Elevating La Cultura Podcast

Elevating La Cultura Podcast

A space where I talk with Latinas who are passionate about what they do, and willing to sharing their wisdom with others to change the narrative especially for the next generation.Each season is centered around different topic, but all with the Latina perspective. This is Season 3 focused on Latinas in Education.

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October 25, 2021 50 min

We recorded this episode late at night a Wednesday, so I’m so appreciative that she could take the time out of a full teaching/mom life day to chat with me for the podcast. Vanessa is a certified bilingual and special education pre-k teacher. She pours everything she has into making everyday special for her students and the teachers around her. She shares great information on how to find community and resources for a child with an ...

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Hola! Today’s conversation is so good, and I’ve wanted to get it out to the listeners since I recorded it! Veronica shares her story of how she opened the Little Scholars Club, a daycare and learning center dedicated to provide children with a safe and nurturing space where they can learn and develop the social, emotional, academic, and life skills needed for school preparedness.

Veronica, pivoted from being a teacher, to open LSC w...

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Hola! Today I’m talking with Maggie Moreno co-founder of LatinXChange. Let me tell you, that the passion behind this organization is amazing. 

Community is so important in every career, and LatinXChange is a  community for Latinx educators to grow, have a voice and to be encouraged professionally and personally. Maggie’s story about how she came to launch LatinXChange is amazing, and the wisdom she shares is so amazing.

Website: lati...

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Hola! I’m Karina host of Elevating la Cultura, and today I’m talking with Analily, a 5th grade teacher out in California.
She was the first person to inspire me in shifting how I parent and I’m just so grateful we got to connect in person a few years ago, and also the fact that we’ve stayed in touch thanks to instagram.
Analily truly speaks from the heart, and you can tell she is passionate about nurturing her classroom, and cultivat...

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Hola! I’m Karina host of Elevating la Cultura, and today I’m talking with Lisset from Casita Montessori. I get so excited to hear stories of people pouring back into their community, which is exactly what Lisset is doing by opening this school. I loved learning about Montessori education and why it’s so important to her to bring this type of access to the southside of Chicago. 

She is working hard to open the doors to this school by...

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I’m Karina host of Elevating la Cultura, and today I’m chatting with Vanessa Avalos, my friend who is opening up a bilingual and culturally relevant playroom called Luna y Cielo. You can definitely hear the passion behind what she is building. She shares so much information about the process of building something from the ground up, and the all of the emotions that go with it. She is seriously working so hard to bring this access t...

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I’m Karina host of Elevating la Cultura, and I’m excited to introduce our first guest of season three!!! 

I met Carolina through Instagram first, but then in person at the We All Grow conference in California in 2019. She is a homeschool mom, and inspires me as I homeschool my own kids. I’m so glad for social media as we’ve stayed connected despite living halfway across the country from each other. 

I get so excited to talk with home...

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Hola! Welcome back to Season 3! 

With this season I want to elevate Latinas in the education space because I know education is the foundation for our kids and can really be influential for the rest of their lives. I want to help listeners hear stories and have hope that there are people advocating for our kids, doing all they can for the next generation, and inspiring parents to do the same for their own kids. 

There are so many of u...

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Woo we made it. Welcome to the last episode of season 2. I’m beyond grateful a todos that have listened to the podcast. Elevating la Cultura has had over 700 downloads, and many YouTube views.?

I’m so grateful to my guests who have been vulnerable enough to share their stories, and offer wisdom and advice on this very important topic of health and wellness. We had amazing guests that have talked us through their journeys and the imp...

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Hola! We’ve made it to my last guest for Season two! I’m talking with Jen, a functional trainer with Well with JQ. I felt like we could have talked all day about all things fitness & food. 

I love how intentional she is when it comes to shifting thought patterns we might have around food and exercise especially in the Latinx community. After this conversation I realize the importance of continuing to challenge past idea around f...

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Hola! A new month, and a new quarter. I hope everyone is feeling great about the rest of the year.

Today I’m chatting with Vanessa from Holistic Healing Circle, a brand she had created to empower and encourage all who come across her page and products. 

Like many of us she created this space during the pandemic when she needed something to ground her and pour into her mental well-being. 

We also talk about her day job where she works ...

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I’m so excited for this next interview with Evelia owner of De Mi Tierra. She Spilled ALL. THE. TEA. when it comes to the cosmetic industry. Evelia has been in the industry for over 15 years, and when she was pregnant she decided to take a stand and develop products that she could trust and knew that would be nourishing to her body. 

About De Mi Tierra:
"Her company, De Mi Tierra is Spanish for “From My Earth”, because she believ...

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Today’s conversation is so good! I mean they’re all good in my opinion. But I’m so glad Jess was able to chat with me for this season. She is a certified health and wellness coach based out of LA.

We met at the We All Grow conference in 2019 and have kept in touch via social media since. She is a huge advocate for sharing her knowledge and wanting to educate others about holistic living especially as a Latina. She is such a joy to c...

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In this week’s episode, I had the privilege to chat with Patricia Peña, a Licensed marriage and family therapist with her own private practice, Patricia Peña Therapy LLC. where she provides individual and family therapy to children, teens, adults, and families.

Paty is employed full time at Children’s Research Triangle as their Senior Bilingual Child and Family Therapist and Early Childhood Advisor. She plays multiple roles at CRT i...

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My conversation with Yesenia was so powerful and healing for me and I’m so excited to share our chat. 

My first zoom meeting with her a few months ago felt like it could’ve lasted all day. I felt such a deep connection with her from the beginning. Through her community Her Revolutión she is helping people heal from past experiences, specifically issues that might stem from one’s Mother, so they can connect and have a holistic relati...

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This week, I’m excited to share my conversation with Crystal from Verde Wellness Studio. She is an energy holistic practitioner and massage therapist. She shares about how she is continuing her families ancestral legacy by offering practices and massage therapies that have been passed down through generations. She’s also been intentional about serving the community she grew up in. Crystal offers us so much encouragement in this epi...

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Today’s episode is with Dr. Angie Recendez a pediatric and prenatal chiropractor. She is helping so many families in educating people on chiropractic care as an option for stress and anxiety by taking a look at our kid's nervous system, and finding a way to heal it in a more natural and holistic way. 

The whole episode I was in awe of learning about chiropractic care and how she is bringing more representation and awareness to t...

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This week’s episode is filled with lots of wisdom around health and wellness through the lens of entrepreneurship. I interviewed Anabelle about a month ago, and she shares so much wisdom when it comes to building a business with the intention of empowering her staff, equipping them with leadership skills, and forming a strong community. These are all critical things when building a business to make sure the environment you’re creat...

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Raquel is a Licensed Clinical professional counselor and I’m thankful that she sat down with me to share her story as an immigrant, and a mom raising bi-cultural kids and to talk about mental health especially in the year 2020. We recorded this episode at the end of last summer 2020, so a little bit ago, but I think everything she shared is still very relatable today.

As Latinas or even as immigrants, mental health is not easily dis...

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This season will be focused on health and wellness. As we see on social media and become more vocal about our own metal wellbeing, we’re realizing the traumas and mindsets passed down to us from our family, are not really serving us today. 

A big reason why I’m doing all of this and creating this space is because I think about my kids, and how I can do my part to create a better world for them.

I really want people to come away with ...

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