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 6 focused on Latinas in the food space.


December 13, 2022 9 min


We’re wrapping up another amazing season of the Elevating la Cultura podcast. And we have made it past 3300 downloads! Thank you so much for all my listeners and for your continued support through each season. I’m especially grateful to each guest that takes time out of their day to share their story and offer education to our listeners.

What an incredibly amazing season. As I talked with each guest I could hear the excite...

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Hola! Today we are in for something special. I have two guests today, from a company I’ve admired since I learned about them. I’m chatting with co-founder and COO of Big Mich, a beverage company that specializes in fresh michelada mix. We have an amazing conversation so please enjoy.

Website: bigmich.com

Instagram: @officialbigmich

TikTok: @officialbigmich

YouTube: @bigmich_micheladas

Facebook: @OfficialBigMich

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Hola! Today I’m talking with Dalina, a registered dietitian and positive health advocate. She works with people to help them reclaim the joy and pleasure of diet free living. She talks about how Most of us have spent our lives being fed stories that our bodies, our culture, our way of being is wrong. So she helps people remember how fun and free life can be when they drop the weight...of body shame and chronic dieting. 

Website: you...

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Hola, today I’m chatting with Valeria a life and heath coach. She helps women of color ditch diet culture and eat more plants so they can fuel their life. And She is talking with us today all about what it means to have a vegan lifestyle. So please enjoy!

Website: msha.ke/vegivale

Instagram: @vegivale

Facebook: Vegi Vale

TikTok: @vegivale

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Today on the podcast is Norma from Normitas Conchas. She is a baker who brought her passion to life after graduating, and launched her business in 2020 and is now thriving….which means everyone who purchases her pan dulce is thriving too. Enjoy our conversation.

CashDrop: Normitas Conchas

Instagram: @normitasconchas

Facebook: Normitas Conchas

Etsy Headband: Magical Bowtique Co.

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I had a great time talking with Jessica from Soul Boricua, a company with a mission of bringing quality food and service that uplifts the community. Not only do they offer amazing food, but they provide classes, as well as products like adobo, sazón, and sofrito that can be found in local grocery stores and online. Enjoy our conversation.

Website: Soul Boricua

Instagram: @soulboricua

Facebook: Soul Boricua

Isn’t Jessica so inspirin...

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Today I’m so excited to talk to Vanessa. She took over a taqueria in the Belmont Cragin area, and is continuing her family’s traditions and legacy so please enjoy our conversation.

Website: Su Taqueria Thalys

Instagram: @sutaqueriathalys

Facebook: Su Taqueria Thalys

TikTok: @sutaqueriathalys

Locations: 3156 N. Austin Ave, Chicago, IL 60634

Talking with Vanessa brought up so many memories and feelings of when I helped my father op...

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Today I'm chatting with Rachel from Borinken Cakes, and I have been wanting to meet her for a long time. She offers Puerto Rican cupcakes made from scratch soaked in sweet Caribbean flavors, topped with a sweet crunchy icing..…and let me tell you, if you haven’t had one of her desserts but the end of our episode you’re going to want one. I’m so inspired by her story so I hope you are too and enjoy our chat.

Website: Borinken Cak...

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Hola, today I’m chatting with Brenda all about aguas frescas! She is building her business with her family, love, and lots of fruta. I hope you’re inspired by our conversation.

Instagram: @aguaslaguneras

Facebook: Aguas Laguneras

Email: aguaslaguneras@gmail.com

Phone Number: 773-791-2572

Special Shoutouts to Sandra from Beautea Queens & Casa Calderon (Lisset from Season 3)

She is doing amazing getting out there and sharing he...

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I’m so happy I was able to talk with Argelia Vida Mia Cocktails for the podcast. Born and raised in Chicago, Argelia Martinez is dedicated to creating positive spaces for Latine culture to thrive. By day, she is Managing Director at Hauswirth/Co, a strategic marketing firm. By night, she is the Frida Kahlo of mixology — Argelia founded Vida Mia Cocktails in 2018 to celebrate the diverse culinary traditions of Mexico through f...

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My first guest for this season brought an amazing conversation about food. Mary Beth from Heart of Celebration is an educator and private chef, and overall speaks with such passion and heart about foods, especially cultural foods. Enjoy our conversation!

Website: heartofcelebration.com

Instagram: @heartofcelebration

Mentions: Michael Twitty, Gap Community Center

Our chat inspired me to rethink and be intentional about how I t...

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Y bienbenidas to a new season! 

I’m Karina host of Elevating la Cultura podcast. I wrapped up season 5 in August, where I got into it with my own story. I’ll be honest, it wasn’t easy writing and recording those episodes because I had to dig a little into my past experiences to make the connection to how I interact with the world today, and specifically why I’m passionate about sharing stories and pouring into this community.


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August 8, 2022 12 min

Welcome to another week of Season 5 where I’m doing a deep dive into sharing my story and what has brought me here. Last week I shared why therapy is so important to me. This week I’m closing out the season with an episode on cultivating this community.

I'm so excited to dive deeper into my story and share more about what has brought me to creating this space. 

Website: karinamora.com

Instagram: @elevatinglacultura & @...

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August 1, 2022 15 min

Welcome to another week of Season 5 where I’m doing a deep dive into sharing my story and what has brought me here. Last week I shared all about my journey as a parent. Today I’m going deeper on my story with therapy. Therapy is so important to me that I gave it a whole episode.  

 I’m a huge advocate for therapy. I’m pretty sure I mention it every episode. Therapy never even crossed my mind as a thing to do until my mid-wife mentio...

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July 25, 2022 16 min

Welcome to another week of Season 5 where I’m doing a deep dive into sharing my story and what has brought me here. Last week I shared all about my dating life and how that impacted how I valued myself during that time. Today I’m talking through my journey as a parent. 

This is a raw and complex part of my story to talk about because as I am the bridge between two completely different generations, I feel like the glue that is keepin...

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Welcome to another week of Season 5 where I’m doing a deep dive into sharing my story and what has brought me here. Last week I shared about how my identity as a Mexican-American has shifted throughout my life, and today I’m talking all about my marriage and the nuances I face married to a white man. Un Guero!

In the past 4 years my husband has been a great support for our family as we navigate a more hostile political climate, to w...

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Welcome to another week of Season 5 where I’m doing a deep dive into sharing my story. Last week I shared about my life as an entrepreneur, and today I’m going to be going a little deeper into my how my identity as a Mexican-American has shifted throughout my life. 

Both entrepreneurship & my Latinidad are the foundation to my identity and will give you some insight into why I desire to build this community. 

I'm so excited t...

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Bienvenidas to a new season! 

This season is going to be a little different. It's going to be a mini season with only 6 episodes, and they will all be a solocast where I dive a little deeper into sharing my own story. 

After doing a lot of healing work in my own life, I’m excited to introduce season 5 where I’ll share my story with my listeners. I’m diving deeper on different areas of my life that have contributed to me doing wha...

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Another season wrapped! 

At the end of last season I mentioned we had a little over 1300 downloads, and now we are at over 2100 downloads. I’m always so thankful for all the support, and feedback that keeps me going and sharing our stories. 

So much wisdom and encouragement shared this season., but most of all I love how many of the people I talked with this season also said that as creatives we need to make space for ourselves to re...

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Today I have my last guest of season 4! And as soon as we recorded our interview, I knew that I wanted to have her episode the one to close us out. Today I’m talking with Mari from LatinxMktg. I was a super fan from the time I came across her page on IG, and since then she’s become a friend, and I’ve gotten to know how amazing Mari is in real life. 

Please enjoy our conversation!

Website: latinxmktg.com

Instagram: @latinxmktg


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