In The Community
Whichever podcast genre you are into, we made a list of Latinx podcasts worth checking out. The list has several podcasts with various topics if you’re looking to learn something, stay entertained, or get inspired.
LOUD: The History of Reggaeton
This new Spotify podcast has got to be one of our favorites. Ivy Queen gives us a crash course in each episode on the history of Reggeaton. “LOUD” dives into the origins of perreo, historic movements behind this genre, and features many artists who have redefined and contributed to reggaeton.
Yeah No, I’m Not Ok
The Latinx community is very aware of the stigmas attached to mental health issues within our culture. Actress Diane Guerrero started this podcast to get others to open up and talk about this topic that affects so many. Guerrero and other celebrities of color explore issues like body image, anxiety, depression, and addictions. A Latina with a platform whose podcast is solely about mental health, what is there not to love about this?
Cafe con Pam
A bilingual podcast where the Latinx community and people of color join Pam Covarrubias and speak on different topics in each episode. Examples that are close to our hearts are immigration status, healing our inner child, and rewriting our narratives.
The feminist Latina podcast you didn’t know you needed. Diosa Femme and Mala Munoz are two Latinas who are killing it. Brujeria, pop culture, dancing, chisme, art, you name it, this duo has talked about it. This relatable and entertaining podcast is one you don’t want to miss.
Marginalized QTBIPOC stories often are focused on trauma and unhappiness, but Gabby Rivera is changing that. She is starting a joy revolution with this podcast. Rivera is a queer Puerto Rican storyteller that created “Joy Uprising” to show there is still joy despite every hardship the community faces. Every episode, she asks every guest, “what brings you joy?” and we get to hear different stories being celebrated.
Dr. Jeniree Flores Delgado started a podcast where Latinx Professionals can give career advice, wisdom, tips, support, and encouragement. The Latinx community must see that they are our future doctors, scientists, astronauts, and whatnot. This podcast encourages us, Si Se Puede!
The Latina Mom Legacy
Mamas also deserve a podcast to help them through parenthood. This podcast, created by Colombian American mother Janny Perez, helps mothers navigate raising bicultural children, provides advice, and tackles many other subjects. Mamas do not need to know everything, which is why podcasts like “Latina Mom Legacy” are so important.
Now that the global pandemic made TikTok dances an official thing we decided to spend some (even more) time scrolling through to find the best newly minted Latina creators.
We found 7 Latina creators who are inspiring our two left feet (yes, not all Latinas were born with rhythm). Dancing, or the attempting thereof, has all kinds of added health benefits. From decreasing your blood pressure to improving your mental health, we should be dancing, like ahora mismo.
Still dancing @tracy.oj 😝
@_javieriitta’s vibes always put us in a good mood. She’s a Chilean Youtuber and model that has already racked up 12.1M likes on her page! Check her out.
@ferchugimenez has moves, we seriously couldn't stop scrolling through her page, wishing we could move like that :’( . With an impressive 36.7M likes so far, this Uruguayan is seriously kicking ass right now.
where are my Latinos at
@reallyemely made us literally laugh out loud more than once while we were creeping on her feed and like that wasn’t enough she can also dance.
#salsatutorial #stepsongrid #foryoupage #latindance
@stepsongrid are absolute queens for this tutorial (we needed it) and if you scroll down these sisters have one for almost any Latinx dance style that you can think of.
Ok. 1 tiktok no me lo borres. 2. Se me rompió la blusa. 3. Gracias insta por verificarme. 4 los amo 💙 #LA #xyzbca #fyp
@jimena.jimenezr became a TikTok star back in 2019, thanks to her amazing dances and hilarious content. This incredible Mexican creator has a whooping 1.6 Billion likes. Yep :O!
Wanna dance with me? Okaaaay! 🥰 #latina #dancing #happy #goodvibes #salsa
@mikaelamonetofficial As her bio states, “Welcome to the good vibes club” her account is full of dances to get your body moving and embrace your sensuality in no time.
I got nervous @etienneortega 😂😂 #dance #fyp #latina #latino #latinx
Do you guys remember Bring It On: All or Nothing? It's a must-watch! And if you do, you probably remember the talented @franciaraisa. Finding her on TikTok filled us with serious nostalgia. Not to be cheesy, but she still brings it on. ;)
I swear Latinx talent on TikTok is endless. We are so happy to see the community thriving on this platform. Please, let us know who else we should add, we will happily go look at their feed, we clearly love mindlessly scrolling through our FYP.
Lido Pimienta’s Music: A Love Letter to Black and Afro-Latinas and a Middle Finger to Whitewashed Standards
We’ve covered Pimienta’s activist work, and we’ve even mentioned her in a couple of playlists and recommendations but what we haven’t discussed is why her work is so important to our community. Racism isn’t a new thing, but certainly, it isn’t talked about enough in the Latinx community. Her hit album Miss Colombia is like a love letter, but not so romantic, and a big fuck you to whitewashed standards.
Lido is a Black Colombian woman of African and Indigenous Wayuu descent who has used her roots to create music that reflects her relationship with her identity and how the world perceives her. Her last album is, in a way, a love letter to Colombia and how she found her own feelings and experiences with a different eye after moving to Canada.
Each song depicts different shades of the Afro-Colombian experience; the pain that is rooted in women, how much they carry, and how strong they are. She touches on how your perception of beauty changes once you start decolonizing your perception, and how even though the Latinx community is diverse, we still struggle with discrimination. She even sheds a light on talented musicians who harmonized with Afro sounds proudly.
Her visuals are a reflection of all her heritage has left her – bright colors, loud dresses and big braids scream “I’m proud of who I am and what makes me, me”. Pimiento chooses each piece to ensure her cultural background is represented; she knows that living in her own skin is its own fight and walks proudly.
Her work brings much-needed representation for Black and Afro-Latinas who are often overlooked. She shows all the rage there is, all the racism she’s lived, and all that Colombia lacked to give her as a woman of color. It’s music to the ears and the souls of all who have hated themselves hated what their country did to them, and want to own who they are.
Pimiento’s latest Album Miss Colombia is available for purchase and download at Lido Pimienta – Miss Colombia (ffm.to)