” teary-eyed moment. In one episode of Season 1 in particular, we all got a little emotional with one of the biggest names in Latin music.
Here’s what you need to know:
- The Viva Latino podcast takes you behind the streams of Latin music’s biggest superstars, featuring insightful interviews and unique data stories behind today’s global Latin hits.
- This is a unique, audio-driven brand extension of Viva Latino—Spotify’s biggest Latin playlist globally, which now features exclusive video content on a weekly basis. Or as we like to say, it’s the “cousin” of the playlist.
- Season 1 launched on Nov. 30, with Jennifer Lopez as the series premiere guest. YES. J.LO. JENNY FROM THE BLOCK. LA LOPEZ. I still can’t believe it. But yes, it happened. And now I can die happy. By the way, the JLo episode got a ton of coverage because she gave us so much great stuff. Here’s one article in particular that does it justice on E!.
- The podcast is currently available in the following territories: US, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay
So check it out here, be sure to FOLLOW IT so you don’t miss a single episode!!! Enjoy the amazing line-up we have for Season 1.
Shout out to everyone who makes this possible: Natalie, Baron, Whitney, Andrew, Ayleen, William, Fred, Jack, and of course, Rocio for the opportunity.
Thanks for listening!!!