Today’s very special guest is Danie’s husband, Daniel. He shares with us the complicated feelings he has experienced as a Puerto Rican growing up in New York City, as well as what it was like for him to move to a much-less diverse city in Wisconsin. As he recounts some personal stories, he acknowledges that he often wonders, who really has his back?
As we continue our Listening series this week, we talk with Aida Cubano, a Hispanic artist, digital marketing professional, wife, and mother who has some fascinating stories! Aida tells us about her experiences dealing with feeling “in-between” due to implications that she is “too feminine” to identify as gay and “not Hispanic enough” to be truly Puerto Rican. She shares the ways she’s navigated these tricky spaces, including what it was like to come out, her bumpy path of having children as part of a same-sex couple, and her reactions to the current worldwide protests.
Our first guest in the Listening series is Melissa Robinson-Brown, Ph.D, who helps us navigate the challenges of raising kids to be aware of and understand issues of race, including the recent violence, unrest and protests. Dr. Mel helps us with ways to introduce diversity into our kids’ lives and consciousness, from switching up the books they read to expanding our own social circles, and demonstrates different approaches to addressing racism with children of all ages. We learned so much from her, and we hope you do too!
This week we talk about something that’s, unfortunately, affecting a lot of people right now — layoffs. All of us have experienced a layoff (at least once) and one of us very recently. Listen as we discuss what we’ve learned from going through a layoff, how we’ve coped with it, and how we think an employer can make it as humane as possible.
If you’re a mom, you know it’s not easy. For every moment of joy and sweetness, there are times of intense struggle and frustration. And THEN there are the moments that go beyond mere frustration — and totally break you. This week we talk about the times, as moms, that left us feeling utterly defeated. Because we’ve all been there.