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Be a Guest Writer on Basic Brown Nerds!

Be a Guest Writer on Basic Brown Nerds!

Thank you for your interest in becoming a guest writer for BasicBrownNerds.com Blog launching 2019! Who is a Basic Brown Nerd? Our audience is the basic brown nerds, the ones that have been called coconuts for talking /acting “white” but hold deep reverence and love […]

Teaser: Mercadito Navideño empowering communities!

Teaser: Mercadito Navideño empowering communities!

BAM! Surprise – WE BACK – briefly to tell you about Mercadito Navideno : WHY WE WANT YOU TO SHOP CONSCIOUSLY this season! If you’re in Poughkeepsie, New York December 10th, 2018 10AM – 5PM come to Mercadito Navideño. http://bit.ly/MercaditoNavideno come shop from dope Vendors […]

Ep.14 End Of Season 1

Ep.14 End Of Season 1

Joy and Grecia wrap up season one of the podcast. They talk about their summer and their upcoming plans. You can keep up with them during their break by following them on Instagram @parttimeexploradora and the @the_next_hemingüey

Ep. 13 Danyeli

Ep. 13 Danyeli

This week Joy and Grecia talk with Danyeli Rodriguez Del Orbe. Danyeli (IG: afrodomincanxthings) is a Bronx-based Dominican poet that writes about growing up afro-latinx, Dominican, undocummented, and avoiding dusty men. We discuss her move to LA, she warns us about Dominican men, and gives […]

Ep. 12 Niko

Ep. 12 Niko

This week Joy and Grecia talk with their friend NIko. Niko is Basic Brown Nerd that likes to dissect chisme intellectually while drinking mate or pumpkin spice lattes. They talk about World Cup and Mexican fans burning the Salvadoran flag, bad sex, and church retreats.

Ep. 11 Listeners’ Episode P2

Ep. 11 Listeners’ Episode P2

We pick up right where we left off and finish answering listener questions while being a little too “happy” . . . oops!

We’re answering a bit more about our dating history, what being a white ally means, the “extra” woke people, navigating academia, and learning a bit more about each other.

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Ep. 10 Listener Episode P1

Ep. 10 Listener Episode P1

This is our listener episode. We briefly talk about Anthony Bourdain and then answer some of your questions! Look out for Part 2 for the rest! 

Ep. 9 – “Man’s Perspective”

Ep. 9 – “Man’s Perspective”

This week, we address the men that keep asking us to give the man’s perspective. We also talk about Royal Wedding, why we do what we want, and we drop a lot of F-Bombs in the process.  

Episode 8: Meet Monica -A Professional Hypewoman

Episode 8: Meet Monica -A Professional Hypewoman

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, or as we call it the tinder for friends where you can use the internet to find your tribe. While she was visiting she took NYC by storm! Bringing her #FridayDanceParty and letting us join in on the streets of NYC doing the #MonicaChallenge.

She is what I like to call a professional hype woman. Always there to hype up and supports latinx creators on and off the ‘gram.  She doesn’t just post online talking about human rights but goes out and does the work.  In addition to her day job, she is a  published writer and self-identified Femme Pansona. Listen in on this amazing human’s story, how our friendship has flourished, and convo with us!  Find her dance parties  & slide into her DMs on Instagram as @MonicaYFotos.

PS: Monica takes out the trash for us this week — women can be trash too (don’t be that girl)!

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Gracias for Joining us Monica! PPS: This from our photoshoot in bushwick

PS#2 wait … we have proof of the dance parties I’m not even kidding, she took NYC BY STORM!

It started when two of my friends @CarolinxCastrx and Monica met up IRL dancing in Colombia University, disrupting.

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Continued to Times Square where Monica played some Princess Nokia #IllegalsInTimesOfCrisis are #Undocumented&Unafraid

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turned into a SELENA fest on our night out in brooklyn with our instagram turned IRL  friends

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and ended with some Dembow in the streets

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Thank you Monica for bringing us so much joy and embracing all that we are <3

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Ep.7 – Setting Boundaries

Ep.7 – Setting Boundaries

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. […]