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Amplifying the Afro in Afro-Dominican. We on a journey of embracing our blackness as Dominicans - from a place of love and celebration. Please join us on this journey of self-discovery and embracing our blackness.Our podcast will be a platform to explore topics such as hair, Dominican history, Immigration, Colorism, Body Image, Dominican culture in the arts, and more. We will be asking questions like: What is a typical Dominican? Is there one? How can we do more with embracing our blackness? ...
 
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We chat with actor, writer Nabil Vinas about being 1st generation. He talks about his upbringing, connecting to his roots and the language, and how to make a mean mangu! Please rate, subscribe, and review the show. It really makes a difference! We love to hear from you! email us at rocioandmercedes@gmail.com BE A PATREON SUPPORTER www.patreon.com/r…
 
Franceli Chapman-Varela is an Afro-Latina(Dominican) actor, host, writer, and producer. She is a member of 3 guilds; Writers Guild of America, SAG-AFTRA and Actor's Equity. We talk about her journey and how Art is a form of Artivism. Please rate, subscribe, and review the show. It really makes a difference! We love to hear from you! email us at roc…
 
Clarivel Ruiz is the founder of Dominicans love Haitians. We talk about how the organization started, why it's so important, and the Black Doll Movement. GUEST INFO: Instagram: dominicanslovehaitians website: https://www.dominicanslovehaitians.com/ BE A PATREON SUPPORTER www.patreon.com/rocioandmercedes Please rate, subscribe, and review the show! …
 
We talk with Eileen Z. Fuentes about all things Self-Care. She gives us 5 practical tips, shares the importance of rest, and shares her own journey of Self-care. Eileen is a Health educator, community health activist and full-time Clinical Coordinator for breast and gynecologic oncology. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and since then h…
 
Violet Santana and Indhira Santana, two sisters who opened up My Wellness Solutions, a holistic health center in NYC. They chat about sugar addictions, colonics, weight loss, IIN, PCOS, and having a healthy menstrual flow. They share how they got started and their work in the community. GUEST INFO IG: MWSHEALTH WEBSITE: www.mywellnesssoutions.com F…
 
Ramona Cedeno chats with us about financial freedom. We discuss financial planning, steps we can take In our 20s, 30s, 40s, and how to start from this moment forward. Ramona talks about her own journey to financial freedom and owning her own business. Ramona Cedeno is a CPA and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) with over 20 years of experience as …
 
This week Rocio and Mercedes speak with Sherazade Garcia, a Dominican Visual Artist about her family history, influences on her artwork, and how we are all connected as human beings. Scherezade Garcia is an interdisciplinary visual artist born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and based in New York. In her work, she addresses contemporary alleg…
 
Diana López has over 18 years of experience working in the field of social services providing support to adults, children, and their families wearing many hats. Diana has experience in Trauma-informed practice. She has experience providing group therapy and individual counseling. She has served as an advocate and resource for homeless youth and fam…
 
Yessenia has approached 11 out of her 20 years in the hair industry, as a way to help women discover, and maintain their naturally curly, coily, and kinky hair. By providing a safe space, listening to each client’s story, sharing hair education, hair service offerings, and helping them dismantle false beliefs, she is able to create an experience fo…
 
We chat all things Spirituality with Sili Recio. She shares her journey of becoming a Priestess. She answers questions on connecting to our loved ones that have passed, setting up an altar, and the beauty of death. We talk about her amazing children's book: "If Dominican were a Color" and her journey to writing It. Sili has been calling herself a w…
 
Karlos De La Cruz was raised in the Highbridge community of the Bronx, New York, Karlos De La Cruz is a first-generation Dominican American. Born in 1983, Karlos is technically an early millennial who bridged the gap between the days of pagers, payphones, and dial-up internet to the early adaptations the first iphone, Bluetooth, and communication n…
 
Actress, writer, and director Laura Gómez, started her journey in her native country, Dominican Republic and has been making a name for herself in the entertainment industry over the past decade in New York City. She is best known for transforming herself into “Blanca Flores,” on the award-winning NETFLIX hit series Orange is the New Black. Other c…
 
We talk with Genesis Aquino. We discuss the importance of voting, local elections, housing issues, the struggles of running a campaign. Genesis Aquino is an activist committed to gender, economic, and social equality. Genesis Aquino migrated from the Dominican Republic at age 11, and her work in NYC has been focused on healing from and addressing t…
 
Rocio and Mercedes deep dive into Dominican History with Dr. Anthony Stevens-Acevedo. In this episode, talk about the original native people to Hispaniola to today, colonization, Dominican Republic/Haiti's tense relationship, the great migration to the US, and Juan Rodriguez. This episode was produced by: Quinton Cameron, Mercedes Ilarraza, and Roc…
 
Title: Colorism Summary: Rocio and Mercedes talk with writer Claudio Cabrera. In this episode, we talk about Claudio’s writing journey, the effects of Colorism, the importance of self-love, and therapy. Guest info IG: @claudio.e.cabrera Twitter: @CECabrera_ Follow Rocio and Mercedes on Instagram @rocioandmercedes Please rate and review the show! It…
 
Rocio and Mercedes talk to Zenaida Mendez, Director of MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Center. In this episode we talk about Zenaida's early career as a community activist, what we as a community can do now to stay informed and active, and the upcoming presidential and NYC mayoral election. Guest info: IG: zenalaunica4 Twitter: @LaUnicaZeMendez W…
 
Rocio and Mercedes chat with Angela Abreu, the founder, and Executive Director for Dominican Writers. This is an organization solely dedicated to highlighting content that not only promotes the works of Dominican Writers but also provides them with the tools and resources necessary for their development. In this episode, we discuss Angela’s journey…
 
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