Posts By: Joy Val

  • Decolinize, Feminism, Podcast Episodes

    Episode 8: Meet Monica -A Professional Hypewoman

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    On Basic Brown Nerds episode 8, we are introducing Basic Brown Nerds to Monica! So who is Monica? Monica (she/her/hers) is an undocumented DACA recipient and works as a social worker in Sacramento, CA. She loves to travel and write/rant about social justice on and off social media. Our brown girl friendship began off of Instagram,… Read more »

  • Feminism, Mental Health

    Ep.7 – Setting Boundaries

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    This week we talk boundaries! Boundaries are a form of self-care. We talk about how to set them with strangers, friends, and even our families. Even how we navigate this growing up in a latinx family. It’s so important to communicate our boundaries in relationships. We’re also saying NO! to the Tias and Fam that… Read more »

  • Mental Health, Podcast Episodes

    Ep.6 – Mental Health Check – In

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    This week Joy and Grecia have a Mental Health Check-In. They discuss some of their coping mechanisms, being aware of their symptoms, and how they’re trying to get their lives together

  • Decolinize, Mental Health

    Ep.5 Mimosa Rant

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    This week Joy and Grecia talk about traditions, religions, quinciañeras, some Latinx history all while drinking some mimosas.

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    Ep. 4 ¿Y El Novio?

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      This episode is for everyone that has ever had to hear the phrase “¿Y el novio?”. This week Joy and Grecia talk about being single, Latina, and career oriented and how their families have reacted to this through the years. Joy starts a new segment called Taking Out the Trash.   For all our… Read more »

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    Ep.3 – Latinx NYC Meet up & Review of Latin History for Morons

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    Where else you can listen, cause we are EVERYWHERE! This week, Joy and Grecia talk about the Latinx NYC Meetup and disrupting the spaces on Broadway and Brunch. Along with their thoughts on John Leguizamo’s one-manshow “Latin History for Morons.”  Touching about African erasure & homophobia in Latinx history and teaser to Juana Inez de… Read more »

  • Feminism, Podcast Episodes

    Episode 2 – Men are Trash!

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    Joy and Grecia make their argument of why men are trash, how to rise above and be the compost of the man world, and they discuss their experiences with trash men and not so trash men. Warning: May not be suited for fragile male egos.

  • Mental Health, Podcast Episodes

    Episode 1 – Let’s talk about Mental Health

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    In Episode 1, Joy and Grecia talk seasonal depression, anxiety, and the taboos of mental health issues in the latinx community. Winter is here and season depression is common during this time. We open up about our battles with mental illness, how we’ve handled it day to day, and dealing with the taboos that come… Read more »