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?
In our first episode of our F*ck That series, Carrie tells us about the time where she was mercilessly bullied in school and how she dealt with it… and we touch briefly on where the bully is now. (Spoiler alert: she may be a few fries short of a happy meal - and she’s still pretty mean).
Parenting in a pandemic is a new experience for all of us. Some of us are dealing with life changes well. Some of us... not so much. Either way, it’s thrown all of us for a loop. We are spending a lot more time with our kids than we had originally planned and thinking about what school is going to look like in the fall is anxiety-inducing. Listen to this week’s episode to hear us chat about what our parenting life has been life on this pandemic rollercoaster.
This week we are lucky enough to have another wonderful guest, Pranali Lad, a business analyst/product owner and cancer survivor who has become well-versed on the twists and turns of the immigration process since she and her husband moved here from India. Plus, she makes a mean cupcake! She shares some inspiring stories of perseverance and offers solid advice for finding the strength to keep going when things get rocky.
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.