This episode focuses on Cinco de Mayo and its historical background as the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Betsy also answers the questions, what does it celebrate? Why do people celebrate in the US but not in Mexico? How can Cinco de Mayo be offensive towards Mexicans and other hispanic/latino communities? Betsy also provides examples on how to be respectful during the celebratory day and after. Tune in!
The Brown Sheep
In this episode, Betsy talks about the defining characteristics of a Latinx woman and how pushing for one sole definition can be really damaging for many. It can lead to decreased feelings of self-worth and insecurities to rise. She shares some of her insecurities and why they are prevalent in her life. Join Betsy as she tackles the difficulties of being a daughter of immigrant parents and not always finding the right spot to fit into.
In this episode, host Betsy explores the history and definition of the spicy latina trope as well as providing some examples of those we see in contemporary media. She also dives into the issues behind the trope and why it can be so damaging to young latina women finding misrepresentation in the popular media they consume.