Creating Clothes For Mass Production with JCP Designers Gabriella Corza & Zahira Rodriguez
On this Episode of Unrepresented JCPenney Designers Gabriella Corza & Zahira Rodriguez give us an exclusive look on what it was like designing for the Hispanic Heritage Month line, how designing for mass production differs from designing for oneself, and their favorite things they’ve gotten to design.
November 17, 2022
The Importance of Having Women In Tech With Cirrus Logic Project Manager Claudia Medina
On this Episode of Unrepresented, host Camila Dejesus sits down with Cirrus Logic Project Manager Claudia Medina to discuss what it's really like being a Women In Tech, how Cirrus Logic created a supportive environment for Latinas, and why she wants to encourage girls to become engineers!
November 03, 2022
How Representation Affects Criminal Justice with Travis County Judge-Elect Denise Hernandez
On this Episode of Unrepresented, Latinitas content producer, Frankie Alaniz has a conversation with Denise Hernandez. Denise is the recent Judge-Elect for Travis County Court at Law #6. Tune in as they discuss how Denise got into practicing law, her experience running for public office, and why representation matters in the courtroom. Hosted by Frankie Alaniz Edited by Frankie Alaniz Music by Jordan Lacky
October 19, 2022
Being A Woman in Tech at Dell With Founder of Encendido & STEAM IGNITE's Magda Sanchez
This week on Unrepresented, host Camila Dejesus sits down with Latinitas Start Up Conference Keynote Speaker Magda Sanchez to discuss what it's like being a Woman in Tech. We touch on some of Magda's incredible accomplishments like founding STEAM IGNITE and Encendido, being an executive producer of an upcoming documentary, and why she believes the arts hold such value in STEM. Hosted by Camila Dejesus Edited by Frankie Alaniz Music by Jordan Lacky
October 05, 2022
Discussing JCPenney's Hispanic Heritage Month Collection with Designer Pamela Velez
This week on Unrepresented, we are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, by sitting down with JCPenney’s Senior Designer, Pamela Velez. Tune in as Camila Dejesus and Pamela discuss what it was like working on JCP’s new Hispanic Heritage Month collection, how Pamela became a fashion designer, and what advice she has for any girls who are looking to do the same! Hosted by Camila Dejesus Edited by Frankie Alaniz Music by Jordan Lacky
September 21, 2022
The Reality of Abortion Care with Houston Women’s Clinic’s Priscilla Hernandez
This week on Unrepresented, we kick off season 3 by welcoming Priscilla Hernandez. Priscilla is the former Director of Nursing at Houston Woman's Clinic. Tune in as she sits down with Latinitas Magazine writer Camila Dejesus to talk about the overturning of Roe v. Wade and how it has affected her job, as well as common misconceptions of abortion care, and the future effects the overturning will have. Links: National Abortion Federation: https://prochoice.org/ National Network of Abortion Funds: https://abortionfunds.org/ https://www.ineedana.com/ rtionfinder.org New Yorker Article: https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/roes-final-hours-in-one-of-americas-largest-abortion-clinics Hosted by Camila Dejesus Edited by Frankie Alaniz Music by Jordan Lacky
September 07, 2022
Being an Epidemologist During a Pandemic with Dr. Diana Martinez
This week on Unrepresented, Founding CEO Laura Donnelly interviews Texas' Deputy State Epidemiologist Dr. Diana Martinez on what it has been like being an epidemiologist throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. They discuss how Dr. Martinez found herself in such a successful position, what it was like working in New York when the pandemic began, and how she's continuing her journey in Texas.
July 20, 2022
Pop Culture Vultures: From Heartstoppers To The L Word, A Tour of LGBTQ+ Representation
This week on the Unrepresented series Pop Culture Vultures, Founding CEO Laura Donnelly is joined by Content Producer Frankie Alaniz and Magazine Writer Camila Dejesus to discuss our favorite, and least favorite, LGBTQ+ Representation. We take a tour on some classic shows from The L Word, all the way to new shows like Heartstoppers!
June 30, 2022
The Trials & Tribulations of Being a Girl Punk Band with Transy Warhol
This week on Unrepresented Magazine Writer Camila Dejesus and Content Producer Frankie Alaniz celebrate pride with queer band Transy Warhol. We talk about what messages they’re trying to convey with their music, Where they got their incredible stage presence, and the crazy story about how they all met!
June 24, 2022
Celebrating Pride Month with Athlete & Advocate Angel Joy Flores
This week on Unrepresented Magazine Writer Camila Dejesus and Content Producer Frankie Alaniz celebrate pride with Queer Eye's Angel Joy Flores. We discuss her deep love for athletics, how it was sharing her story on such a large platform, and how her Hispanic background affected her gender identity.
June 16, 2022
Unrepresented: A Conversation With Arts Honoree Reji Thomas
In this mini-episode of Unrepresented, Magazine Writer Camila Dejesus sits down with the Purple Party Gala's Arts Honoree Reji Thomas to discuss her passion for glass art, that casual time she was commissioned to create gifts for the President of Mexico AND Queen of England, and how her culture has influenced her work.
June 08, 2022
Unrepresented: A Conversation With Public Leadership Honoree Alice Ming Fei Yi
In this mini-episode of Unrepresented, Magazine Writer Camila Dejesus sits down with the Purple Party Gala's Leadership Honoree Alice Ming Fei Yi to discuss her life story as a Chinese woman who immigrated in the 80s, how Asian representation has evolved in the political field, and how young people can (and should) get involved in politics.
June 08, 2022
Unrepresented: A Conversation With Media Honoree Gloria Pennington
In this mini-episode of Unrepresented, Magazine Writer Camila Dejesus sits down with the Purple Party Gala's Media Honoree Gloria Pennington to discuss how she fell into a career in television, her best advice she has for young Latinas trying to break into the business, and her secret to "positive aging".
June 08, 2022
Unrepresented: A Conversation With Technology Honoree Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette
In this mini-episode of Unrepresented, Magazine Writer Camila Dejesus sits down with the Purple Party Gala's Technology Honoree Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette to talk about what courage means to her, the types of challenges she's faced as a black woman in a male dominated field, and the best (and worst) advice she's ever received.
June 08, 2022
Pop Culture Vultures: Light At The End of The Representation Tunnel
This week on Unrepresented, the Pop Culture Vultures, Latinitas founding CEO Laura Donnelly, Magazine Writer Camilia Dejesus, and Content Producer Frankie Alaniz, continue their discussion on representation through media. Listen as they discuss how shows like Bel-Air, Abbott Elementry, and Lizzo's show, Watch out for the Big Girls are turning the dial up on representation.
June 01, 2022
Startup Chica Live! Episode 5
In this final mini-episode of Unrepresented, Latinitas Founder and CEO sits down with Nadia Kahn Roberts. Nadia is the founder of Mirror of Languages and Startup Chica Parent. Here they speak about entrepreneurship and the experience and ideas that were created at Startup Chica!
May 19, 2022
Startup Chica LIVE!: Episode 4
In this mini-episode of Unrepresented, Laura Donnelly, Latinitas founding CEO, sits down with Reza Cristián, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of SUSTAIN the Mag. Listen as they talk about sustainability in business, media, and BIPOC communities, why it's important to teach sustainability to younger generations, and a little bit about her experience at Startup Chica!
May 17, 2022
Startup Chica LIVE! Episode 3
In this mini-episode of Unrepresented, Laura Donnelly, Latinitas founder and CEO, speaks with Gabriela Bucio, founder of Gabriela's Group. Gabriela is a restauranteur, owning and operating many Austin favorites like Taquero Mucho and Revival Coffee. She discusses her story and what led her to own her own business. Why she thinks it's important to share her story, and how she stays motivated.
May 12, 2022
Startup Chica Live! Episode 2
In this mini-episode of Unrepresented, Laura Donnelly, Latinitas founding CEO, speaks with Allen Bowers. Allen is a member of the Startup Chica committee and Transformation Director at Dell. Listen in as they discuss how Allen discovered Latinitas, The importance of STEM education and programs, and seeing the impact of Startup Chica!
May 10, 2022
Startup Chica LIVE! Episode 1
In this mini-episode of Unrepresented, founding CEO Laura sits down with Melissa Berendzen during Latinitas Startup Chica last February. Melissa served as a mentor at our last Startup chica conference. Here she speaks with Laura about why she decided to serve the Chicas, what she hopes the students take away from the experience, and some of the ideas her team came up with!
May 06, 2022
An Inside Look On Working For A Nonprofit With The Latinitas Interns
This week on the Unrepresented podcast Content Production Intern Camila Dejesus is joined by the rest of the Spring 2022 Latinitas Interns* for a behind-the-scenes look at the nonprofit. The group dives into how each intern got in touch with the organization and discusses the importance of each specific internship. *Graphic Design Intern Giselle Flores, Communications Intern Julio Garza, Editorial Intern Anna Martinez, & Public Relations Intern Zanthe De La Rosa
April 29, 2022
Unrepresented: Culture Vultures on Euphoria & Sex in the City Pt.2
This week on the Unrepresented podcast's new series Pop Culture Vultures, Founding CEO Laura Donnelly is joined by Content Producer Frankie Alaniz and Camila Dejesus to continue their discussion on representation in media. Diving further into what makes good representation, what we wish to see on screen, and the things we want to see less of.
April 22, 2022
Unrepresented: Pop Culture Vultures on Euphoria & Sex and The City Pt. 1
This week on Unrepresented by Latinitas, Founding CEO Laura Donnelly is joined by Content Producer Frankie Alaniz and Camila Dejesus in a new series, Pop Culture Vultures. In part 1 of the lengthy discussion, the trio talks about the representation, or lack thereof, in Sex And The City, the controversial reboot, and Euphoria's natural approach to representation.
April 18, 2022
Tips to Combat COVID Vaccine Anxiety & Disinformation: Diana Anzaldua, LMSW
This week on Unrepresented by Latinitas, Co-founding CEO Laura Donnelly sits down with Diana Anzaldua, Founder of Austin Trauma Therapy. Take a listen, as they take a deep dive into the cultural stigmas that surround mental and physical health, and the correlation between rising anxiety and the rise and fall of the coronavirus. Hosted by Laura Donnelly Edited by Frankie Alaniz Music by Jordan Lackey
April 01, 2022
The Importance of Bilingual Education with Jennifer Harrell
This week on Unrepresented by Latinitas, Programs Director Liliana Cortez speaks with Jennifer Harrell on the importance of bilingual education. Jennifer has served as a Dual Language Instructional Coach, is currently a Dual Language Interventionist at Blue Bonnet Elementary, and holds a Bachelors and Masters in Bilingual Education. Tune in as they discuss Jennifer's educational journey, and the ways learning multiple languages can benefit your children. Hosted by Liliana Cortez Edited by Camila Dejesus Music by Jordan Lackey
March 17, 2022
"Tail" of Two Cities: Austin’s BIPOC Nonprofits “Bark” about Austin Philanthropy
This week on Unrepresented by Latinitas, Founding CEO Laura Donnelly sits down with Cristina Garza, Executive Director of Avance-Austin - a non-profit education program focused on delivering services regarding poverty alleviation, child abuse prevention, education success, and the overall well-being of families. Listen as they explore the disproportionate giving of I Live Here, I Give Here’s one-day event - Amplify Austin - The immediate gratification and gamification of giving, and how Avance-Austin has combated roadblocks in fundraising. Hosted by Laura Donnelly Edited by Frankie Alaniz Music by Jordan Lackey
March 01, 2022
Celebrating International Day of Woman and Girls in Science with Karla Arellano
This week on Unrepresented by Latinitas, Programs Director Liliana Cortez speaks with Dr. Karla Arellano in celebration of The International Day of Woman and Girls in Science. Karla is an Astronomer currently obtaining her postdocturate at The University of Texas in Austin. Tune in as they discuss Karla's career & passions, the importance of diversity in STEAM, and her advice to young woman interested in STEAM. Hosted by Liliana Cortez Edited by Frankie Alaniz Music by Jordan Lackey
February 11, 2022
El Gallo Canto Pero La Gallina Pone Los Huevos: State Representative Candidate Lulu Flores Shares Her History of Working for Democracy Behind the Scenes
This week on Unrepresented by Latinitas, Founding CEO Laura Donnelly sits down with Maria Luisa "Lulu" Flores, candidate for House District 51 for the Texas Legislature. Laura and Lulu discuss the importance of Latina representation in positions of power, the importance of mentoring, and explore Lulu's career and passion for public leadership. Hosted by Laura Donnelly Edited by Frankie Alaniz Music by Jordan Lackey
January 19, 2022
Beatriz with Krystal Frame on Sustainability in Entrepreneurship
Join us on this week's episode as Latinitas Program Coordinator, Beatriz Castillo sits down with Krystal Frame, Founder of Sustain Frame to take a deep dive into the importance of sustainability not only in businesses but also in everyday life. Hosted by Beatriz Castillo Edited by Frankie Alaniz Music by Jordan Lackey
December 15, 2021
Sylvia with Adriana Velasco on Innovation and Representation at Mattel
Join Latinitas Deputy Executive Director, Sylvia Butanda as she sits down with Adriana Velasco, Director of US Marketing at Mattel to discuss the Barbie Dream Gap Project and Innovation and Representation at Barbie. Hosted by Sylvia Butanda Edited by Frankie Alaniz Music by Jordan Lacky
December 08, 2021
Ariane With Mo Khan on Underrepresentation of BIPOC Within Coding & Tech
This week, Latinitas Program Coordinator, Ariane Stier, sits down with Mo Khan, Senior Software Engineer at Github to discuss Latinitas advanced coding certification program Code Chica ++ and the importance of representations in coding and tech. Hosted by Ariane Stier Edited by Frankie Alaniz Music by Jordan Lacky
December 01, 2021
Putting the A in Stem With Laura & Sylvia
This week, Latinitas founder & CEO, Laura Donnelly, and Deputy Executive Director, Sylvia Butanda, take a deep dive into STEAM vs STEM, and how the integration of the arts in science is just as important as its counterparts. This episode is sponsored by Cirrus Logic. Hosted by Laura Donnelly & Sylvia Butanda Edited by Frankie Alaniz Music by Jordan Lacky
November 17, 2021
Unrepresented Halloween Special: Spooky Stories
In honor of Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos, Laura Donnelly, Latinitas CEO and Founder sat down with our Communications Manager, Christina Castro, to discuss cultural folklore, legends, and exchange personal spooky stories and encounters. Hosted by Laura Donnelly & Christina Castro Edited by Frankie Alaniz Music by Jordan Lacky
October 29, 2021
20 Questions with: Rheisha Shol
Join Latinitas contributors Marisol Acuna and Nina Martinez as they sit down and ask 20 Questions With Rheisha Shol, a multi-faceted creative who is advocating for inclusivity in media. She is a Mid-Market Account Executive at Oracle NetSuite and serves on the Board for Oracle Women in Leadership Austin. Additionally, Rheisha is the founder of Rhee TV, a media network prioritizing collaboration over competition.
October 22, 2021
Sylvia with Amanda Zamora on Representation in Media
Imagine a news organization that shares current events in a way that prioritizes representation in politics, policy journalism and newsroom leadership and was created to empower women, women of color and the LGBTQ+ community with the information, resources and community we need to be equal participants in our democracy. This ground breaking organization is The 19th News. On this episode, Latinitas Deputy Executive Director, Sylvia Butanda, speaks with Amanda Zamora, Co-Founder and Publisher of The 19th. Hosted by Sylvia Butanda Edited by Frankie Alaniz Music by Jordan Lacky
October 06, 2021
20 Questions With: Natalia Dalton Salazar
Join Latinitas Contributor Raven Garza as she sits down and asks 20 Questions With Natalia Dalton Salazar, a co-founder and the social media manager of Saucy Lips, her family’s Hispanic, female-founded business specializing in healthy, gourmet savory sauces and hot sauces.
September 24, 2021
Mindful Nutrition with Maria Mendoza
For anyone that has gone on a wellness journey to eat healthy and be active, misinformation and misconceptions about dieting and general diet culture is rampant. From eating habits that start when we're children to our mindsets around certain types of food to what is considered a "superfood", healthy living and eating is not a one size fits all approach. On this episode, Latinitas Deputy Executive Director, Sylvia Butanda, speaks with Maria Mendoza, registered and licensed dietitian in Central Texas where she primarily works with those who struggle with eating disorders and disordered eating as well as those that have decided to permanently leave diets behind them and advocates for Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size®.
September 10, 2021
20 Questions With: Carlos Alfredo Jr.
Welcome to a special episode of Unrepresented. We’re so excited to be collaborating with our Magazine podcast: 20 Questions With. You guessed it - we’ll be asking today's guest a total of 20 questions. Both Unrepresented and 20 Questions With explore themes such as equality and equity told through the lens of the individuals out in the front lines of change. With that said, join Latinitas Contributor Angelique Hechavarria as she sits down and asks 20 Questions With Carlos Alfredo Jr. Carlos is a breakthrough actor and musician and stars in the Netflix biographical drama Selena: The Series. Carlos portrays Joe Ojeda, who is the original keyboardist of Selena y Los Dinos - which allowed Carlos to showcase his musical talent. Before landing the role of Selena: The Series, Carlos obtained a degree in animation and visual effects, ultimately leading him into the world of acting.
August 27, 2021
Black and Brown Communities Working Together
In its 100 year history Austin, TX welcomes this year just it's 3rd African American woman and 2nd Latina to its City Council and the two have been in the trenches during 2020 and 2021's most challenging moments. Whether its protecting city essential workers during the Coronavirus epidemic, who are predomniantly Black and Brown and were 53% of deaths in the city since it's start last year or it's setting up food, water and other supply stations for those impacted by Texas's electric shutdown during an ice storm this Spring. The two have a history of community advocacy and are eager to see better collaborations between Austin's Black and LatinX leadership - starting with themselves.
June 03, 2021
A Conversation with Congressman Lloyd Doggett
On this episode of Unrepresented by Latinitas, our founding CEO Laura Donnelly sits down with Congressman Lloyd Doggett, a member of the Democratic Party. He has represented a district based in his hometown, Austin, since 1995, currently numbered as Texas's 35th congressional district. Laura and Congressman Doggett discuss representation in politics, changes he has seen over the past few years, and the importance of participating in the civic process.
January 07, 2021
A Conversation with Hergit Llenas
On this episode of Unrepresented by Latinitas, our Deputy Executive Director Sylvia Butanda sits down with Hergit Penzo Llenas, aka CoCo, the Director of Latino Outreach at the American Federation of Children. From rebuilding public education programs while working for the Public Education Foundation (PEF) and serving as a grant writer for the Make A Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada, Coco has been at the for front of grassroots family outreach throughout her career. We explore Coco's passion for education and discuss why representation matters in a space as crucial as education.
October 27, 2020
The Digital Divide
On this episode of Unrepresented by Latinitas, we talk with Kami Griffiths, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Community Tech Network. We discuss Austin’s digital inequity gap, and current solutions that are being implemented to bridge the digital divide. Focusing on how students, families, and their loved ones are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and what is being done on the frontlines to help get as many folks online as possible with virtual semester taking place.
October 04, 2020
Let’s Talk Publishing
In this episode, we have two incredibly talented authors, Joshunda Sanders and Natalia Sylvester. Joshunda is an author, journalist & educator whose work has appeared in TIME Magazine, The New York Times, and many more publications. She is the creator & host of a BookTube channel and Black Book Stacks. Natalia Sylvester an author who has won an International Latino Book Award. Her third book, a young adult novel called RUNNING, is a 2020 Junior Library Guild Selection. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, and in various anthologies.
September 01, 2020
Nonprofit Leadership during Covid-19
Welcome to the first episode of Unrepresented by Latinitas. Unrepresented by Latinitas identifies and explores issues of representation in public leadership businesses and nonprofit organizations. We are excited to have Carl Settles from E4 Youth and Johanna Moya Fábregas from Con Mi MADRE to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on our organizations and the communities that we serve. Sit back, relax and join us for the intellectual conversation of three voices fighting for equity through these unprecedented times.
May 18, 2020