How to Talk to [Mamí & Papí] about Anything

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"My two sons' godmother, who is a first-generation Dominican in New York City, was having a really, really hard time getting through to her mother about taking extra precautions during the start of the COVID pandemic," says Juleyka Lantigua, host and creator of How to Talk to [Mamí & Papí] about Anything, Apple Podcasts' Spotlight show for January 2023. "It was like they were speaking to each other in two different languages. The cultural and generational differences between them seemed to push them further apart as their conversations progressed. I realized they represented millions of children and parents enmeshed in a drag-out white-knuckle fight because those of us who are 'Americanized' see the world—and most importantly, live in the world—very differently from our immigrant parents." Lantigua, who is a veteran reporter and founder and CEO of the digital audio and production company LWC Studios, launched How to Talk to [Mamí & Papí] about Anything in 2020. She found out quickly that many listeners could relate to the experiences discussed on the show. "It was a grand experiment, and we were nervous and excited," she says. "And then the emails started pouring in from listeners who never knew they needed these conversations or those who wished they'd had the show growing up 20,30, 50 years ago!" Each episode features a listener with a problem that can range from navigating relationships with parents who disapprove of their spouse to maintaining a relationship with a difficult parent for the sake of the grandchildren. An expert on the episode’s topic joins Lantigua on the show to offer professional advice and analyze the generational and cultural dynamics at play. "So many of us straddle that hyphen of being American and something else. So many of us are trying to honor our parents' ways while making our own way in the world," Lantigua says. "This is a place to find solace and really good advice." After nearly 150 episodes, Lantigua is taking the plunge into extending the brand with a sister show, How to Talk to [High Achievers] about Anything. And her hope is that there’s more where that came from. "My vision is that the "How to Talk to" franchise continues to grow and serve the rising-majority audience in the US for years to come.”

Episode Date
Mom Is Pressuring Her to Buy a House
00:19:32

Hoang’s Vietnamese mother wants her to buy a house, but she’s unsure if that makes sense for her and her family at the moment. And financial planner Thao Truong speaks with Juleyka about this often symbolic purchase among immigrant families, and offers practical advice for discussing the decision with our loved ones.

Featured Expert

Thao Truong joined Morton Wealth in December 2020. She has 10 years of experience in the wealth management business. Prior to joining Morton Wealth, she held various roles in financial planning, private investments, portfolio design, and advisory services at other independent advisory firms based in San Francisco and San Diego. Additionally, Thao is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™️ professional. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in finance and economics from the University of New Hampshire. Born and raised in Saigon, Vietnam, she moved to the United States by herself and became financially independent at age 16. Thao is dedicated to supporting youth and women through life transitions and closing the financial literacy gap. Recently, she helped launch “Herself by Morton,” an initiative that provides free networking opportunities and financial education resources for women. Thao is a member of the National Association for Divorce Professionals and is training to become a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®️ (CDFA®️). She is one of the honorees of the 2022 class of 40 Under 40 by InvestmentNews. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, crafting, and maintaining an active lifestyle: running, cycling, hiking, tennis, and yoga. She is fluent in Vietnamese, and also knows some French because of her Vietnamese heritage. Learn more about Thao's work here.

If you loved this episode, listen to Talking to Mamí about Her Money and When They Send Money Back Home But It Hurts You.

We’d love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to hello@talktomamipapi.com. You might be on a future episode! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram at @TalkToMamiPapi and email us at hello@talktomamipapi.com. And follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts.

Jan 30, 2023
Passing Down Her Food Heritage in a New Country
00:20:01

On the last episode of our special food-and-family series Juleyka reflects on her experience around parenting and food with Claudia Serrato, a culinary anthropologist who studies how to decolonize food practices. In this inspiring conversation, Claudia shows us how to reclaim the power of the kitchen, strengthen family time by centering food, and honor our hybrid identities through what we eat.

Featured Expert

Claudia Serrato is an Indigenous culinary anthropologist, a public scholar, a doctoral candidate, a professor of ethnic studies, an Indigenous plant-based chef, and a food justice activist scholar. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California predominantly on a P’urhépecha, Huasteca, and Zacateco diet. At an early age, she began to cook alongside her elders, gaining time-tested food knowledge, which she centered in her academic studies, arriving at the conclusion in 2007 that decolonizing the diet was essential to the survival of Indigenous foods and foodways. Since 2014 Claudia has been actively involved in the Native food justice and sovereignty movement. Claudia is also the co-founder of Across Our Kitchen Tables, a women of color culinary hub and event series founded in 2017 that generates and supports socially responsible food-based work by women of color. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Gender, Ethnicity, and Multicultural Studies, a Master’s in Mexican American Studies, a second Master’s in Anthropology, and is currently completing a Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Washington, Seattle. She is currently a teaching scholar at California Polytechnic University Pomona. Learn more about her work and research here.

If you loved this episode, listen to Replicating Family Recipes That Were Never Written Down and Stepping Up from Guest to Host at Family Gatherings.

We’d love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to hello@talktomamipapi.com. You might be on a future episode! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram at @TalkToMamiPapi and email us at hello@talktomamipapi.com. And follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts.

 

Jan 16, 2023
Replicating Family Recipes That Were Never Written Down
00:20:27

On this episode of our food-and-family series our colleague Kori opens up about her challenges in documenting beloved family recipes and getting her Caribbean relatives to share their rich culinary knowledge. And Nadege Fleurimond, restaurateur and cookbook author, speaks with Juleyka about how to understand, write down and adapt kitchen techniques when our loved ones are simply “cooking from the heart.”

Featured Expert:  

Nadege Fleurimond is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, culinary ambassador and business strategist living life in New York City. She is the author of two books. Taste of Life, part cookbook, part memoir, Taste of Life offers readers an opportunity to view their own lives through a culinary lens and appreciate the beauty of food, family, friends, and tasty pleasures. Her latest book, Haiti Uncovered, is a culinary travel coffee table cookbook that delves into the Art of Haitian Cuisine representing dishes, recipes, and cooking traditions, from all the 10 geographical Departments. Nadege is a passionate innovator who harnesses her skills and love of food to serve communities through the realms of the culinary arts and entrepreneurship. She conducts culinary tours to Haiti as a way of providing Haitians, Haitians Americans and friends of Haiti access to experience Haiti and its rich culture. Her latest food venture BunNan, is a plantain concept restaurant in NYC that shares Haitian, Caribbean and black diaspora cuisine with the rest of the world. When she’s not hosting an event, she regularly hosts cooking classes and other culinary experiences. Learn more abouther work here.

If you loved this episode, listen to Feeling Pressured to Eat What Loved Ones Cook and Questioning Papí's Food Choices.

We’d love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to hello@talktomamipapi.com. You might be on a future episode! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram at @TalkToMamiPapi and email us at hello@talktomamipapi.com. And follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts.

Jan 02, 2023
Stepping Up from Guest to Host at Family Gatherings
00:20:05

As part of our special series on food and families, LWC Studios' managing producer Paulina shared her concerns that hosting and cooking for the holidays is taking a toll on her aging Mexican mom. And culinary educator and hospitality expert Trisha Pérez Kennealy offers practical tips for maintaining family traditions while transitioning the related responsibilities.

Featured Expert

Trisha Pérez Kennealy is the owner of the Inn at Hastings Park in historic Lexington, MA. A proud Puerto Rican-Jewish woman, Trisha grew up in Puerto Rico (before moving to Lexington as a teen) & spent much of her childhood with her multi-generational family sitting around the table. A graduate of Harvard College & Harvard Business School, Trisha went on to a successful finance career. While working as an investment banker in London, she realized that cooking is truly where her heart was. She earned both her Diplôme de Cuisine & Diplôme de Pâtisserie from Le Cordon Bleu and went on to open her dream hospitality concept upon returning stateside, The Inn at Hastings Park in 2014. Today, Trisha shares her passion for teaching in her role as Culinary Educator, offering cooking classes for hotel and day guests where she shares her culture through her food with her community. Learn more about her work and business here.

If you loved this episode, listen to Feeling Pressured to Eat What Loved Ones Cook and Cooking for a Loved One with Special Dietary Needs.

We’d love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to hello@talktomamipapi.com. You might be on a future episode! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram at @TalkToMamiPapi and email us at hello@talktomamipapi.com. And follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts.

Dec 26, 2022
Feeling Pressured to Eat What Loved Ones Cook
00:19:07

On this episode of our food-and-family series our friend Manuela tells us all about how in her Colombian family food is a love language, and how guilty she feels saying “no” when she doesn’t want to eat something a loved one made. And Lisa Jimenez, a therapist specializing in body and eating related issues, returns to the show to help us manage well-intentioned food pushers.

Featured Expert

Lisa Jimenez is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based in South Florida who specializes in eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, and family dynamics. A Miami native, Lisa graduated from the University of Miami with a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. She has worked in a variety of settings including a residential eating disorder treatment center, a court-mandated outpatient substance abuse program, and outpatient services in a private practice setting. Through her clinical work and experience, Lisa has gained extensive knowledge in working with children, teens, adults, and families. Her technique blends evidence-based practices such as CBT, DBT, ACT, and psychodynamic theories. Learn more about her work here.

If you loved this episode, listen to Cooking for a Loved One with Special Dietary Needs and When Relatives Always Comment on Your Body.

We’d love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to hello@talktomamipapi.com. You might be on a future episode! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram at @TalkToMamiPapi and email us at hello@talktomamipapi.com. And follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts.

Dec 19, 2022
Cooking for a Loved One with Special Dietary Needs
00:19:48

We continue our series about food and family featuring our colleagues. When LWC Studios' senior editor Jordan learned that her mother-in-law was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, she worked to quickly figure out how to offer support and what to cook. Patient advocate Mary Mukira shares advice on caregiving around the holidays by adopting a person-centered attitude and preparing inclusive meals.

If you loved this episode, listen to When Family Holiday Cooking Turns Into a Showdown and Questioning Papí’s Food Choices.

Featured Expert: Mary Mukira is the manager of grassroots advocacy at National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF), based in DC, and is working to organize a patient-led grassroots movement to transform our healthcare system to prioritize patient and caregiver needs and their preferred outcomes. To achieve this, Mary works closely with members of NPAF's volunteer network and collaborates with patient partners at their sister organization, Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF), to engage patients and caregivers throughout the research process. Learn more about Mary's work here. PAF and NPAF help patients and caretakers advocate for themselves and make informed, personalized health care decisions. PAF provides free case management and financial assistance to anyone with a diagnosed, chronic or debilitating condition within the United States. If you or a loved have have been diagnosed with a chronic condition, visit PAF's website for a list of financial assistance and case management resources. 

We’d love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to hello@talktomamipapi.com. You might be on a future episode! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram at @TalkToMamiPapi and email us at hello@talktomamipapi.com. And follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts.
 

 

Dec 12, 2022
When Family Holiday Cooking Turns Into a Showdown
00:17:27

As part of a special holiday series we're bringing you stories from our team as they tackle difficult conversations around food and families. In this episode, LWC Studios' audio designer Kojin says his Japanese family loves to cook, but competition in the kitchen is cut-throat. And Mori Lemau Willhite, who runs a Japanese cooking school, offers practical advice for staying focused and non-combative when preparing a high-stakes meal.

Featured Expert: Mori Lemau Willhite owns and operates Katsumi’s Teaching Kitchen, a catering company and cooking school in Beech Grove, Indiana. Through her teaching kitchen, Mori teaches students to cook authentic Japanese dishes, how to shop for the right ingredients and about the cultural significance of the Japanese cooking process. In addition, she offers cooking classes as team-building activities for groups and for special events. After earning her degree in Japanese education and serving in the Army, Mori moved to Indiana. She originally thought she would open a side business teaching Japanese language, but encouraged by friends, decided to open a cooking school instead. Learn more about her work on her website.

If you loved this episode, listen to Questioning Papí’s Food Choices and When Mom Body Shames you.

We’d love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to hello@talktomamipapi.com. You might be on a future episode! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram at @TalkToMamiPapi and email us at hello@talktomamipapi.com. And follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts.

Dec 05, 2022
Questioning Papí’s Food Choices
00:20:10

This is the first episode of a special holiday series exploring tensions that arise when food and families mix, featuring the team behind LWC Studios and some of our friends. In this episode, Virginia, the show's producer, is concerned about her Peruvian father’s eating habits, and thinks everyone in her family should eat more vegetables! Registered dietitian Dalina Soto busts some myths about Latin American foods and offers advice on how to think critically about nutrition and what is truly healthy for our families.

Featured Expert:

Dalina Soto, MA, LD, RDN is a bilingual registered dietitian and positive health advocate committed to helping clients reclaim the joy and pleasure of diet-free living. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences from PennState University, then went on to Immaculata University to complete her Dietetic Internship and Masters Degree in Nutrition Education. She loves nutrition because she loves food and was inspired to be on the “preventative” side of health. Dalina founded Your Latina Nutritionist because she’s passionate about building nourishing new narratives that don't include depriving ourselves of the foods we grew up eating. Learn more about her work on her website and follow her @your.latina.nutritionist.  Dalina also recommends following the work and resources of  these two Black dietitians she loves.
 

If you loved this episode, listen to When Relatives Always Comment on Your Body and When Mom Body Shames you.

We’d love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to hello@talktomamipapi.com. You might be on a future episode! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram at @TalkToMamiPapi and email us at hello@talktomamipapi.com. And follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts.

Nov 28, 2022
REPLAY: When Familism Hurts
00:18:50

Ody's grandmother lived with her family when she was growing up. The expectation of always putting family first created a toxic environment due to emotional abuse from her grandmother, whom she suspects may have had a mental illness. An expert on Latino cultural values breaks down the concept of familism and how it shapes the dynamics at home.

This episode originally aired on November 2, 2020.

Featured Expert

Our expert this week is Gabriela Livas Stein, Associate Professor of Psychology at University of North Carolina in Greensboro. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with a specialization in child and family psychology from UNC Chapel Hill in 2007. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at University of California, San Diego/VA Consortium followed by a postdoctoral fellowship position at Duke University. Broadly, her research uses developmental psychopathology and cultural-ecological frameworks to investigate the impact of culturally relevant factors on the development of psychopathology for minoritized youth and their families. Dr. Stein’s program of research revolves around three themes: (1) understanding the role of familial cultural values in Latinx families and their impact on the development of Latinx youth, (2) identifying individual risk and protective processes for Latinx and other minoritized youth when facing cultural stressors (e.g., discrimination, acculturative stress), and (3) improving mental health treatment access for Latinx families in community mental health. Learn more about her work here.

If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to When Mamí and Papí Fight, and Papí and I Don't Talk, We Argue.

We’d love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to hello@talktomamipapi.com. You might be on a future episode! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram at @TalkToMamiPapi and email us at hello@talktomamipapi.com. And subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts

Nov 21, 2022
REPLAY: They Want More Family Time but You Don't
00:19:21

Diane's Korean mother and grandmother live in New Jersey, and would like her to visit more often. But Diane has a full life in NYC, and feels guilty and torn. Hatty Lee, a marriage and family therapist who works with Asian-Americans, shares tips on how to speak with loved ones about honoring our individual and family needs.

This episode originally aired on June 7, 2021.

Featured Expert:

Hatty J. Lee is a licensed marriage and family therapist and brainspotting practitioner based in California, with over 12 years of experience working in child and family clinics, schools, adult outpatient centers, and private practice. She is the founder and director of her private practice, Oak and Stone, and the author of The Indwell Guide that integrates visual storytelling, mental health education, and practical tools to support people to heal and thrive.

If you loved this episode, listen to When Mamí Wants You Close, But You Need Space and Mom is Upset About Her Gift (Hint: It’s Not About the Gift). We’d love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to hello@talktomamipapi.com. You might be on a future episode! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram at @TalkToMamiPapi and email us at hello@talktomamipapi.com. And follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts.

Nov 14, 2022
Now Realizing She Was Abused As a Child
00:20:03

Moving to the U.S. was hard for Michelle’s family, and it impacted how she was disciplined growing up. As a parent herself, she’s coming to terms with experiences her parents now deny. Betty Ming Liu, a life coach who specializes in childhood trauma, speaks with Juleyka about nurturing our inner child and ending the family cycle of violence.

Michelle Yang is an advocate whose writings on the intersection of Asian American identity, body image, and mental health have been featured in NBC News, CNN, InStyle, and more. Her memoir, PHOENIX GIRL: HOW A FAT ASIAN WITH BIPOLAR FOUND LOVE is forthcoming. Learn more about her work and writing on Instagram @michelleyangwriter 

If you loved this episode, listen to Talking About a Brother's Emotional Abuse and You're Grieving and in Pain. They Call You "Crazy."

Featured Expert:

Betty Ming Liu is the online Life & Work Coach for at NYU’s journalism graduate school. Her personal pronouns are she/her. Learn more about her work here. Betty also teaches journalism at NYU, where she was awarded the university’s Outstanding Teaching Award. As a life coach, she specializes in issues related to diversity, communication skills, writing, alcoholism and addiction, the immigrant experience, and, transforming childhood triggers and traumas. Before becoming a professor and life coach, Betty spent 16 years as a full-time New York City journalist and was a New York Daily News columnist who covered diversity and the immigrant experience. She is the recovering daughter of her beloved control freak Chinese immigrant parents, who raised her in New York City’s Chinatown. Betty recently moved to Los Angeles, where she and her rescue pit bull and 17-year old cat live five minutes away from her grown-up daughter.

We’d love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to virginia@lwcstudios.com. You might be on a future episode! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram at @TalkToMamiPapi and email us at hello@talktomamipapi.com. And follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts.

Nov 07, 2022
She Married a Man Against Mamí's Wishes
00:20:43

Yaffa's Dominican mom wanted her to marry a White American. So when she fell in love with a Dominican man, she kept the relationship and wedding secret. And marriage and family therapist Claudia Parada speaks with Juleyka about how to confront our parents' bias while sparing our romantic partners the drama.

Yaffa S. Santos is the author of the novel A Touch of Moonlight. You can learn more about her work and writing here. Our expert this week is Marriage and Family Therapist, DEI trainer Claudia Parada. Learn more about her work here If you loved this episode, listen to Telling Them I'm Moving in With Boyfriend and Telling Mom She's Also Biased. tktk

Featured Expert:

Claudia Parada Claudia Parada is an associate marriage and family therapist, antiracism consultant and trainer, and holistic life coach, A San Francisco Bay Area native, Claudia completed my Bachelors at San Francisco State University Latinx Studies Program and a Master’s degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies training in humanistic approaches to therapy. She has a passion for working with people of color to re-member and reimagine the way they heal together in today’s world. Claudia uses ten years of holistic life coaching experience, six years of apprenticeship in Mesoamerican tradition, and four years of counseling training to support clients uncover their own inner wisdom around what health and healing mean for them.

We’d love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to virginia@lwcstudios.com. You might be on a future episode! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram at @TalkToMamiPapi and email us at hello@talktomamipapi.com. And follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts.

 

 

Oct 31, 2022
Writing a Memoir When Mamí Has a Different Version of the Story
00:20:43

Juanita decided to write her life story and got pushback from her Mexican mom, who remembers their family life very differently. And memoirist and writing teacher Yasmín Ramírez shares strategies for reconciling different family accounts of the past, and offers advice for keeping ourselves honest when telling difficult stories.

Juanita E. Martinez is a lawyer, writer and performer. You can learn more about her work and her memoir Tales of an Inland Empire Girl here

Featured Expert: 

Yasmín Ramírez is a writer and writing teacher from El Paso, Texas. She is a 2021 Martha's Institute of Creative Writing Author Fellow as well as a 2020 recipient of the Woody and Gayle Hunt-Aspen Institute Fellowship Award. Her fiction/CNF works have appeared in Cream City Review and Huizache among others. She is an Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing, and Chicanx Literature at El Paso Community College. She stays active in the Borderplex arts community and serves on the advisory board of BorderSenses, a literary non-profit. Her memoir ¡Ándale, Prieta!, by Lee and Low Books, is now available. Our expert this week is author and educator Yasmín Ramírez. Learn more about her work and her book ¡Ándale, Prieta! on her website here.

If you loved this episode, listen to Finding his Mom's Lost Father and She's Trying to Close the Emotional Gap with Papí .

We’d love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to virginia@lwcstudios.com. You might be on a future episode! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram at @TalkToMamiPapi and email us at hello@talktomamipapi.com. And follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts.

Oct 24, 2022
She Walked Away from Her Dream Job, Now Needs to Explain Why
00:20:09

After years of working toward a career as a tenure track professor, Sylvia left this path in academia under duress. And getting her Peruvian parents to understand her decision also proved challenging. And Dr. Michelle Espino Lira, who studies Latinos in higher education, speaks with Juleyka about connecting our bold acts of self-advocacy with the grit and resolve our parents modeled for us.

Featured Expert: 

Dr. Michelle M. Espino Lira is an assistant professor of higher education, student affairs, and international education policy at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Espino Lira investigates the individual, organizational, and community factors that affect educational attainment and career pathways for racial/ethnic minorities. For the past few years, her work has focused on Latina/o/x student and faculty experiences. Her research engages in the following lines of inquiry: (1) advancing critical theoretical and methodological approaches that enable scholars to conduct meaningful and rigorous educational research; (2) analyzing the interplay between educational institutions and racial/ethnic factors, exposing the social inequities that undermine individual motivations to study and work in colleges and universities; and (3) offering critical perspectives that counter traditional deficit-centered representations of racial/ethnic minorities and promote assets-based strategies. In 2019 Dr. Espino Lira launched “Latinx Intelligentsia” a podcast dedicated to uplifting Latinx/a/o students, scholars, practitioners, families, and communities as they journey to and through higher education. Learn more about her work and research here.

If you loved this episode, listen to Taking a Break from Grad School, Then Telling Her Parents and Is Tenure the End or the Beginning (from our sibling podcast, How to Talk to [High Achievers] about Anything.

We’d love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to virginia@lwcstudios.com. You might be on a future episode! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram at @TalkToMamiPapi and email us at hello@talktomamipapi.com. And follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts.

Oct 17, 2022
Finding His Mom's Lost Father
00:20:40

Tony’s Vietnamese mom didn't talk much about her father, a Black American soldier who fought in the Vietnam War but whom she never really knew. So Tony decided to find him. And marriage and family therapist Thien Pham who works with adult children of Amerasians and refugees speaks with Juleyka about respecting our parents’ trauma while trying to understand our family history, and finding peace when we don’t have answers.

Featured Expert: 

Thien Pam is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in California specializing in working with 1.5 – 2nd generation immigrants on issues such as anxiety, work stress, perinatal mental health and cultural identity issues. Through her work, she supports clients in exploring racial history, country of origin, intergenerational dynamics/trauma(s) as they navigate their relationships. On a personal level: Thien was born in Vietnam and raised by a single mom in East Side San Jose, which allows her to empathize with the internal work and journeys of many of her first-gen clients. Learn more about Thien here.

If you loved this episode, listen to Mom is Upset About Her Gift (Hint: It’s Not About the Gift) and Should She Confront a Family Secret?

We’d love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to virginia@lwcstudios.com. You might be on a future episode! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram at @TalkToMamiPapi and email us at hello@talktomamipapi.com. And follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts.

Oct 10, 2022
Should She Confront a Family Secret?
00:19:50

Brenda thinks it’s time for her Mexican family to speak openly about her father’s infidelity and newly-discovered half-sister, but she's ambivalent about starting the conversation. And marriage and family therapist Gilza Fort Martinez offers advice for creating the right context, choosing the time and place, and exercising sensitivity around family revelations.

Featured Expert: 

Gilza Fort-Martinez is a bilingual licensed marriage and family therapist with over 25 years of experience in conflict resolution, interpersonal relationships, women’s challenges and life transitions, she has successfully helped individuals in the community rediscover and create paths of resolution that have turned their lives around. Through honest feedback and a solution-driven approach, My Navigational Mapping™, she meets patients where they are emotionally and guides them in building an abstract comprehensive roadmap that helps increase self-awareness, and explores safe paths that bring them to a place of emotional wellness. Learn more about Gilza's work here.

If you loved this episode, listen to She's Trying to Close the Emotional Gap with Papí and Telling Mamí You Use Weed.

We’d love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to virginia@lwcstudios.com. You might be on a future episode! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram at @TalkToMamiPapi and email us at hello@talktomamipapi.com. And follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts.

Oct 03, 2022
Papí is Dying, And She Fears Saying the Wrong Thing
00:20:49

Though she was a primary caretaker, Sandra had a hard time knowing what to say to her dad at the end of his life. And Oceana Sawyer, a death doula, speaks with Juleyka about acknowledging death with dying loved ones, and taking care of ourselves as we care for them.

Featured Expert: 

Oceana Sawyer is a professional End of Life Doula who writes and speaks on the liminal space of active dying and grief. She is currently researching and holding space in the realm of embodied grieving in a context of somatic abolitionism. She facilitates grief circles, affinity groups for people of the global majority as well as deliver presentations on navigating big life transitions through somatic processes. Her latest book Life Death, Grief, and the Possibility of Pleasure, is available online and at bookstores near you. Learn more about Oceana's work here.

If you loved this episode, listen to When Papí Gets a Fatal Diagnosis and Carrying Out His End-of-Life Wishes.

We’d love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to virginia@lwcstudios.com. You might be on a future episode! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram at @TalkToMamiPapi and email us at hello@talktomamipapi.com. And follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts.

Sep 26, 2022
Giving Advice to Parents
00:19:41

Elbert is struggling to accept how his Dominican parents' married relationship works. And Luis Resendez, a marriage and family therapist who works with Latino men, helps us understand what shapes our ideas of marriage and partnership.

Featured Expert: 

Our expert this week is Luis Resendez, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, adjunct professor, author, and CEO and founder of Vida Emotional WellnessLuis was born in San Bernardino and has lived in the Inland Empire most of his life. He graduated from both San Bernardino Valley College and Cal State San Bernardino (B.A., Criminal Justice) and began his mental health career as a residential counselor at a boy’s home in the eastern San Gabriel Valley in 2004. A year later he became the in home behavior specialist for an agency based in Los Angeles County. After obtaining my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy 2010 from Pacific Oaks College, he began full time work as a community based therapist for an intensive outpatient (Full Service Partnership) program in the Highland Park region of Los Angeles. In 2012 he returned to the eastern San Gabriel Valley to start a gardening based group therapy program for a public mental health agency in Pomona. In 2015 he passed the California state licensing exam and became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Learn more about his private practice, Vida Emotional, here.

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Sep 19, 2022
When Relatives Always Comment on Your Body
00:20:03

Delainy is finally putting a stop to her family's frequent criticism of her weight and looks. And Lisa Jimenez, a mental health counselor who works with first-gens struggling with negative body image, busts health myths and shares tips to build resilience and speak up for ourselves.

Delainy Faña is the creator of La Bruja's Art

Featured Expert: 

Lisa Jimenez is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based in South Florida who specializes in eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, and family dynamics. A Miami native, Lisa graduated from the University of Miami with a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. She has worked in a variety of settings including a residential eating disorder treatment center, a court-mandated outpatient substance abuse program, and outpatient services in a private practice setting. Through her clinical work and experience, Lisa has gained extensive knowledge in working with children, teens, adults, and families. Her technique blends evidence-based practices such as CBT, DBT, ACT, and psychodynamic theories. Learn more about her work here.

Lisa recommends this resource on intuitive eating, this book on anti-dieting, and this instagram community for resources and support. 

If you loved this episode, listen to When Mom Body Shames Yous and This Mom is Decolonizing Her Parenting.

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Sep 12, 2022
Telling Mamí about My IUD
00:18:41

Michelle’s Mexican family never talked about sex. When she began thinking about birth control before heading to college she was on her own to make some really important decisions. And OBGYN Dr. Erica Montes offers tips for discussing family planning and avoiding misinformation about contraceptive methods.

Featured Expert: 

 Dr. Erica Montes, an OBGYN based in Arizona. Dr. Erica Montes is a Board-Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and a Fellow of the American College of OB/GYN. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She completed her residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center-Parkland Hospital where she was elected one of three chief residents at the largest program in the nation. Born and raised in Texas she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA degree in Biology with Honors. She is robotically trained on the daVinci Robotic Surgical System and excels in minimally invasive surgical procedures and in-office procedures. Medical interests include low- and high-risk obstetrics, contraception, treatment options for abnormal uterine bleeding and gynecologic surgery. She also believes preventive care is one of the most important aspects of medicine including immunizations; for which she was awarded "Arizona Big Shot" in 2014 by the Arizona Partnership for Immunization. In addition to her excellent clinical skills, Dr. Montes is fluent in both Spanish and English. She encourages patients to be active in their health care decisions. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and sons, traveling and learning something new every day. Learn more about her work here

Dr. Erica Montes recommends this resource. 

If you loved this episode, listen to Not Your Mamí's Sex Ed and Doctor's Mom Won't Listen to Medical Advice.

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Sep 05, 2022
Unlearning Mamí’s Lessons for Professional Success
00:20:48

Pabel’s Afro-Latino mother's advice for fitting in and being a professional feels outdated and unhelpful as he navigates racism in the tech industry. And, mindfulness coach Zee Clarke shows us how to breathe through triggering conversations about race and implicit bias at work—and with our loved ones.

Featured Expert: 

Zee Clarke is a Harvard MBA that went from leading teams at fortune 500 companies and startups in Silicon Valley to teaching mindfulness and breathwork to people of color. Why? After experiencing a number of race related challenges, from racial profiling and harassment by the police to microaggressions in the workplace, she realized that mindfulness and breathwork were much more powerful outside of the yoga studio and in the context of our everyday lives. Trained in India, Zee leverages her toolkit of yoga, meditation, breathwork, sound healing, and Reiki, to ensure that all people of color have the tools to thrive despite any challenges that race, gender, or sexuality might present. Learn more about her work including her monthly newsletter here, and about her new book, Black People Breathe, here.

If you loved this episode, listen to Her Roots Inspired a Career Change but Mamí Doesn't Get It and Telling Mom She's Also Biased.

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Aug 29, 2022
Maintaining a Relationship with Mom, for the Sake of the Grandkids
00:20:04

Charu works hard to get along with her Indian mom so her children can have a relationship with their grandmother, but tensions around her parenting style remain. And therapist Salma Khan offers advice on preserving family bonds with estranged relatives while resisting the need to explain our boundaries.

Charu Kumarhia is a journalist, speaker and writer. You can learn more about her work here and here

Featured Expert: 

Salma Khan, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of California, with a subspecialty in relationship counseling. Her client-centric approach to psychotherapy allows her to develop bespoke, individualized treatment plans that meet the specific needs of her clients. Salma's treatment methods include cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused, mindfulness training, emotion focused training (EFT), corporate wellness, PTSD and NPD abuse, stress management, grief and loss, and life transitions. She has worked with individuals, couples, families and groups, and her clients have included those dealing with mental, emotional, and medical issues not limited to anxiety & depression, burnout (i.e., caregiver, corporate, pandemic related), grief/loss, relationship issues, addiction disorders, life transitions, and acculturation. Salma received her MSW from USC, and has spent her entire life living in and around Los Angeles. Growing up as a South Asian, (i.e., Indian), Salma was sheltered or rather restricted from disclosing and discussing all things Mental Health. Pain from trauma and abuses were expected to be silently endured by the victim, and unseen hurt from inconspicuous ailments like anxiety and depression was merely masked by symptoms like headaches, IBS, or aggressive rebellion. Stigmas and taboos have compelled Salma to pursue a life's passion and provide support, guidance and empowerment to others struggling to make sense of an invisible illness as we all attempt to break taboos, end archaic patterns, and begin to nurture growth and healing. Learn more about her work and private practice here.

If you loved this episode, listen to Mom Has to Teach Grandparents to Accept Her Son's Difference and Everyone's Asking "Are Your Pregnant Yet?"

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Aug 22, 2022
OG Check-in: She Still Needs Papí, But Has to Guide Him to Help
00:14:30

Last year, Kristie spoke with us about the gendered expectations her dad had of her, despite her professional success. Here, she reflects on how becoming a wife, home-owner and mom-to-be is transforming their father-daughter relationship.

If you loved this episode, listen to Kristie's original episode She has a Ph.D, But Papí Still Wants Her to Serve Him.

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Aug 15, 2022
OG Check-in: Getting Mom to Understand Her Modern Dating Needs
00:14:49

Last year, Chai told us about her mom’s efforts to find her a husband through Indian matrimonial websites. In this candid follow-up, she updates Juleyka on her dating life, and reflects on how a surprising diagnosis really helped both her and her mom understand Chai, and what she needs in a partner. 

If you loved this episode, listen to Chai's original episode Arranged Marriage, No Thanks, Mom. Our four-episode series with on dating and relationships Chai's original episode inspired starts with Dating, But Not To Get Married.

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Aug 08, 2022
OG Check-in: Breaking the Family's Silence Around Suicide
00:15:13

Last year Sasha talked to us about her younger sister’s suicide, and the impact her family’s unwillingness to talk about it had on her mental health. This time, she talks to Juleyka about speaking openly about her bipolar disorder, learning to say “no” as part of self-care, and using the movie Encanto to talk about her deceased sister with nieces and nephews who never met her.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline also offers 24/7 confidential support. Their number is 800-273-8255. If you loved this episode, listen to Sasha's original episode When a Sister Commits Suicide Part1, and Part 2.

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Aug 01, 2022
OG Check-in: Still Not Ready to Speak with Parents about Being Nonbinary
00:16:02

Last year, Veda explained why they chose not to discuss their queer identity with their Indian parents. Veda returns to update Juleyka on how moving back in with their parents has changed the family dynamics in surprising ways. They also reflect on their developing views on pronouns, gender fluidity, and finding allies among extended family.

If you loved this episode, listen to Veda's original episode Talking to Their Parents About Being Nonbinary.

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Jul 25, 2022
OG Check-in: Taking a Break from Grad School and Reconnecting with Herself
00:16:41

When we spoke last year, Vanessa had just informed her parents she was taking a leave of absence from her physician associate program. She returns to speak with Juleyka about the self- discovery she experienced while getting clarity around career choices, and the steps she took to shift her relationship with her parents during her time off.

If you loved this episode, listen to Vanessa's original episode Taking a Break from School, Then Telling Her Parents.

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Jul 18, 2022
Confessions of a Recovering People-Pleaser
00:20:02

Mariela used to be the family peacekeeper, but as she learns to acknowledge negative emotions and embrace healthy conflict, she's facing resistance from her Mexican mom. And therapist Nicole Linardi helps us understand the impact sibling order has on relationships, and offers tips for negotiating family expectations.

Featured Expert: 

Dr. Nicole Linardi is a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Masters in Science degree from Nova Southeastern University. She graduated with her Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University and is dually trained as a Person-Centered and Systemic thinker, utilizing both frameworks in supporting those who are marginalized, face oppression, and other daily challenges. Dr. Linardi enjoys working with teens, couples, individuals, and families. She specialize in working with survivors of trauma, serious mental illness, the elderly, parent-child interaction, and marital conflictnd healing. Learn more about her work and private practice here.

 If you liked this show listen to She's Opening Up to Mamí For the First Time and Oldest Daughter Is Tired of Being Everyone's Go-to.

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Jul 11, 2022
She Told Her Mom Dad Sexually Abused Her
00:20:44

As an adult, Lorilee made the decision to disclose to her Filipina mom the sexual abuse she says she endured as a child. And Mira Yusef, advocate and community organizer against gender-based violence, speaks with Juleyka about how to have hard conversations about abuse, disclosure and accountability.

Lorilee is the host of Trauma Survivor Thriver’s Podcast. You can learn more about her work here

Featured Expert:

Mira Yusef is Executive Director of Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity, an organization serving victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Asian and Pacific Islander communities in Iowa. She is also one of the founders and one of the staff of the National Organization of Asian Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV), a program under Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity, with a mission to support local and international community-based programs and governmental organizations in enhancing their services to victims of sexual violence from the Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the U.S., U.S. Territories, and Asia. Mira has a Master’s in Social Work, with specialization in Community Organizing, and a Master of Arts in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Michigan. As a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, 2004-2005, she did research in the Philippines on Muslim Filipinas employed as domestic workers in the Middle East.

Mira recommends the work of transformative justice and disability justice educator Mia Mingus, and this cool resource from activist Mimi Kim

The national sexual assault hotline offers confidential support for survivors of sexual abuse, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The number is 800-656-4673. That's 1-800-656-HOPE. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline also offers 24/7 confidential support. Their number is 800-273-8255. 

If you liked this show listen to How to Teach Consent in Our Families, and Not Your Mamí's Sex Ed.

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Jul 04, 2022
Telling Mom She’s Also Biased
00:20:04

While speaking to her Korean mom about anti-Asian violence amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Phyllis must also confront her family's prejudice. And racial justice attorney and activist Manjusha Kulkarni offers advice for talking with parents about challenging racial discrimination.

Phylllis writes about parenting,  race and diversity, and being raised by an immigrant family on her blog, The Napkin Hoarder. 

Featured Expert: 

Manjusha P. Kulkarni (Manju) is Executive Director of AAPI Equity Alliance (AAPI Equity), which serves and represents the 1.5 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Los Angeles County. In March 2020, Manju co-founded Stop AAPI Hate, the nation’s leading aggregator of COVID-19-related hate incidents against AAPIs. Stop AAPI Hate analyzes data to better understand what is happening, where, and to whom, and uses this information to advocate for resources and solutions, including the passage of local, state, and national policies that strengthen human rights and civil rights protections, dismantle systemic racism, and address root causes of discrimination and bigotry. They also work on narrative change to impact how racism is understood and shift attitudes in the general public to acknowledge anti-AAPI hate as a long-standing problem. In 2021, Manju was recognized by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential individuals and by Bloomberg/Business Week as one of the 50 individuals “with the ability to move markets or shape ideas and policies,” along with the co-founders of Stop AAPI Hate, Cynthia Choi and Russell Jeung. They also won the 2021 Webby Social Movement of the Year. Manju is a member of the LA City Ethics Commission and was recently appointed to the California Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board by CA Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. She holds a BA degree from Duke University and a JD degree from Boston University School of Law.

If you liked this show listen to When Our Parents Don't See Their Bias and OG Check-in: Even a Pro Finds it Hard to Talk about Racism with Dad.

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Jun 27, 2022
Convincing Mamí My Depression Is Not About Her
00:20:26

When Ashley turned to therapy and medication for her depression she worried her Puerto Rican mom would feel guilty.  And MarySue Heilemann, a nurse and researcher who studies transmedia and the mental well-being of Latinas, busts myths around mental health treatments and offers tips for getting our parents to accept our choices.

Featured Expert: 

Dr. MarySue Heilemann, PhD, RN, FAAN is a professor at the UCLA School of Nursing and an Associate Director of the UCLA National Clinicial Scholars Program. Dr. Heilemann integrates issues of motivation, resilience, intergenerational cultural expectations, social justice, and gender issues in her work. Her area of expertise is three-fold: media-based interventions, methodologically-driven qualitative research, and mental health. Her focus has been on symptom management, motivation to seek help and engage in mental health care, and the enhancement of resilience among Latinas in the U.S. Dr. Heilemann has pioneered the use of transmedia in health interventions related to mental health and was a delegate to speak on the topic to the United Nations-Commission on the Status of Women in 2018. (Transmedia involves the use of storytelling over multiple digital platforms accessible on smart phones, tablets, or computers via the Internet). Her current work involves Hollywood-quality, data-informed, story-based, character-driven transmedia interventions to reduce symptoms and increase help seeking among Latinas struggling with depression and/or anxiety. She has mentored graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and young faculty in qualitative research at UCLA and internationally and is also devoted to scholarship to improve the accuracy of portrayals of nurses in film and television. Learn more about her work and research on transmedia storytelling and mental health intervention here.

MarySue recommends this cool multilingual resource to help you and loved ones understand mental health. 

If you liked this show listen to Telling Mamí She Needs Mental Health and Explaining She's Isolated, Depressed, and Caring for a Newborn.

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Jun 20, 2022
Yearning for Independence, But Unable to Tell Parents
00:20:39

As a high school student Terry dreamed of going away to college, but she knew her Cuban parents would never allow it. And Juleyka speaks with filmmaker and activist Denise Soler Cox about how to tackle the ongoing push and pull between Latino family expectations and our self-determination.

Terry Catasús Jennings is an award-wining children's book writer and the author of The Little House of Hope and its translation, La Casita de Esperanza. Learn more about her work here

Featured Expert: 

Denise Soler Cox is an mission-based business entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker and filmmaker who uses her experience to transform lives through storytelling. Fueled by her own identity (and identity crisis) as a first-generation American Latina born to Puerto Rican parents in New York, she Co-Founded Project Eñye in 2014. Project Enye is a multimedia production company whose purpose is to transform how we think about culture, identity, and what it means to belong. Denise's first film, Being Enye (ñ) is an interactive, story-driven, multi-platform, documentary project featuring first-person narratives from 1st generation American-born Latinos, also known as Enyes (ñ)s. She is the author of "#OwnYourEnye: Lessons on Language Family, Food & Owning Your Latinidad" and co-authored her first educational curriculum "#OwnyourEnye for Education." In September 2020 Denise was recognized as a “Featured Host” by Apple Podcast North America for her podcast “The Self-ish Latina.”. She has been invited to speak on over 150 stages including two TEDx talks and has worked with some of the world’s most recognized brands like Microsoft, Facebook, LinkedIn, JP Morgan Chase, Salesforce, Procter & Gamble, Dow Jones, Eli Lilly, Starbucks, and VaynerMedia, etc. Her work has been published as a contributor in Huffington Post. She has been featured in Forbes as a “Trailblazing Latina” and also on CNN, CNN Money, Chicago Tribune, Fox News Latino, HOLA, ABC, CBS, and NBC. 
 

If you liked this show listen to Her Roots Inspired a Career Change, but Mamí Doesn't Get It and Family Encouraged Military Service, But She Made Her Own Plans.

Jun 13, 2022
Her Roots Inspired a Career Change, but Mamí Doesn't Get It
00:20:11

When Kathy left corporate America to become an energy worker, her Salvadoran mom didn't understand her choice, or why Kathy felt so drawn to it. And Cynthia Pong, a career coach, helps us break down corporate trauma and speak with our parents about finding purpose in our work.

Featured Expert: 

Cynthia Pong is a nationally recognized, award-winning, NYU-trained lawyer turned career coach whose passion is helping women of color realize their ambitious career goals. She also loves partnering with organizations that are truly invested in seeing their employees of color succeed, excel, and thrive. Cynthia’s career advice is frequently cited in press pieces on platforms including The Atlantic, CBS News, Good Morning America, NPR, Refinery29, Fast Company, and HuffPost. In 2019, she was selected as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Career. She has received recognition and awards from the Unfinished Business Initiative and IFundWomen Of Color.In 2021, Cynthia created and launched the Embrace Change Leadership Accelerator, a program for women of color across industries. It was fully funded after 22 days of crowdfunding and 134% funded after one month through a campaign that raised 59 times the average amount raised through crowdfunding. In 2022, Cynthia created and launched the Embrace Change Speakers Bureau, the only speakers bureau dedicated to centering and amplifying the voices of women of color speakers on stages everywhere. Learn more about her book Don't Stay In Your Lane: The Career Change Guide for Women of Color and her work here

If you liked this show listen to She Loves Her Work, Her Parents Don't Get it and She Had to Choose Her Career Over Her Parents

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Jun 06, 2022
When Mom Doesn't Believe in Romantic Love
00:20:31

Bunmi is looking for a partner, but talking with her Nigerian mom about her love life is complicated. And Sherrae Lachhu, a relationship coach for BIPOC couples and individuals, speaks with Juleyka about differentiating our relationship values from our parents'.

Featured Expert

Sherrae Lachhu is a licensed marriage and family therapist who empowers individuals to be the best versions of themselves in life, love, and business through her speaking, coaching, consulting, and therapy services. With over two decades of experience in community-based mental health, Sherrae has worked with a diverse range of clients from all walks of life. She has provided therapy to individuals, couples and families, provided supervision and mentorship to numerous coaches and clinicians, and served as a clinical director at a local mental health agency. In 2021, Sherrae made the decision to leave community-based mental health to solely focus on launching her virtual practice to support individuals, couples and businesses. As a highly regarded professional, Sherrae specializes in working with Black, interracial, and multicultural individuals and couples, and has helped many individuals, couples, and organizations to maximize their strengths and overcome their challenges. Learn more about her work here.

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If you liked this show listen to Dating, But Not to Get Married the first episode on a special series on dating and relationships.

May 30, 2022
When Mamí Plans Her Retirement Around Your Life
00:18:38

Amy’s Puerto Rican mom began making retirement plans around the future grandchildren Amy would give her. But Amy had to tell her she was not planning to have kids. And Psychologist Maritza Mikolich returns to the show to explain codependency and offer advice on setting boundaries when sharing personal decisions with loved ones.

Featured Expert

Dr. Maritza Mikolich is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a doctoral degree in psychology. She comes from a traditional Mexican family, raised in the United States, and spoke Spanish as her first language. Her parents were born and raised in Michoacan, Mexico and moved to the U.S. for the American dream of giving their family better opportunities. It was that dream that highly motivated her to follow her passion by going to college and studying psychology. She was the first in her extended family to get a college education and obtained her bachelor's degree at the University of San Diego, her master's degree at Saint Thomas University in Florida and her doctoral degree at Alliant International University in San Diego. She has therapy experience working in different settings, including youth and parents in foster care, teenagers in group homes, children in schools who struggle with behavioral issues, individuals struggling with co-parenting issues, and crisis intervention with all age groups. In October 2020 during the pandemic, she started her private practice in hopes of giving back to the Hispanic community. She provides psychotherapy primarily to adults in English and Spanish virtually through telephone and video throughout the state of California. She provides individual, family and couples therapy virtually to people struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, life stressors, and relational problems. Learn more about her work here.

If you liked this show listen to When Mamí Makes You Doubt Becoming a Mom, Part 1 and Part 2, and Everyone's Asking "Are Your Pregnant Yet?"

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May 23, 2022
Questions about Papí's Drinking Still Linger
00:18:02

Brenda wants to talk to her Mexican dad about his history with alcohol abuse and the violence it caused, but he's usually closed off about it. And Katheryn Perez, a therapist who works with first-gen and BIPOC clients, offers strategies for broaching the subject with empathy and care—for everyone involved, including ourselves.

Featured Expert

Katheryn Perez is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice. Her work is largely guided by her own life experiences as an immigrant woman of color who was raised in South Central LA. Her background helps her understand the complex issues that often affect people of color — including the extent to which family violence, housing instability, lack of resources, discrimination, immigration status and intergenerational trauma — and how they can prevent clients from accomplishing goals and living the best life possible. Katheryn has a client-centered approach that is trauma-informed with a social justice lens.Learn more about her work here.

Katheryn recommends Al-Anon for family members, partners, and friends worried about a loved one struggling with a drinking problem; the National Domestic Violence Hotline for anyone seeking support anywhere in the U.S, and Peace Over Violence for anyone based in California; and this great resource for finding support in your local state/county. 

If you liked this show listen to When Mamí Has a Drinking Problem and When Mamí & Papí Fight.

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May 16, 2022
Opening Up to Mamí for the First Time
00:20:29

Nathalie says her fears around money, and her need for structure as an adult, come from how she was raised, but speaking vulnerably about it with her Dominican mom has always been hard. And Dr. Lisette Sanchez, a bilingual and bicultural psychologist helps us understand intergenerational trauma and what happens when our values conflict with our needs.

Featured Expert

Dr. Lisette Sanchez, PhD is a bilingual and bicultural licensed psychologist, speaker and coach based out of Southern California. She is the founder of Calathea Wellness Coaching and Psychological Services, Inc. Dr. Lisette is passionate about demystifying and destigmatizing therapy and mental wellness. She believes “knowledge empowers” and has made it her mission to provide resources that empower clients to be the best version of themselves. She recently launched an IGTV Series, “Consejos w/ Dr. Lisette,” in order to increase access to information about mental wellness and therapy. Dr. Lisette began her training at UC San Diego, where she majored in psychology. Dr. Lisette then moved to New York City, where she completed a dual masters degree in psychological counseling from Teachers College at Columbia University. During her graduate program, Dr. Lisette received the prestigious Arthur Zankel Urban Fellowship, a financial aid award to work with disadvantaged inner-city youth. This experience further enhanced her passion for destigmatizing mental health, building community, and sharing knowledge. Dr. Lisette completed her doctorate in counseling psychology at the University of Oregon. During her time there, she strengthened her clinical skills, solidified her research interest in career development, and completed a Spanish Language Psychological Service and Research Specialization. Learn more about her work and practice here.

If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to She's Trying to Close the Emotional Gap with Papí and Unable to Ask Her Parents for Emotional Support.

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May 09, 2022
Oldest Daughter Is Tired of Being Everyone's Go-to
00:20:27

In her multigenerational Cuban-American household Yasmin is expected to be the main caretaker and problem-solver for her family, and the toxic dynamics are taking a toll on her confidence, spiking her stress levels and worsening her mental health. And Raquel Carrasquillo, a therapist and life coach who works primarily with Latino clients, shows us how to put our own needs first when looking after others.

Featured Expert

Raquel Carrasquillo provides psychotherapy and coaching services aimed at restoring balance, creating happiness and purpose in her client’s lives. She focuses on her client’s cultural lens and values to promote growth and healing, a practice that is rooted in her approach as a mental health professional. In her private practice, she primarily works with individuals of color and Latinx clients. Her specialties involve helping them create a healthy mind-body connection, improve self-worth, embark on a journey of personal development, and reduce anxiety/stress and depressive symptoms. Raquel has been a speaker for Twitter and Poderistas panels. She was also named a top Latinx Mental Health Professional fighting stigma by Pop Sugar, and featured in articles by Hip Latina and Alma’s Mental Health services. Learn more about her work and private practice here.

Raquel recommends these two books, and two cool meditation apps

If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to When Familism Hurts and Mom Has to Teach Grandparents to Accept Her Son's Difference .

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May 02, 2022
She's Trying to Close the Emotional Gap with Papí
00:20:22

Kelsey and her Guatemalan dad had a distant relationship during her teenage years, but as an adult she wants to get to know him better, and strengthen their father-daughter bond. And, psychologist Gabriela Livas Stein returns to the show with strategies for deepening our relationships with our parents while navigating normative family roles.

Kelsey Milian Lopez is the author of the poetry collection The Sociology of a Miami Girl

Featured Expert

Our expert this week is Gabriela Livas Stein, Associate Professor of Psychology at University of North Carolina in Greensboro. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with a specialization in child and family psychology from UNC Chapel Hill in 2007. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at University of California, San Diego/VA Consortium followed by a postdoctoral fellowship position at Duke University. Broadly, her research uses developmental psychopathology and cultural-ecological frameworks to investigate the impact of culturally relevant factors on the development of psychopathology for minoritized youth and their families. Dr. Stein’s program of research revolves around three themes: (1) understanding the role of familial cultural values in Latinx families and their impact on the development of Latinx youth, (2) identifying individual risk and protective processes for Latinx and other minoritized youth when facing cultural stressors (e.g., discrimination, acculturative stress), and (3) improving mental health treatment access for Latinx families in community mental health. She is also the principal investigator at CAMINOS Lab. Learn more about her work here.

Learn more about her lab here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to When Familism Hurts and Still Yearning for His Father's Love.

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Apr 25, 2022
Doctor's Mom Won’t Listen to His Medical Advice
00:18:39

Abbas is a physician who cannot convince his Indian mom to get regular medical screenings. And public health professional Mary Helen O'Connor shares strategies for effective health messaging and for nudging our parents to be proactive about their health.

Abbas is a physician by training and profession, and he's also the founder of Mipsterz, an arts and culture collective for emerging Muslim creatives.

Featured Expert

Dr. Mary Helen O’Connor has courtesy faculty appointment in the School of Public Health. She oversees community engagement as a member of the Georgia State University Prevention Research Center team, which focuses on health and health disparities of refugees and migrants. She is the director for the Center for Community Engagement in Clarkson, which brings together Clarkston community members; governmental, nonprofit and faith-based agencies; Georgia State researchers, and local partners to work on issues important to the community, including health, education, legal rights and responsibilities, social integration and family sustainability. The center also works to coordinate research efforts on issues facing refugee and immigrant populations. Her teaching and research in the field of migration studies, education, and rhetoric and composition explores refugee education, agency, and identity. For more than a decade, she has been a volunteer and advocate for refugees and immigrants in Clarkston, GA, one of the largest resettlement communities in the U.S. She presents and lectures extensively on migrant students, refugee and immigrant issues, and community advocacy. Learn more about her work here.

Mary Helen recommends the following resources for speaking with parents about preventive health: GSU's Prevention Research Center has a lot of information about a variety of topics and in multiple languages, including COVID-19 resources, their Health Information Toolkit, and their Health Ambassador's Program. She also recommends this resource for providers, a quick guide to HIPAA, and information about the language line. Finally, for an example of powerful community work around health care and risk messaging, she points us to them.

If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to When Mamí Has a Drinking Problem and Parents’ Reason for Ignoring COVID-19 Restrictions: “We gotta live.”

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Apr 18, 2022
Raised to Be a Modern Woman, But Expected to Follow Tradition
00:19:55

Helen's father encouraged her to study, to have ideas, to be self-reliant. But he also expects her to behave more traditionally as an Armenian woman, daughter, and future wife. And Amalya Tagakchyan, an Armenian-Americans therapist, speaks on resisting gender norms and navigating the pushback from parents.

Featured Expert

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Amalya provides a warm, non-judgmental, and direct approach to children, young adults, adults, and families in order to empower them to achieve their goals. She utilizes both holistic and evidence-based practices, helping each client with a unique plan to achieve their desired outcome. As a mental health professional of Armenian descent, Amalya is fluent in both Armenian and English, and in her practice supports people through a multicultural lens to help break through cultural barriers and arrive at insight and self-awareness. Learn more about her work here and here.

Our expert this week is Amalya Tagakchyan, a licensed clinical social worker based in California. Learn more about her work here and here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to She Has a Phd. But Papí Still Wants Her to Serve Him and When Feminism Is a Dirty Word.

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Apr 11, 2022
She Tries to Explain Her Social-Justice Activism
00:19:57

Irene encounters roadblocks as she tries to share her political engagement with her Mexican and Guatemalan parents. And Natalia Ortiz, a racial-justice organizer and professor of education, helps us talk with our families in concrete terms about the fight for systemic change. 

You can learn more about Irene's organizing work here. Our expert this week is Natalia Ortiz, assistant professor of education at Barnard College. Learn more about her work here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to to When Our Parents Don't See Their Bias, and The Mixed Privilege of Being a White Immigrant.

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Apr 04, 2022
Parents Pushed Her into Law, But She Chose Dance Instead
00:21:10

Malischa has big plans for her dream career, but her Haitian parents have a more traditional definition of success. And Dorianne St. Fleur, a career and leadership coach who works  with women of color, shares a handy acronym to help us make decisions with purpose and discuss them with our loved ones.

Featured Expert

Dorianne St Fleur is an HR leader, Diversity & Inclusion strategist, and career & leadership coach who turns professional women of color into paid and prominent corporate powerhouses. She brings a culturally relevant perspective to her work. She draws from her education (B.A. of Psychology from Spelman College), 10+ years of Human Resources and Diversity & Inclusion experience (at top companies like Google, Goldman Sachs, and AT&T), deep empathy, and 300+ conversations with top performing women of color, to help her clients interrupt status quo success with personal paths to abundance, fulfillment, and achievement. She is the founder of Your Career Girl, a platform geared toward helping women of color strong-arm self-sabotage, clarify career goals, and navigate toward their desired career path gracefully. Learn more about her work helping women of color find their dream careers, here.

 Learn more about her work here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to to When Mamí Doesn't Respect Your Hustle, and She Had to Choose Her Career over Her Parents.

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Mar 28, 2022
Playing Mediator While Living with His Girlfriend and His Mamí
00:20:14

Alex is doing his best to ease tensions and make sure everyone gets along while he and his long-time girlfriend save for a house. And Omar Torres, a licensed psychotherapist, talks to us about navigating cohabitation dynamics.

Featured Expert

Omar Torres is a licensed Clinical Social Worker based in NYC. His approach to therapy focuses on integrating the various aspects of personal identity and improving his client’s insight to help them lead a more authentic and fulfilled life. His techniques including: CBT, Motivation Interviewing, and Gestault therapy with emphasis on Psychodynamic and interpersonal approaches. In his work, Omar aims to increase his clients’ awareness of behavioral patterns that may be engrained or dynamics from prior relationships that may be inhibiting their personal growth. Learn more about his work here.

If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to Telling Them I'm Moving in With Boyfriend and When Parents Going Back 'Home' Changes Everything.

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Mar 21, 2022
Parents Want Her to Need Them More
00:16:09

Katherine was raised by her Ecuadorian parents  to be independent, and feels that asking them for help comes at a cost. And therapist Evelyn Mejia shares ideas for maintaining firm boundaries while speaking our parents' love language.

Featured Expert: Evelyn is a first generation, bilingual and bi-cultural Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. She was born in Guatemala raised in San Francisco's Mission district (currently based in LA). Evelyn specializes in working with bi-cultural and first gen folks providing psychotherapy services as well as immigration evaluations. She works with adults, youth and families focusing on depression, anxiety, trauma, domestic violence, biculturalism, acculturation, parenting, identity issues, relational and immigration issues. In her work, she incorporates a cultural lens with elements from different therapeutic modalities, including attachment-based therapy, psychodynamic therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Her approach is also informed by theories and practices of decolonizing psychotherapy and healing. Lear more about her private practice, La Mariposita Healing, here.

They Want More Family Time, but You Don't and When Mamí Wants You Close But You Need Space.

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Mar 14, 2022
Unable to Ask Her Parents for Emotional Support
00:20:26

After dropping out of college and eventually returning to school, Kelly had a hard time explaining to her Puerto Rican parents why she needed them at graduation. And Rosemary Perez, a professor of higher education, shares strategies for asking loved ones to support our career and educational goals.

Featured Expert

Dr. Rosemary (Rosie) Perez is an Associate Professor in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan. Her scholarship leverages the strengths of student development and organizational theories to explore individual and organizational learning and development in collegiate contexts. Across her program of research and her teaching, she explores the tensions between structure and agency, and how power, privilege, and oppression affect individuals and groups within higher education. Her research interests include the development of self-authorship, intercultural learning and development, social justice training and education, and the professional socialization of graduate students and practitioners. Learn more about her work and research here.

If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to Taking a Break From School, Then Telling Her Parents and She Has a Ph.D, But Papí Still Wants Her to Serve Him.

Mar 07, 2022
Dating: He’s Afraid to Self-Sabotage
00:14:57

Haidar is in a relationship. And he wants it to be long term but worries he might mess things up. Coach Varsha Mathur offers advice on how to go after what we want with intention.

Unlike a traditional coaching session,  this conversation was not conducted in a confidential setting and all participants were made aware of this when recording this episode.

Varsha Mathur is a dating and relationship coach, and mediator based in Charlotte, NC. Learn more about her work with singles and couples here and set up a discovery call with her here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to Dating: She Wants to Date, but Not Make the First Move  and Arranged Marriage? No Thanks Mom.

Feb 28, 2022
Dating: She Wants to Date but Not Make the First Move
00:17:52

As a self-described "traditional dater," Mio feels discouraged by online dating apps and a new dating culture where she feels pressured to take the initiative. Coach Varsha Mathur shows us how to connect genuinely on any platform.

Unlike a traditional coaching session,  this conversation was not conducted in a confidential setting and all participants were made aware of this when recording this episode.

Varsha Mathur is a dating and relationship coach, and mediator based in Charlotte, NC. Learn more about her work with singles and couples here and set up a discovery call with her here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to Wanting This, Not That and Arranged Marriage? No Thanks Mom

Feb 21, 2022
Dating: Wanting This, Not That
00:16:36

Felipa is trying to break a pattern in her dating life of not feeling seen or respected, but dating in her conservative hometown makes that a challenge. Coach Varsha Mathur offers strategies for discovering what we really want in a relationship, and why.

Unlike a traditional coaching session,  this conversation was not conducted in a confidential setting and all participants were made aware of this when recording this episode.

Varsha Mathur is a dating and relationship coach, and mediator based in Charlotte, NC. Learn more about her work with singles and couples here and set up a discovery call with her here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to the first episode of our series, Dating, But Not to Get Married, and Arranged Marriage? No Thanks Mom

Feb 14, 2022
Dating, But Not to Get Married
00:19:10

On this special series, first gens speak directly with an expert about how to navigate challenges in their love lives. Juleyka volunteered to go first and opens up about dating after divorce in a "discovery conversation" with dating and relationship coach Varsha Mathur, who shares her insight on why we should question what we want when re-entering the dating world.

Unlike a traditional coaching session,  this conversation was not conducted in a confidential setting, and all participants were made aware of this when recording this episode.

Varsha Mathur is a dating and relationship coach and mediator based in Charlotte, NC. Learn more about her work with singles and couples here and set up a discovery call with her here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to Arranged Marriage, No Thanks Mom and Dating While Undocumented

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Feb 07, 2022
He Disagrees with His Family on the Meaning of Being Cuban
00:18:38

Because of his progressive political views, Max feels a disconnect with his conservative Cuban-American family. And Ana Sofia Pelaez, an organizer in Miami, shares her insights on speaking with parents about contentious home countries.

Featured Expert

Ana Sofia Pelaez is the Co-founder of the Miami Freedom Project. She’s progressive Cuban-American first-gen, and an activist who has organized Latino get out the vote efforts since 2016. The Miami Freedom Project is a progressive advocacy group working to “make Miami more equitable and just through outreach, education and movement building at the intersection of political, cultural, and spiritual life.” Through GOTV efforts, civic engagement campaigns, social media campaigns, and community meetings that facilitate dialogue between individuals of different backgrounds and political orientations, the group works to “transform Miami political culture while boldly advocating for climate, economic, health, immigrant, and racial justice.”

If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to A Historical Would He's Trying to Understand, and When Feminism is a Dirty Word.

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Jan 31, 2022
How to Pitch Your Business Idea to Your Family
00:20:35

Alberto was excited to start his own business but had to be strategic about telling his concerned Mexican mom. And Marlene Orozco, who studies Latino entrepreneurs in the U.S., speaks with Juleyka about the challenges and opportunities entrepreneurs face, and how their families can best support them.

Featured Expert

Marlene is a doctoral student in Sociology and is the Lead Research Analyst with the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative, a program that explores and expands our knowledge of the Latino entrepreneurial segment of the U.S. economy through research, knowledge dissemination, and facilitated collaboration. The program conducts annual national surveys to assess the current state of U.S. Latino entrepreneurship and is curating a significant panel of Latino entrepreneurs to enable longitudinal research to understand trends over time. Marlene holds a B.A. from Stanford with Honors and an Ed.M. in Education Policy and Management from Harvard.Marlene is trained in both qualitative and quantitative methods of research. She is an IES Fellow in Quantitative Education Policy Analysis, a Mellon Fellow, and an EDGE Fellow and mentor at Stanford. Her current research focuses on immigrant integration and pathways of social mobility through entrepreneurship.

If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to When Mamí Doesn't Respect Your Hustle, and She Had to Choose Her Career over Her Parents.

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Jan 24, 2022
Family Encouraged Military Service, But She Made Her Own Plans
00:20:48

When Camila changed her mind about joining the Air Force, her Colombian parents were very disillusioned. And Yasmin Navarro, a college counselor who works with first-gen students and their parents, speaks with Juleyka about exploring college and career options while managing pressures and expectations from family.

Featured Expert:

Yasmin Navarro is a college counselor at Berkley High school, a public school in Berkeley, California. Through BH's College and Career Center (CCC) she supports students by providing support, guidance and resources with their college and career planning. In addition to her work as a counselor, Yasmin has extensive experience in the classroom as a teacher, and has worked closely with students and their parents.

If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to Taking a Break from School, Then Telling Her Parents, and Under Pressure from Mom to Finish, But Questioning If College Is for Her.

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Jan 17, 2022
Raised Mormon, She Left the Church Fearing for Her Safety
00:20:47

After an incident of harassment, Carla began to question being in a church that wouldn't protect her. But the hardest part of walking away was talking to her Honduran parents about it. And Doralis Coriano Ortiz, a psychotherapist who helps BIPOC clients navigate adverse religious experiences shares strategies for speaking with loved ones about a crisis of faith.

Featured Expert

Doralis Coriano Ortiz is a Chicago-based bilingual psychotherapist in private practice at Live Oaks and serves on the board of the Reclamation Collective, an organization that holds space for folks navigating religious trauma, spiritual abuse, and adverse religious experiences. Her passion for religious trauma support work comes from her own experience of being born into and raised in a fundamentalist Pentecostal church in Puerto Rico. Her goal is to make religious trauma information, resources, and support accessible to anyone who may need it, and especially to BIPOC and to other Latinx/Spanish speakers who may still not have access to this work.

Doralis recommends the Reclamation Collective and the Religious Trauma Institute for anyone looking for support, resources and information about adverse religioys experiences, religious trauma, and spiritual abuse. 

If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to When You Don't Believe in God, And They Really Want You To and Abuela is Against Trick-or-Treating.

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Jan 10, 2022
Mom is Upset About Her Gift (Hint: It’s Not About the Gift)
00:17:23

Julie finds it hard to buy her Korean mom a gift she won't criticize. She also suspects her mom's reactions are not just about the objects. And Yin J. Li, a psychotherapist who works with clients from the Asian Diaspora, helps us identify and understand hidden family tensions so we can better address them.

Featured Expert

Yin is a Portland-based psychotherapist with a private practice called Theralane. As a child of working class immigrants, they understand the shame and stigma of needing and seeking support from an outsider, a therapist. After a 15-year career in technology, they decided to pursue a Masters in Counseling Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies, and became a licensed therapist. Yin has a podcast called Asians Do Therapy, aiming to reduce stigma and increasing accessibility.

 If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to When Parents Going Back 'Home' Changes Everything and When Mom Body Shames You.

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Jan 03, 2022
OG Check-in: She's Working to Forgive an Abusive Grandmother
00:12:25

Last year, Odalys talked to us about her Cuban grandmother’s toxic behavior and how familismo made it hard for her parents to address it. Today, she reflects on how their difficult relationship shaped her and how opening up about it on our podcast helped her begin to process it all.

If you loved this episode, listen to Odalys's (aka Ody) original episode, When Familism Hurts.

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Dec 27, 2021
OG Check-in: Designated Translator Is Learning to Say 'No'
00:13:29

When we met her, Louise was overwhelmed by how her Vietnamese-Chinese family relied on her for translation and administrative help. She comes back to speak candidly about creating better boundaries with her mom, sharing responsibilities with her brother, and managing her feelings around it all.

If you loved this episode, listen to Louise's original episode, How to Get Help When You're the Designated Translator.

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Dec 20, 2021
OG Check-in: He Paid Dearly for Trying to Protect His Skeptic Family from COVID
00:16:45

At the onset of the pandemic Harold was frustrated with his parents for not following COVID-19 safety guidelines. He returns to the show for a moving conversation with Juleyka about how this turbulent year impacted his relationship with his family. He also shares some good news that keeps him moving forward.

If you loved this episode, listen to Harold's original episode, Parents’ Reason for Ignoring COVID-19 Restrictions: “We gotta live.”

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Dec 13, 2021
OG Check-in: She Broke Free from a Toxic Family Triangle
00:14:50

Irina talked to us about being the mediator between her Cuban and Russian parents, and her more Americanized younger brother. She returns to tell us how the advice from our expert helped her, and reflects on why moving across the country altered the family dynamics.

Irina is the host and creator of Pandemic Mama podcast. If you loved this episode, listen to Irina's original episode, She's Stuck in a Family Triangle.

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Dec 06, 2021
OG Check-in: Feeling the Pressures of Being the First to Graduate College
00:15:30

Walter couldn't tell his Mexican parents about the pressures he faced in college and law school. And when he decided he needed a break before taking the bar, he faced increased self-doubt. 

If you loved this episode, listen to Walter's original episode, He's the First to Go to College.

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Nov 29, 2021
OG Check-in: Even a Pro Finds It Hard to Talk about Racism with Dad
00:14:18

Last year, Estefanía had a hard time speaking with her Puerto Rican dad about systemic racism and anti-blackness. She returns to the show as a licensed clinical social worker to share her insights from working through similar issues with her own first-gen clients.

If you loved this episode, listen to Estefanía's original episode, Dad Denies Systemic Racism.

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Nov 22, 2021
OG Check-in: Toddler Son Is Teaching Her about Being Different
00:18:22

Our OGs are back! For the next few episodes, we're checking in with some of our original guests. When we spoke last year, Daniella struggled to help her parents understand her son's developmental delays. Since then, he has received an official diagnosis and is teaching the whole family how to support him best.

If you loved this episode, listen to Daniella's original episode, Mom Has to Teach Grandparents to Accept Her Son's Difference.

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Nov 15, 2021
When Parents Going Back 'Home' Changes Everything
00:18:16

After living in the U.S. for 40 years, Eddie's parents surprise him with the news that they're moving back to South Korea. And, psychologist Sarah H. Moon  helps us grieve and celebrate our parents' lives and triumphs.

Eddie Kim wrote an article about his experience for MEL magazine titled "When Your Immigrant Parents Move Back Overseas, Where Is Home?" Find it here.

Featured Expert: 

Sarah H. Moon is a queer, Korean American, immigrant, who is passionate about decreasing the mental health stigma in BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities, and training mental health professionals to become more skilled and thoughtful healers.Her treatment approach draws on social justice oriented, relational psychodynamic, and attachment-based principles, which values the understanding of how early experiences, self-awareness/self-curiosity, relational patterns, racism, discrimination, and socio-cultural factors impact how one experiences themselves and others. Sarah offers consultation and workshops to organizations and academic institutions around diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as mental health awareness, and helps organizations improve individual and group cultural competency. Learn more about her work here.

 If you liked this episode, be sure to listen to Explaining She's Isolated, Depressed, and Caring for a Newborn and When They Want More Family Time and You Don't.

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Nov 08, 2021
Everyone's Asking "Are You Pregnant Yet?"
00:17:48

The pandemic has made Annika reconsider having children, but the pressure from her Indian relatives is intense. And sociologist Farha Ternikar breaks down cultural expectations around motherhood, and offers guidance for pushing back.

Annika Sharma is the author of Love, Chai, and Other Four Letter Words, and co-host of  The Woke Desi podcast. You can learn more about her here

Featured Expert: 

Dr. Farha Ternikar (Ph.D. 2003) is an associate professor and teaches Gender and Society, Social Inequality and Gender and Feminist theory and is also Director of the Gender & Women's Studies Program at Le Moyne College. She is the author of the forthcoming book Intersectionality in the Muslim South Asian-American Middle Class: Lifestyle Consumption beyond Halal and Hijab.  She is the author of the forthcoming book Intersectionality in the Muslim South Asian-American Middle Class: Lifestyle Consumption beyond Halal and Hijab. She has authored several articles on gender, race and religious identity in the Journal of Ethnic Studies, International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, and Sociology Compass. Learn more about her work here

If you liked this episode, be sure to listen to When They Want a Wedding And Grandchildren But You're Not Ready and When Mamí Makes You Doubt Becoming a Mom.

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Nov 01, 2021
Abuela Is Against Trick-or-Treating
00:19:27

Conny and her 4-year-old daughter love Halloween, but since celebrating the holiday goes against the family's religious beliefs, Conny's mom strongly opposes it. And therapist Catalina Fortich is back to share tips for handling healthy conflict.

Featured Expert: 

Catalina Fortich is a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master of Science degree from Nova Southeastern University. Beginning in 2014, she trained as a systemic therapist, EMDR Certified, taking a multi-model approach to helping adolescents, couples, individuals and families who face various challenges including trauma, communication issues, low self-esteem, addiction/recovery, marital conflict, infidelity, anger management, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. She is currently, owner of and clinician at Safe Place Therapy, LLC, serving South Florida, and is also licensed to work with clients throughout the State of Florida via telehealth. For the first 2 years of her career, she acquired experience as a Primary Counselor at various substance/abuse treatment and recovery facilities. She also interned with elementary age children, teaching social-emotional skills at Nova University School Guidance Department. Learn more about her work, and private practice here.

 If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to She's Stuck in a Family Triangle and When They Want More Family Time But You Don't.

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Oct 25, 2021
Telling Mamí You Use Weed
00:19:20

Ana Sheila wants her traditional Mexican mom to know about her cannabis use. But the stigma around recreational drug use stops her. And Oriana Mayorga, an activist with Students for Sensible Drug Policy, shares strategies for speaking with parents about drugs with a social justice lens.   

Ana Sheila is the cohost of Tamarindo Podcast.

Featured Expert: 

Oriana Mayorga (she/her/hers) is a community organizer dedicated to dismantling structural oppression, promoting racial justice, and ending violence against women. She is a longtime advocate of ending the war on drugs, fighting for accessible psychedelic medicine for all, and centering the needs of people of color in the movement. She is currently the Vice Chair of the board of directors for Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), a global youth-led grassroots network dedicated to ending the War on Drugs. SSDP brings young people of all political and ideological orientations together to have honest conversations about drugs and drug policy. They aim to generate policy change, deliver drug education, and promote harm reduction. Oriana received her bachelor of science from Fordham University in 2014 and a graduate certificate in Harm Reduction Psychotherapy from the New School of Research in 2016. In 2022, she will graduate with her Masters of Divinity with a concentration in social ethics from Union Theological Seminary.

Oriana recommends this list of resources and this peer education program on drug policy and drug education issues. 

If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to Telling Mom About Using Cannabis And Being a Budtender. and Telling Mamí She Needs Mental Help.

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Oct 18, 2021
When Mom Body Shames You
00:20:44

V. Chau is pushing back against their mother's preoccupation with their weight and eating habits. And psychologist Yuying Tsong, who studies Asian American body image, speaks with Juleyka about disordered eating within immigrant families.

Featured Expert: 

Yuying Tsong is a psychologist and Professor in the Department of Human Services at California State University, Fullerton. A mixed-method researcher, her/their research and clinical areas of interests include sexual and ethnic minority mental health, Asian American body image and disordered eating, immigration and adjustment, transnational family’s bi-cultural adaptation process, and help seeking attitudes and behaviors. Nationally, Yuying serves on the American Psychological Association Board of Convention Affairs and is Past President and fellows of the Society for the Psychology of Women. She/They co-edited the journal of Women and Therapy special issue on Trauma and Psychology Well-being of Asian American Women and has an upcoming book, entitled “Body Image and the Asian Experience: Asians, Asian Americans, and Asian Diasporas Across the Globe.” Yuying is also a public speaker/trainer and facilitates training on authentic healing from racial- and gender-based trauma and Asian American mental health, body wellness, and intergenerational care.

If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to When Mamí Has a Drinking Problem. and They Want More Family Time But You Don't.

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Oct 11, 2021
This Mom Is Decolonizing Her Parenting
00:18:56

Gisselle wants to be a different kind of mom, but her gentle parenting choices sometimes rub up against how her Dominican parents interact with her two boys. And Leslie Priscilla, founder of Latinx Parenting, speaks with Juleyka about "Chancla Culture" and decolonizing our parenting without antagonizing those who raised us.

Featured Expert: 

Leslie Priscilla is a first generation non-Black Xicana mother to three bicultural children and daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico. She is a descendant of Indigenous Tarahumara / Rarámuri lineage who has resided on occupied Tongva, Acjachemen & Kizh land, also known as Santa Ana in Orange County, CA, all of her life. She identifies as both Mexican-American and a Detribalized Indigenous mujer. Leslie shares her medicine by offering coaching, workshops, support, and advocacy for Latinx/Chicanx families as well as professionals via trainings locally, nationally, and internationally both in-person and online via the Latinx Parenting organization. She founded Latinx Parenting, a bilingual organization and movement intentionally rooted in children's rights, social and racial justice, the individual and collective practice of nonviolence and reparenting, intergenerational and ancestral healing, cultural sustenance, and the active decolonization of oppressive practices in our families. Leslie has facilitated in-person groups in both Spanish and English for thousands of parents, teachers, and professionals in schools, transitional homes, teen shelters, hospitals, Wraparound programs, drug rehabilitation centers, and family resource centers throughout Orange County, CA and now world-wide virtually. 
 

If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to Not Your Mamí's Sex Ed. and How to Teach Consent in Our Families.

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Oct 04, 2021
Arranged Marriage, No Thanks Mom
00:19:53

Chai is looking for chemistry, love and romance, but her Indian mother has a different idea, and feels responsible for finding her a husband. And Varsha Mathur, a dating and relationship coach, speaks with Juleyka about how to help parents understand what you want in romantic relationships.

Featured Expert: 

Varsha is a dating & relationship coach and speaker. She is a graduate of Accomplishment Coaching which is accredited by the International Coach Federation and is considered internationally as the world’s finest coach training program. Clients (individuals and couples) work with her to find love with someone who clicks with them, have deeper relationships without pressures, and gain the power to make decisions that best serve their dreams. Varsha also runs a program for parents of adult Indian singles where she helps them “contribute to their [children’s] happiness, communicate effectively (...) and find their inner peace.” As a South Asian who has been through a divorce, dating in her 30’s and getting remarried, Varsha offers her personal stories and perspectives to her clients. Before coaching, Varsha practiced law and mediation and later owned and operated a healthcare management company. These professional transitions, along with her personal ones, have given her a perspective that differs from most lawyers, business owners and coaches. Learn more about her work and setup a discovery call with Varsha here.

 If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to Dating While Undocumented and When They Want a Wedding and Grandchildren, But You're Not Ready.

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Sep 27, 2021
Not Your Mamí's Sex Ed
00:19:02

Kathy's Ecuadorian mom never talked about sex or sexuality with her. As a mom herself, Kathy is trying to do things differently with her tween daughter.  And sex educator Brittany McBride shares strategies for affirming family conversations about our bodies.

Our expert this week is Brittany McBride, Associate Director of Sex Education at Advocates for Youth. An organization that advocates for honest and accessible sexual health education and services for all youth. Learn more about their work here. Brittany recommends this resource for sparking age-appropriate conversations about sex-ed with kids and teens. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to How to Teach Consent in Our Families and When Talking to Mamí about Sex Is Hard.

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Sep 20, 2021
Talking About a Brother's Emotional Abuse
00:18:26

Prisca grew up feeling controlled and intimidated by her older brother and distanced herself from him as an adult. But her Nicaraguan parents never saw anything wrong with the dynamic. And Diane Orozco, a psychotherapist who helps first-gens heal from trauma and abuse, speaks with Juleyka about how to navigate estranged relationships within our families.

Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez is  the author of For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts: A Love Letter to Women of Color and the founder of Latina Rebels. You can learn more about Prisca here. Our expert this week is Diane Orozco, a marriage and family therapist currently in private practice at Alvarado Therapy who works with Latino clients in California. Learn more about her work here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to Telling them I'm Moving in with My Boyfriend and When Familism Hurts.

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Sep 13, 2021
Dating While Undocumented
00:17:59

Elizabeth is navigating the dating world as a DACA recipient while feeling the pressure from her Mexican family to get married and settle down. And Genesis Games, a therapist specializing in helping millennial Latinos manage their romantic relationships, returns to the show to help us decide when and how much personal information to share with a potential partner.

Our expert this week is Genesis Games, a bilingual psychotherapist who helps clients in Florida and New Jersey navigate the dating world, manage relationship issues, and heal after heartbreak. Learn more about her practice, Healing Connections, here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to My Divorce, My Parents and Me and When They Want a Wedding and Grandchildren, But You're Not Ready.

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Sep 06, 2021
When You Don't Believe in God, And They Really Want You To
00:20:18

Elise separated from their Catholic upbringing after coming out, but their very religious parents keep trying to bring them back. And Meg Griffiths, a professional dialogue facilitator, speaks with Juleyka about creating trust across diverging spiritual beliefs within our families.

Our expert this week is Meg Griffiths, assistant director of programs at Essential Partners, an organization that equips people to live and work better together in community. Learn more about the work they do here and find their field guide to community dialogue design here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to When They Want More Family Time, But You Don't and Coming Out to My Family.

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Aug 30, 2021
You're Grieving and in Pain. They Call You "Crazy"
00:20:37

Years after her father's murder, and following another tragic loss, Melissa recognized she needed help. She went to therapy, but also realized she was being cast out by her Chinese-Jamaican family as a result.  And, Amy Lew, a therapist specializing in trauma and mixed-raced identity, speaks with Juleyka about finding our own ways to grieve with or without our loved ones.

Our expert this week is Amy Lew, a biracial, multiethnic licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in south San Diego here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to Telling Mamí She Needs Mental Help and She Had to Choose Her Career Over Her Parents.

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Aug 23, 2021
Taking a Break from School, Then Telling Her Parents
00:20:51

While studying to become a physician associate, Vanessa decided to take a leave of absence to avoid burning out, but greatly feared disappointing her Colombian parents. And Sunny Nakae, a medical school dean who specializes in access and equity, shares strategies for developing self-compassion while pursuing demanding academic careers.

Our expert this week is Dr. Sunny Nakae, Senior Associate Dean for Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, and Partnership, and Associate Professor of Medical Education at the California University of Science and Medicine. She is the author of Premed Prep: Advice from a Medical School Admissions Dean. Learn more about her book, here

If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to She Has a Ph.D, But Papí Still Wants Her to Serve Him and Under Pressure from Mom to Finish, But Questioning If College Is for Her.

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Aug 16, 2021
Getting Divorced, Coming Out, and Telling Mamí
00:20:42

Bianca had to convince her Cuban mom that divorcing and celebrating her true identity is, ultimately, good parenting. Then, sexuality educator and social worker Aida Manduley shares strategies for helping our loved ones redefine what family and loving relationships look like.

Our expert this week is therapist, educator and activist Aida Manduley, learn more about their work here. Aida recommends a new Spanish-language publication for families about what to do when a loved one comes out, this LGBTQ positive children's book collection (with Spanish-languge editions), this biilingual resource list, this bilingual guide for addressing LGBTQ inclusion in Catholic and Protestant Latinx families and congretations, and this organization that celebrates and supports individuals with LGBTQ parents and caregivers. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to Talking to Their Parents About Being Nonbinary and My Divorce, My Parents and Me.

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Aug 09, 2021
Explaining She's Isolated, Depressed, and Caring for a Newborn
00:20:08

Rae gave birth during the COVID-19 pandemic. She developed postpartum depression while caring for her baby under lockdown, and tried to explain to her Chinese-Jamaican family what she was going through. And, psychiatrist Leena Mittal, who specializes in maternal mental health, speaks with Juleyka about normalizing this experience, which is the most common complication of pregnancy.

Our expert this week is Dr. Leena Mittal, Chief of the Division of Women’s Mental Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where she serves as Program Director for the Women’s Mental Health Fellowship . If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to Telling Mamí She Needs Mental Help and When Mamí Makes You Doubt Becoming A Mom.

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Aug 02, 2021
Telling Mamí I'm Bi-Curious
00:20:17

Liz is excited about exploring her sexual orientation and fluidity, but thinks her more conservative Colombian mother will not be as open to the idea. And, sex educator Stephanie Campos offers us strategies to bring our loved ones along, once we're ready.

Our expert this week is Public Health Professional and Sex Educator Stephanie Campos. Stephanie is a sex educator with Sex Discussed Here! and you can learn more about her work here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to Talking to their Parents About Being Nonbinary and Overcoming Shame to Love Who You Are.

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Jul 26, 2021
"We're a Broken Family."
00:19:21

Nathalie’s parents moved her and her siblings to Mexico as children and back to the U.S. later on. Those decisions had huge consequences for their emotional lives, which the family is now trying to understand. And, family therapist Catalina Fortich returns to help us reshape our "dominant narratives" to reconnect with loved ones—and ourselves.

Our expert this week is Catalina Fortich, a marriage and family therapist with her own private practice based in South Florida, Safe Place Therapy. Learn more about her work here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to She's Stuck in a Family Triangle and When Mamí & Papí Help Too Much,

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Jul 19, 2021
When Mamí Has a Drinking Problem
00:20:35

Carmella believes her mother's drinking is a serious concern, but getting her and her Cuban family to acknowledge it––and the impact on her mom's health––has been a challenge. And, substance-abuse specialist Liliana Calle helps us destigmatize addiction.

Our expert this week is Liliana Calle, a mental health therapist specializing in substance use disorders affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center.

SAMHSA's National Helpline, 1 (800) 662-HELP (4357), provides 24/7 information and referrals to those suffering from substance use disorder and their loved ones. Here are some helpful resources for understanding alcohol and addiction and where to find local help,   and an organization  that offers friends and family the opportunity to get support of their own.

If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to Telling Mamí She Needs Mental Help and When Papí Gets a Fatal Diagnosis.

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Jul 12, 2021
When Feminism Is a Dirty Word
00:19:12

Carmen identifies as a feminist, but the term has negative connotations for her Cuban parents. And, migration and gender scholar Berta Hernández-Truyol helps us deconstruct the label and reclaim the word feminism.

Carmen is the cohost of the Teikirisi podcast. Our expert this week is Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol, professor of law at the University of Florida Law School . Learn more about her work here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to She Has A Ph.D But Papí Still Wants Her to Serve Him, and When Mamí Wants You Close, But You Need Space.

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Jul 05, 2021
When Mamí Doesn't Respect Your Hustle
00:20:00

Nelson's Colombian mom always looked down on salespeople and scoffed at his father's business ambitions. Now an entrepreneur, he still struggles with her misperceptions. And, psychotherapist Stevon Lewis helps us talk about our ambitions with our loved ones and reconcile different definitions of success.

Our expert this week is Stevon Lewis, a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice based in Inglewood, CA. Learn more about his work here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to Talking to Mamí About Her Money, and She Loves Her Work, Her Parents Don't Get It.

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Jun 28, 2021
Talking to Their Parents about Being Nonbinary
00:21:02

Veda talks about deciding not to speak with their Indian parents about their gender identity. And, Sree Sinha, co-founder of  the South Asian Sexual and Mental Health Alliance, helps us figure out when, if, and how to talk about identity and sexuality with loved ones.

Our expert this week is Sree Sinha, Co-founder of the South Asian Mental & Sexual Health Alliance, or SAMSHA. Learn more about her organization here, and find their podcast, Brown Taboo Project, here. Sree recommends this UN map on gender and sexuality across time and culture, and this PBS map on diverse genders. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to Overcoming Shame to Love Who You Are, and Coming Out to My Family.

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Jun 21, 2021
She Has a Ph.D, But Papí Still Wants Her to Serve Him
00:20:29

Kristie just received her doctorate, a milestone that's impacting her father-daughter relationship and revealing tensions in her Mexican-American family around gender roles and expectations. And, psychologist Gabriela Livas Stein comes back to walk us through "selective acculturation" and how to align our family roles with our values.

Our expert this week is Gabriela Livas Stein, Associate Professor of Psychology at University of North Carolina in Greensboro. Learn more about her lab here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to When Familism Hurts, and She's Fighting Inherited Gender Roles. 

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Jun 14, 2021
They Want More Family Time but You Don't
00:19:16

Diane's Korean mother and grandmother live in New Jersey, and would like her to visit more often. But Diane has a full life in NYC, and feels guilty and torn. Hatty Lee, a marriage and family therapist who works with Asian-Americans, shares tips on how to speak with loved ones about honoring our individual and family needs.

Our expert, Hatty Lee is a licensed, marriage and family therapist in private practice based in Los Angeles, California. Hatty co-authored a book called The Indwell Guide, an eight-step mental health guide to help people  begin to recover from the past, reclaim their true self, and learn to live with purpose. Find out more about her work on her website.

Jun 07, 2021
When Mamí Makes You Doubt Becoming a Mom, Part 1
00:16:32

Liz and her Mexican mom have always had a difficult mother-daughter relationship. Now that Liz is thinking of having children, she worries that because of her strict Catholic upbringing, and her emotionally-detached mother, she may not have become the type of parent she wants to be.

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May 31, 2021
When Mamí Makes You Doubt Becoming a Mom, Part 2
00:19:01

Spiritual life coach Michelle Gomez speaks with Juleyka about what he calls the Latina Mother Wound, and shares strategies to recognize and begin to heal childhood traumas that impact mother-daughter relationships. Then, she offers advice on how to incorporate it all into conscious parenting practices.

Our expert, Michelle Gomez, is a spiritual life coach, author, and sacred space holder. You can learn more about her work on her website, where you can also download her free e-book The Latina Mother Wound, and her digital healing guide The Healing Hija Accelerator . Michelle also runs a community of sisterhood, Healed Hijas, a FB group of Latina adult daughters at different stages in their Mother Wound healing journey.

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May 31, 2021
When Our Parents Don't See Their Bias
00:20:45

When Oriana opened an online bookstore focused on BIPOC authors, her Venezuelan parents didn't understand why it was necessary to highlight the identity and work of writers of color. And, facilitator Liza Talusan offers advice on how to discuss anti-racism and inclusion with our parents.

You can visit Xolo Books, here. Our expert on this episode is Dr. Liza Talusan, a scholar practitioner in areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and leadership. Learn more about her work with organizations, corporations, leadership teams, schools and individuals on her website. Liza highly recommends the work and resources from Courageous Conversations, including this protocol for having conversations about race.

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May 24, 2021
Telling Mamí She Needs Mental Help
00:20:36

When Gina was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder—the cause of her insomnia, panic attacks, and night teeth-grinding—she decided not to tell her Latino parents. Dr. Ana Ribas, an anxiety specialist, shares strategies for discussing our mental health and treatment options with our parents.

Our expert on this episode, Dr. Ana Ribas, is a clinical psychologist based in Los Angeles, specializing in anxiety, OCD, and relationship issues. She is also the Assistant Clinical Director of the UCLA Adult OCD Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program. Learn more about Dr. Ana's work here.

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May 17, 2021
Carrying Out His End-of-Life Wishes
00:20:44

Ray's father passed away last year. A few years earlier Ray and his parents discussed the kind of care his dad would want at the end of his life. Professor of Law María Mercedes Pabón returns with advice on how to broach this difficult subject with loved ones.

Our expert on this episode, María Mercedes Pabón, is a professor of law at Loyola University New Orleans. Here is a good overview on living wills and advance directives, a list of forms by state (also in Spanish), and a multicultural online tool to help individuals explore their wishes and talk about them with family, friends, and medical providers.

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May 10, 2021
When Mamí Wants You Close, But You Need Space
00:18:32

Fryda grew up in a Cuban-American family, and easily sees how her mother's life in Cuba influenced how she raised her. As a result, sometimes their relationship feels strained. And, Juleyka speaks with an immigration and acculturation scholar who helps us uphold boundaries with parents.

Fryda is the cohost of the Teikirisi podcast. Our expert this week is Rose Perez, Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Fordham University. You can learn more about her work here.

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May 03, 2021
Overcoming Shame to Love Who You Are
00:20:38

Jor grew up in a very religious Indian family. Coming out to himself and to his parents took years. And, Aruna Rao, who guides South Asian LGBTQ+ individuals and their families, helps us accept and affirm our loved ones' identities.

Jor Gonsalves is the host of  Unshaming, a podcast about representation and storytelling. You can listen wherever you get your podcast. Our expert is Aruna Rao, founder of Desi Rainbow Parents, an organization that fosters understanding and acceptance among South Asian families, with the goal of affirming and celebrating LGBTQ+ individuals. Learn more about the work they do on their website, here.

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Apr 26, 2021
How to Teach Consent in Our Families
00:20:21

Rafe was sexually assaulted as a teen, and only began to open up to his family about it and his sexual identity as an adult. He now feels very much loved but bears the scars of the incident and the silence around it. And, Juleyka speaks with Rosalia Rivera, an abuse prevention expert who works with survivor parents, about how to teach consent and body autonomy in our families.

Our expert is Rosalia Rivera, a consent educator, abuse prevention expert, and sexual literacy advocate who works  with child sexual abuse survivors who are now parents.  She is the founder of Consent Parenting and the host of the About Consent podcast, and the creatrix of CONSENTwear. To learn more about her work visit her website here.

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Apr 19, 2021
Talking to Mamí About Her Money
00:20:46

Amalia grew up watching her Cuban mom work hard to make ends meet. As an adult, Amalia is her mom’s safety net, but talking with her about finances and planning for the future makes her very nervous. Then, Juleyka speaks with certified financial advisor Anna N’Jie-Konte about how to talk to our parents about their money.

Our expert, Anna N'Jie-Konte is the founder of Dare to Dream Financial Planning, a financial planning firm serving women of color, and she's the host of the "First-Gen Realness". podcast. Visit her website and learn more about her work here.

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Apr 12, 2021
When Mamí & Papí Help Too Much
00:20:51

Ele's parents have always been really supportive. When she and her husband lost their home during the recession, her parents took them and their kids in. Ele was grateful, but at times overwhelmed by their eagerness to help. Then, Dr. Maritza Mikolich, a family therapist, shares strategies for talking to parents about how best to really help us.

Featured Expert: 

Dr. Maritza Mikolich is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a doctoral degree in psychology. She comes from a traditional Mexican family, raised in the United States, and spoke Spanish as her first language. Her parents were born and raised in Michoacan, Mexico and moved to the U.S. for the American dream of giving their family better opportunities. It was that dream that highly motivated her to follow her passion by going to college and studying psychology. She was the first in her extended family to get a college education and obtained her bachelor's degree at the University of San Diego, her master's degree at Saint Thomas University in Florida and her doctoral degree at Alliant International University in San Diego. She has therapy experience working in different settings, including youth and parents in foster care, teenagers in group homes, children in schools who struggle with behavioral issues, individuals struggling with co-parenting issues, and crisis intervention with all age groups. In October 2020 during the pandemic, she started her private practice in hopes of giving back to the Hispanic community. She provides psychotherapy primarily to adults in English and Spanish virtually through telephone and video throughout the state of California. She provides individual, family and couples therapy virtually to people struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, life stressors, and relational problems. Learn more about her work here.

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Apr 05, 2021
When a Sister Commits Suicide Part 1
00:20:01

Meet Sasha, who grew up in an Iranian and Chilean family. Her youngest sister, Suedi, died by suicide, and her family still doesn't talk much about it. The silence makes it harder for Sasha to open up about her own mental health struggles.

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Mar 29, 2021
When a Sister Commits Suicide Part 2
00:18:12

Mental health professional Blanca Amaya, who specializes in culturally competent, trauma-informed therapy, helps us talk about suicide, depression, and mental illness with our loved ones. 

Our expert, Blanca E Amaya is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides psychotherapy in English and Spanish. She owns her own practice, Amaya Counseling in Pasadena, California. Visit her website  here.

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Mar 29, 2021
Rapper Dessa Unravels the Rhyme and Reason in Our Very Human Nature
00:19:45

She's a friend of the show, so when musician and writer Dessa told us about her new podcast, Deeply Human, we had to invite her on. In a convo that almost got out of hand, Dessa and Juleyka talk about why she created the show, how she's the show's real-life test dummy, and why she loves "science in street clothes."

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Mar 22, 2021
How to Talk to Your Family about Getting the COVID Vaccine
00:17:15

Juleyka welcomes Dr. Eva Galvez, a family physician working primarily with immigrant communities, to get advice on how to talk with parents and loved ones about the need to get vaccinated. Dr. Galvez offers strategies for addressing concerns, building trust, and navigating barriers to access for certain populations.

Our expert this week is Dr. Eva Galvez, a board certified family physician at Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center in Hillsboro, OR. Learn more about the health center and its work, here.

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Mar 15, 2021
OG Check-in: Papí and I Are Talking, Really Talking
00:19:32

Last summer, Tatianna and her dad were in a really bad spot, to the point she felt every conversation turned into an argument. She reflects on the strategies she’s been using and what they’ve helped her understand about her dad—and herself.

If you loved this episode, listen to Tatianna's original episode, Papí and I Don't Talk, We Argue.

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Mar 08, 2021
OG Check-in: She Loves Her Work, and Now They Get It
00:20:32

Last year, TK told us how hard it was to get her parents to understand her passion for her work, and accept her career change from nursing to audio. In this episode, she shares how her family now understands, supports and celebrates her work and one another.

If you loved this episode, listen to TK's original episode, She Loves Her Work, Her Parents Don't Get It.

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Mar 01, 2021
OG Check-in: My Boundaries, My Mom—During the Pandemic
00:17:28

We check in with our first guest ever. When we spoke with Sandra, she told us she can't say no to her mother. Living through the pandemic in NYC gave her plenty of opportunities to practice.

If you loved this episode, listen to Sandra's original episode, Mom Drove into NYC Amid the COVID-19 Crisis.

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Feb 22, 2021
OG Check-in: Dad Voted for Trump, Again
00:17:19

When we spoke last year, Adela told us she had a hard time understanding her dad,  one-issue-voter, who supported Trump in 2016. She's pretty sure he voted for Trump again in 2020, but she is beginning to notice a shift in him.

If you loved this episode, listen to Adela's original episode, Dad Voted for Trump. 

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Feb 15, 2021
OG Check-in: From Being a Dutiful Daughter to Being Fully Herself
00:17:19

For the next few episodes, we're checking in with some of our early guests. When we spoke last year, Merk Nguyen, podcast co-host and producer of Adultish,  was struggling to be more than a dutiful daughter to her Vietnamese parents. Recently, she's had a realization about her identity, that led to a very important conversation with them.

If you loved this episode, listen to Merk's original episode, Struggling to Become More than a Dutiful Daughter.

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Feb 08, 2021
When They Send Money Back Home But It Hurts You
00:20:10

Growing up, Leslie saw her parents send supplies and money to relatives in the Dominican Republic, even as her family struggled financially. It bothered her, but she was afraid her parents would call her selfish if she said anything. Catalina Fortich, a licensed marriage and family therapist, helps us rethink that label.

Our expert this week is Catalina Fortich, a marriage and family therapist with her own private practice based in South Florida, Safe Place Therapy. Learn more about her work here.  If you loved this episode, be sure to check out Struggling to Become More than a Dutiful Daughter and She's Stuck in a Family Triangle.

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Feb 01, 2021
After the Election and the Insurrection, Where Do Latinos Stand?
00:21:10

In this special episode, on the week after the Inauguration, Juleyka speaks with political scientist Geraldo Cadava, author of The Hispanic Republican, who helps us unpack the complex political identities of Latinos in the U.S. And, he offers insight into how and why we should engage with loved ones with whom we disagree politically.

Our expert this week is Professor Geraldo Cadava from Northwestern University. You can visit his website here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to A Historical Wound He's Trying to Understand and Dad Denies Systemic Racism.

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Jan 25, 2021
Under Pressure from Mom to Finish, But Questioning If College Is for Her
00:20:11

Shelsea is a college student undecided about her future, and wondering whether she wants to be in school at all. But she feels pressured by her Haitian mom to finish her degree. Then, a seasoned college counselor shares strategies for figuring out your own path and engaging your loved ones in the process.

Our expert this week is Sharon Williams, college counselor at the University of Chicago Laboratory High School. Sharon recommends the following community organizations and resources to support students along their educational journey:

Posse

Questbridge

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

And for students in the Chicago area:

High Jump 

Link Unlimited

Chicago Scholars

If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to She Had to Choose Her Career Over Her Parents, and She Loves Her Work, Her Parents Don't Get It.

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Jan 18, 2021
Telling Mom About Using Cannabis and Being a Budtender
00:15:46

Bianca is passionate about cannabis. She even has a podcast about it! When she started working in the cannabis industry, she finally opened up to her mom about all of it. And, a cannabis entrepreneur and investor helps us demystify the plant, the history, the science and the myths for our loved ones.

Our expert this week is Khadijah Adams, an entrepreneur, investor and business empowerment coach who works in the cannabis industry. You can visit her website here.  You can find Bianca's podcast here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to My Divorce, My Parents, And Me, and Telling Them I'm Moving In With Boyfriend.

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Jan 11, 2021
When Talking to Mamí About Sex Is Hard
00:17:16

Stephanie would like to talk more openly abut sex, intimacy and sexuality with her mom. The two are really close, but they've never been comfortable discussing any of this. And, a sex educator offers strategies (and a cool acronym) to help us get started talking about sex with our parents.

Our expert this week is Dulce Rodriguez, a clinical social worker, and a sex educator-in-training based in Albuquerque, NM. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to Coming Out to My Family, and My Divorce, My Parents, And Me.

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Jan 04, 2021
Our Creator and Host on How This Show Came to Be
00:26:41

A few weeks ago, Juleyka was invited as a guest on 3 Clips, where podcasters talk about making their shows. We turned part of that interview into a special episode to give you a behind-the-scenes look at how we make the show.

If you loved this show, listen to our first episode ever, Mom Drove into NYC Amid the COVID-19 Crisis. You can hear Juleyka's interview in 3 Clips with Jay Acunzo here. And, visit the 3 Clips website for more meta interviews about podcasts.

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Dec 28, 2020
Facing Intimate Partner Violence, and Mamí Can’t Help
00:17:44

When Gloria experienced intimate partner violence in her relationship, she had a very difficult time turning to her family for help. It was particularly hard to open up to her mom, who had her own history of trauma. And, the founder of an organization that works with survivors offers strategies for breaking the cycle.

Our expert this week is Susan Rubio Rivera, founder of M.U.J.E.R.  If you or a loved one need help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233. Visit her organization here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to When's the Time to Write a Will? and Dad's Mental Illness On His Own Terms.

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Dec 21, 2020
When Papí Gets a Fatal Diagnosis
00:19:41

Carmen’s dad learned he had pancreatic cancer earlier this year. His reaction took her by surprise, and the family dealt with the possibility of his death in different ways. Then, an occupational therapist who works with the elderly talks to Juleyka about how to care for our aging loved ones.

Our expert this week is Mariella Zuñiga, an occupational therapist and consultant with expertise in Aging in Place, engagement in successful aging and innovation in longevity. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to When's the Time to Write a Will? and Dad's Mental Illness On His Own Terms.

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Dec 14, 2020
She’s Fighting Inherited Gender Roles
00:20:25

Monica was raised as an independent woman by her very independent Mexican mother. But she’s realizing both of them easily fall back on outmoded gender roles. And, a family therapist returns to the show to give all of us tools to self correct.

Our expert this week is Claudia Cuevas, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Mission Viejo, CA. She focuses on Latinas, men and the families who love them.You can visit her website here. If you loved this episode, be sure to check out Papí and I Don't Talk, We Argue, and When Helping Leaves You Feeling Bad After.

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Dec 07, 2020
Mom Has to Teach Grandparents to Accept Her Son's Difference
00:21:28

Daniella and her husband have a young son they think might be on the autism spectrum or have developmental delays. Her parents have a hard time overcoming outdated stigmas about cognitive differences. And a pediatrician who studies healthcare in Latino communities speaks with Juleyka about how to support loved ones who are different.

Our expert this week is Dr. Katharine Zuckerman, a primary care pediatrician and an associate professor at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. She recommends the CDC's Milestone Tracker and the Autism Self Advocacy Network as resources for parents. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to Dad's Mental Illness, On His Terms, and When They Want a Wedding and Grandchildren But You Are Not Ready.

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Nov 30, 2020
Still Yearning for His Father's Love
00:18:28

Growing up, Jeo was never very close to his dad. As an adult, he wants to know him better, to learn about his past and have a real relationship with him. But it’s hard to get him to open up. And, an expert in adolescent development in immigrant communities helps explain the disconnect.

Our expert this week is William Perez, professor in the School of Education at Loyola Marymount University. Learn more about his work here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to At Home, Being an Adult is Testing Parental Limits, and When Helping Leaves You Feeling Bad After.

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Nov 23, 2020
When Mamí Doesn't 'See' Economic Inequality
00:16:16

Carlos is hyper-aware of wealth inequality and issues of access in the U.S., and is puzzled by his immigrant mother's conservative views, especially since she had to sacrifice so much for her family––and for him. And, a political science professor provides some needed context.

Our expert this week is Eduardo Gamarra, Professor of Politcal Science at Florida International University. Learn more about his work here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to Dad Denies Systemic Racism, and A Historical Wound He's Trying to Understand.

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Nov 16, 2020
When They Want a Wedding and Grandchildren, But You’re Not Ready
00:16:59

Nathalie’s mother and grandmother want her to be happy. But their idea of happiness for her includes getting married and having kids—not at all what she wants for herself. But they bring it up all the time. And a writer dispels the myths around being single, and shares her advice for handling this particular type of family pressure.

Our expert this week is writer, speaker and creative professional Acamea Deadwiler. Learn more about her work here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to My Divorce, My Parents, And Me, and Telling Them I'm Moving In With Boyfriend.

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Nov 09, 2020
When Familism Hurts
00:19:49

Ody's grandmother lived with her family when she was growing up. The expectation of always putting family first created a toxic environment due to emotional abuse from her grandmother, whom she suspects may have had a mental illness. An expert on Latino cultural values breaks down the concept of familism and how it shapes the dynamics at home.

Our expert this week is Gabriela Livas Stein, Associate Professor of Psychology at University of North Carolina in Greensboro. Learn more about her lab here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to When Mamí and Papí Fight, and Papí and I Don't Talk, We Argue.

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Nov 02, 2020
Coming Out to My Family
00:21:49

Rafe grew up feeling very loved, but also feeling very different. In his teen years, he began to understand he was gay, but it took a while to open up, and to talk about a traumatic experience. A licensed clinical social worker who specializes in supporting QTBIPOC clients speaks with Juleyka about how we can all show up for our loved ones. 

This episode discusses troubling details, involving violence. Some listeners may find it disturbing.  

Our expert this week is Alina Maria Tello-Cordon, a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Washington, currently working on a PhD in Clinical Sexology with concentrations in Transgender Health and Kink Conscious Therapy from the International Institute of Clinical Sexology. Learn more about her practice here. Below is a list of resources Alina recommends:

RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization.
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 


Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization connecting trans people to community, support, and resources.
Hotline: 1-877-565-8860  Hotline

 The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people under 25.

It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect LGBTQ youth around the globe.

The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
This is a great resource for identifying mental health resources for Queer and Trans people of Color.

Covenant House is an LGBTQIA+ affirming youth shelter that has locations across the U.S.

The National Runaway Safeline provides advice and assistance to runaways, including resources, shelter, transportation, assistance in finding counseling, and transitioning back to home life. 

1800-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929)

The True Colors Fund is working to end homelessness among LGBTQ youth, creating a world in which all young people can be their true selves. They run a database of service providers.

Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment.

PFLAG provides support, information, and resources for LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies.


If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to She's Stuck in a Family Triangle and When Mamí Grieves Different Than You. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to When Mamí and Papí Fight and My Divorce, My Parents, and Me.

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Oct 26, 2020
My Divorce, My Parents, and Me
00:20:19

Gaby grew up with parents whose marriage was almost a fairytale: they fell in love young, got married, and stayed together happily ever after. So when her own marriage ended, she felt shame and found it really hard to talk to her parents about it. And, a marriage and family therapist offers strategies for discussing changing relationships with relatives.

 

Our expert this week is Genesis Games, a bilingual (English & Spanish) Cuban-American psychotherapist based in Miami helping clients in all of Florida and New Jersey. Genesis helps young adults adjust to life transitions, navigate the dating world, manage relationship issues, set boundaries with family, and develop adult friendships. She  is passionate about helping individuals heal and thrive after heartbreak. Learn more about her practice here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to  She's Stuck in a Family Triangle and When Mamí Grieves Different Than You.

Oct 19, 2020
Telling Them I'm Moving in with My Boyfriend
00:19:20

Cris Ramos Greene is the author of Embrace That Girl, a memoir about figuring out adulthood and coming to terms with her Cuban-American identity. She talks to Juleyka about breaking the news to her traditional parents that she was moving in with her boyfriend. And, a marriage and family therapist shares strategies to assert your independence without drama. 

Our expert this week is Sara Stanizai, a licensed marriage and family therapist owner of Prospect Therapy here in Long Beach, California, a queer and trans affirming therapy practice with a special focus on mental health in first generation American and other bicultural communities.

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Oct 12, 2020
When Mamí and Papí Fight
00:19:19

As a child, Rose witnessed an instance of domestic violence between her parents that has stayed with her over the years. And a certified traumatologist and psychotherapist who works with immigrant women talks to Juleyka about how those of us in similar circumstances can move forward and heal.

 

Our expert this week is Martha Vallejo, certified traumatologist and psychotherapist based in Miami, Florida. She recommends this talk as a resource to understand the longterm impact of childhood adversity in adults. If you loved this episode, be sure to check out Dad's Mental Illness, On His Terms and Struggling to Become More than a Dutiful Daughter.

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Oct 05, 2020
Welcome to the Family BIRTHFUL!
00:00:30

We have beautiful news! Doula and childbirth educator Adriana Lozada just brought her show Birthful  to Lantigua Williams & Co. And we're so happy!!!

Alternating between interviews with perinatal professionals and birth stories with new parents, Birthful is here to inform your intuition, no matter what pregnancy, birth or postpartum throw at you. 

New episodes every Wednesday!

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+Visit  Birthful.com to learn more about Adriana's classes and the Birthful community.

Oct 01, 2020
What If You Don't Cheer for the Same Team as Your Family?
00:19:44

Rita, like the rest of her family, has always been a die-hard football fan. She hid her love for a different team for years, afraid they would be upset. A professor of sports management breaks down BIRGing and CORFing in avid sports fans and what they have to do with family relationship dynamics.

Our expert this week is Michelle Harrolle , Director of the Vinik Sport & Entertainment Management Program at the University of South Florida. If you loved this episode, be sure to check out Papí and I Don't Talk, We Argue, and When Mamí Grieves Differently Than You.

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Sep 28, 2020
The Mixed Privilege of Being a White Immigrant
00:20:48

Vanessa’s mother moved from Germany to the U.S. as an adult. Vanessa, who was born in the U.S., immigrated to Canada and finds herself comparing their experiences in their adopted countries as she watches her home country from The North. Then, Juleyka speaks with a sociologist who puts citizenship and belonging into a larger context.

 

Our expert this week is Irene Bloemraad , Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Learn more about her work on interdisciplinary migration here. If you loved this episode, be sure to check out Dad Denies Systemic Racism and A Historical Wound He's Trying to Understand.

 

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Sep 21, 2020
She Had to Choose Her Career Over Her Parents
00:20:21

As a kid, Olga loved writing and developed a passion for journalism. But her parents, immigrants from the former U.S.S.R., strongly opposed her choices, fearing the financial prospects were slim. Long-standing arguments created a rift in their relationship that grew worse over time—leading her to choose between her calling and her family.  In this episode, Juleyka also speaks with a career coach about how feminist women can negotiate and find common ground with our parents.

 

Our expert this week is Cynthia Pong, a feminist career coach for women of color. You can visit her website here and learn about her book here. If you loved this episode, be sure to check out She Loves Her Work, Her Parents Don't Get It and Struggling to Become More than a Dutiful Daughter.

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Sep 14, 2020
Your Passions, And What to Say When Parents Ask "Why Are You Doing That?"
00:18:24

Sisters Taranjit and Bhavneet have lots of interests outside of their work in science, including their podcast, Drive with Us. But their Indian parents seem to always ask "Why are you doing this?" in ways that discourage and alienate them. Today, we're looking at what happens when more traditional ideas about work and purpose clash with a desire to venture out and try new things. A marriage and family therapist who specializes in transitions shares ways to connect.

Check out the Drive with Us podcast here. Our expert this week is Sonica Thakur, a marriage and family therapist based in San Francisco. You can visit her website here. If you loved this episode, be sure to check out She Loves Her Work, Her Parents Don't Get It and At Home, Being An Adult Is Testing Parental Limits.

 

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Sep 07, 2020
TRAILER: Driving The Green Book!
00:04:28

We produced something beautiful for Macmillan Podcasts!! Introducing Driving the Green Book, a ten-part documentary series premiering September 15. Follow award-winning BBC broadcaster Alvin Hall as he retraces many of the locations featured in the historic travel guide. From Detroit to New Orleans, Hall takes us on an immersive audio journey, collecting powerful, personal testimony about how Black Americans used the Green Book to travel with dignity during the height of segregation. New episodes every Tuesday. Subscribe today!

 

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Sep 03, 2020
A Historical Wound He’s Trying to Understand
00:19:55

As Jewish immigrants from the former U.S.S.R., Michael’s extended family endured a history of prosecution and genocide. But he finds that his parents lack empathy toward those seeking safety and freedom in the U.S. He's having a hard time understanding where they’re coming from. And an even harder time talking to them about it. An expert in negotiation and mediation has some advice for us all.

Our expert this week is Sara del Nido Budish, Assistant Director and Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program at Harvard Law School.  She co-hosts a podcast about bridging political divides, which you can find here. If you loved this episode, be sure to check out Dad Voted for Trump and When Mamí Grieves Different Than You.

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Aug 31, 2020
She’s Stuck in a Family Triangle
00:20:14

Irina is ready to quit being the mediator between her Russian and Cuban parents and her younger, more Americanized brother. The role has strained her relationship with all of them, and, now that she has her own family, she wants to find the best way to change this dynamic—and to let them work things out on their own. A marriage and family therapist offers insights and techniques for anyone in this dilemma.

Our expert this week is Catalina Fortich, a marriage and family therapist with her own private practice based in South Florida, Safe Place Therapy. Learn more about her work here. If you loved this episode, be sure to check out Struggling to Become More than a Dutiful Daughter and Papí and I Don't Talk, We Argue.

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Aug 24, 2020
Parents’ Reason for Ignoring COVID-19 Restrictions: “We gotta live.”
00:18:11

When COVID-19 hit, Harold quickly reshaped his routine to protect his family. At first, his parents also followed public health guidelines, but as the pandemic extended they began to relax their precautions, even having people stay over on weekends. Harold says he has been deeply impacted by their carefree approach, especially because he fears for his infant son’s health—and theirs. Plus: a COVID-19 contact tracer joins the show to share strategies.


Our expert this week is Oscar Baez. He is a care resource coordinator with the Community Tracing Collaborative, and chairs the immigration working group that’s helping to engage immigrant communities and individuals who have tested positive with COVID-19. Oscar is a contact tracer for Partners in Health. Learm more about the organization here. If you loved this episode, be sure to check out Trying to Warn Mom about COVID-19 from Afar and Parents Might Be Spreading Fake News .
 

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Aug 17, 2020
She Loves Her Work, Her Parents Don't Get It
00:20:34

TK grew up in a family of medical professionals. She followed in their footsteps and became a nurse, but had passion projects on the side. When she left nursing, her parents had a hard time understanding her new goals and the dreams she deems essential to her happiness. A career coach guides us in how to navigate career choices with skeptical loved ones.

Our expert this week is Jasmine Escalera, a Job Search and Career Strategist who works with women of color. You can visit Jasmine's website here.  If you loved this episode, be sure to check out Struggling to Become More than a Dutiful Daughter and He's the First to Go to College.

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Aug 10, 2020
When Helping Leaves You Feeling Bad After
00:17:08

Perla, a paralegal, uses her training to help her dad navigate the federal COVID-19 relief process. But, when Perla takes charge, personalities clash and roles reverse. An old father-daughter dynamic comes back, and she’s left feeling undermined. A family therapist who works with Latino clients returns to guide us in finding better ways to get through these trying moments.

Our expert this week is Claudia Cuevas, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Mission Viejo, CA. Claudia owns her own practice. 

You can visit Claudia's website here. If you loved this episode, be sure to check out How to Get Help When You're the Designated Translator and He's the First to Go to College.

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Aug 03, 2020
At Home, Being an Adult Is Testing Parental Limits
00:21:09

Deepa is a political journalist who thought she had set clear and practical boundaries with her parents. But, now that she’s living with them through the COVID-19 pandemic, she finds everyone at home falling into old patterns that disrupt her work and cross boundaries. Then, we hear from a business and leadership coach who offers pointers on how to recalibrate and refocus.

Our expert on this episode is Dr. Shweta Oza, who coaches individuals and entrepreneurs helping them find joy, prosperity, success, and wholeness in their personal and professional lives. 

You can visit Dr. Oza's website here. If you loved this episode, be sure to check out When Mamí Grieves Different Than You and Struggling to Become More than a Dutiful Daughter.

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Jul 27, 2020
Dad Denies Systemic Racism
00:19:31

Estefania was always close to her dad, but lately their relationship has been strained. Thanks to the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, they’ve been talking more about race and racism. It’s become clear they don’t see the issues the same way. Also, social justice doula who helps people put into practice their anti-racism gives Estefania and the rest of us the vocabulary that can lead to more honest conversations with loved ones.

Our expert on this episode is Lutze Segu, Social Justice Doula. Lutze facilitates racial justice workshops, provide strategic HR consulting for organizations, and offer feminist coaching to individuals. 

You can visit Lutze's website here. If you loved this episode, be sure to check out Parents Might Be Spreading Fake News and How to Warn Mom about COVID-19 from Afar.

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Jul 20, 2020
When Mamí Grieves Different Than You
00:20:29

Erika’s mom has always been a huge support for Erika and her sisters. But when Erika’s grandmother passed away in the Dominican Republic amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Erika wanted to support her during this difficult time. Figuring out what her mom needed—and didn’t—turned into a delicate dance of giving and receiving, for both of them. And a grief counselor implodes some myths about grief while offering practical advice on how to best help loved ones.

Our expert on this episode is Alica Forneret,  a facilitator, writer and Grief Guide . Alica creates spaces for people to explore their grief and is  committed to making sure that we have more conversations about grief, death, and dying—whether  at home, at work, or with strangers on the bus. 

You can visit Alica's website here. If you loved this episode, be sure to check out When's the Time to Write a Will? and Struggling to Become More than a Dutiful Daughter.

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Jul 13, 2020
How to Get Help When You're the Designated Translator
00:20:56

Louise has always helped her mom translate important documents and handle formal transactions. Recently, she helped her file for unemployment insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic — and it caused friction between them. An expert shares techniques and resources that Louise and other first-gens with this responsibility can use to alleviate the pressure and extra work that result when we want to support our parents but need help in the process.

Our expert on this episode is Saritha Farris,  a licensed clinical social worker. She has a private practice and offers cognitive behavioral therapy to families, groups and individuals. Many of her clients are Latinx, and come from immigrant families. 

You can visit Saritha's website here. If you loved this episode, be sure to check out When Helping Leaves You Feeling Bad After and When's the Time to Write a Will?

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Jul 06, 2020
Papí and I Don’t Talk, We Argue
00:20:29

Tatianna has always questioned authority. As a girl, she’d push back on rules, gender roles and limitations, annoying her family, and especially her dad. As an adult, her feminist ways clash with his machismo. A therapist who focuses on Latinas, men and the families who love them joins the show to help Tatiana and the rest of us find a better way.

Our expert this week is Claudia Cuevas, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Mission Viejo, CA. She focuses on Latinas, men and the families who love them.

Claudia owns her own practice. You can visit her website here. If you loved this episode, be sure to check out Dad Voted for Trump and Trying to Warn Mom about COVID-19 from Afar.

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Jun 29, 2020
When’s the Time to Write a Will?
00:18:56

Mitzi’s mom is her best friend. They talk on the phone daily and have a great relationship. But when her mom started getting sick, it was a race against the clock to make sure she had the care and legal protections she needed. Professor of Law María Mercedes Pabón offers advice on broaching the conversation and gets into the documents our parents should have in place years before they think they need them.

Our expert on this episode, María Mercedes Pabón, is a professor of law at Loyola University New Orleans. She recommends visiting elderlawanswers.com for resources to begin having conversations with your parents about their estate plans and end of life wishes.

This guide is a great start for those conversations. If you loved this episode, be sure to check out Dad's Mental Illness, on His Terms and When Helping Leaves You Feeling Bad After.

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Jun 22, 2020
He’s the First to Go to College
00:20:55

Walter’s parents encouraged him to get an education. They didn’t care where, they “just wanted to see the word university or college at the end.” But as the first to go to college, while at an Ivy League school and then law school, Walter struggled to share his experiences — triumphs or frustrations — with them. Our pro this episode talks about experiencing college with our parents at our side.

Our expert in the episode is Sol Cordova, a Licensed Professional Counselor and the owner of Mind & Sol Therapy in Austin, Texas. A first generation college graduate herself, she spends her time focusing on first generation Americans as the transition into college and the early career space. 

Check out Sol's Mind & Sol Therapy If you loved this episode, be sure to check out Struggling to Become More than a Dutiful Daughter and How to Get Help When You're the Designated Translator.

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Jun 15, 2020
Dad’s Mental Illness, on His Terms
00:20:22

Kenia's dad was always the life of the party. But then he became moody and confrontational. Small disagreements would turn into big fights. There were a lot of highs and lows. Kenia worked hard to understand his diagnosis and meet him on his own terms. And a therapist teaches us how to notice if a family member is struggling with their mental health.

Our expert, Blanca E Amaya is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides psychotherapy in English and Spanish. She owns her own practice, Amaya Counseling in Pasadena, California. 

Check out Amaya Counseling. And if you loved this episode, be sure to listen to When's the Time to Write a Will? and Papí and I Don't Talk, We Argue.

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Jun 08, 2020
Struggling to Become More than a Dutiful Daughter
00:20:19

Merk's parents have always been her biggest cheerleaders. They've always encouraged her to take the life they've given her and transform it into something of her own. But since moving out on her own, she worries that she won't develop her own identity beyond the "dutiful daughter" she feels pressure to be.

Our expert, Sara Stanizai (she/her) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the owner of Prospect Therapy, an LGBTQ+ affirming therapy practice based in Long Beach, CA. A queer, first-gen American herself, one of Sara's clinical specialties is working with other first-generation, bicultural, and immigrant Americans around issues of identity, and reconciling their place within two or more cultures. 

Check out Prospect Therapy here. If you loved this episode, be sure to check out He's the First to Go to College and How to Get Help When You're the Designated Translator.

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Jun 01, 2020
Dad Voted for Trump
00:20:22

Adela loves her dad. “He’s a great husband, a great grandfather, and I just would never do anything to jeopardize the relationship,” she says. There’s just one thing: he voted for Trump because of where he stands on Israel. And now she’s wrestling with her abiding love for him and the political rift it may cause in the family.

Our expert, Victoria Defrancesco Soto, is a political scientist and the assistant dean of civic engagement at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. She is also a contributor for MSNBC. 

You can check out Victoria's research at her website. If you loved this episode, be sure to check out Papí and I Don't Talk, We Argue and Trying to Warn Mom about COVID-19 from Afar.

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May 23, 2020
Trying to Warn Mom about COVID-19 from Afar
00:20:24

Lory lives in Paris, where COVID-19 shut down the city of lights as the pandemic ravaged Europe. Her mom lives in New York, which weeks after Paris went on lockdown would become the American epicenter. But Lori could not convince her mother to take, what she believed, were necessary precautions.

Our expert, Dr. Pam Thompson, is a psychologist, professional life coach and the author of "Surviving Mama,"  a book that focuses on mothers and adult daughters. She joins the podcast to break down what makes a successful mother-daughter relationship. She practices in Atlanta, Georgia. You can find out more about Dr. Thompson and her practice by visiting her website.

You can find out more about Dr. Thompson and her practice by visiting her website. If you loved this episode, be sure to check out Parents Might Be Spreading Fake News and Dad Voted for Trump

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May 16, 2020
Parents Might Be Spreading Fake News
00:20:00

Casey’s parents both work in healthcare, but that does not always keep them from believing and sometimes sharing false information whose sources are dubious at best. A pro helps us understand the challenges inherent in this situation and work through tools to empower our loved ones.

Our expert, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, is the director of Executive Director of the National Association for Media Literacy Education. She joins the podcast to talk about helping your family members to feel empowered in finding solid, reputable news sources and sharing the information they learn.

You can visit Michelle's organization's website, or follow them on Twitter @MediaLiteracyEd. If you loved this episode, be sure to check out Dad Voted for Trump and Mom Drove into NYC Amid the COVID-19 Crisis.

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May 09, 2020
Mom Drove into NYC Amid the COVID-19 Crisis
00:20:20

Sandra Morales’ mom made a life-threatening decision as COVID-19 escalated in New York City. Family therapist Evelyn Hernandez Brown listens in and helps us with setting boundaries, adjusting expectations, and the work that follows in the “repair” phase.

Our expert, Evelynn Hernandez-Brown, is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Oakland, California. She specializes in culturally responsible therapy methods for adults. She joins the podcast to talk about better ways to communicate with a loved one when you are feeling overwhelmed and frustrated.

You can visit Evelynn's website to learn more about her practice. If you loved this episode, be sure to check out Trying to Warn Mom about COVID-19 from Afar and When Helping Leaves You Feeling Bad After.

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May 02, 2020
Welcome to How to Talk to [Mamí & Papí] About Anything
00:01:30

We're a show about family — about how to talk with the people you love when you feel like you. just. can't. Every week, I’ll talk to an adult child of immigrant parents who’s having a hard time broaching a taboo subject, feeling not heard or understood, AND ready to try something NEW. No subject is off limits.  Raising children, coming out, religion... We’re going to get into it.

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Apr 24, 2020