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Sazón y Corazón

Sazón y Corazón

By Ayanna Kelly
Where we talk about all things mental health, social justice, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging con sazón y corazón. Ayanna takes you on a ride through conversations with an emphasis on de-stigmatizing mental health, social justice advocacy all with a DEIB lens. Listen to all the things you wish you could have learned sooner to heal sooner. To learn more about Ayanna, check out her website, follow her on Instagram @ayannakelly & @sazonycorazonpod, or follow her on Twitter & Tiktok @ayannaskelly.
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Charla con Charlotte
Managing Director for Poderistas, Charlotte Castillo, joins us in a vulnerable conversation about grief, loss, feeling the feelings and then moving beyond it in the best way we know how. We also discuss how Latinas can use our poder to uplift our community and ultimately get us civically engagement in meaningful ways.  Check out the Poderistas Poder Portal to get info on your state's voting dates, voter ID laws, and how to get involved! 
September 23, 2022
The OG, OG - Oscar Guzman
It's officially the beginning of Latine/x Heritage Month and there is no better way to kick it off than to have Oscar Guzman (they/them/he/his) come to the mic! Oscar tells us about their vulnerable journey through gender identity & Latine heritage all while reminding us we need to eat good and appreciate corgi butts. Connect with Oscar on Twitter @0scarguzman or on their website for professional & social media inquiries. 
September 15, 2022
Healing con Jorge
Jorge Alvarez is a digital strategist, content creator, and speaker focused on normalizing healing conversations for all, black and brown people in particular. Ayanna ugly snot cries in this episode as they both speak on their journeys, how they met, and the healing they're still working on.  Connect with Jorge on Instagram & Tiktok & LinkedIn or visit his website Resources & episode mentions: Flora Mind LatinX Therapy Directory In the living room podcast by Rob de la Rosa Lizbel Ortiz on Instagram & Tiktok Rutgers VPVA  Black Men Heal (offer free therapy) Therapy for Black Girls Open Path Collective (don't need insurance, sliding scale) Call insurance to filter by race, need, etc.
September 09, 2022
Theon Tea Time
*CONTENT WARNING* mentions of suicide THE Theon Freeman joins the mic with Ayanna to discuss emotional journeys, leaning into abundance, and navigating life transitions. Be ready for many gems served with NY pride. Connect with Theon on LinkedIn and on Instagram @theoniusfree & @marriedbythee. 
September 02, 2022
Abenaa Hayes on Health Equity
Abenaa "Abby" Hayes is the Trini sister we all have been searching for. In this episode, Abby discusses how she is advancing health equity in her realm of consulting, her own journey that led her on this path, and her favorite soca recommendations. Connect with Abenaa on LinkedIn & follow her work through her organization Elysee Consulting.  Abenaa's Soca recommendations:  Voice: Far from Finished Kes: Savannah Grass Bunji Garlic: Differentology (Ready for the Road) Machel Montano: Fast Wine Machel Montano: Happiest Man Alive
August 26, 2022
Intersectionality, Identity, & [Dis]abilities w| Zane Landin
Diversability's D-30 Disability Impact List Honoree, Zane Landin joins the conversation on today's episode and we are not holding back! We're diving into identities, intersectionality, and disabilities. All while being vulnerable ourselves.  Connect with Zane Landin on LinkedIn & Instagram  Read Zane's magazine! Positive Vibes Magazine (@positivevibesmag) JED Foundation Active Minds Born This Way Foundation Demystifying Disability: What to know, what to say, & how to be an ally by Emily Ladau
August 19, 2022
La Ley con Ale [Law w|Ale]
Fellow Poderistas Power Squad member, Alessandra Cartagena, joins Ayanna in today's episode. They talk about growing up as Latinas, navigating their mental health journey, changing big systems, politics, and keep it real the whole damn time. You can follow Alessandra on instagram: @alessandraaa_amc. Get involved in your community! Explore @Poderistas' new Poder Portal to find resources on how to use your voice, take action, and harness your poder. 
August 12, 2022
Imagination w| Imani
Imani Butler is a UX designer who has a passion for learning about the challenges other communities face, mental health, and advocating for anyone and everyone through her imagination, designs, and speaking up. You can connect with Imani on LinkedIn to follow her and work. 
August 05, 2022
Ya Boi Zach
Ayanna sits down with Zach to reach across the racial table. Zach tells us about his mental health journey, his work as an ally, and what he thinks white people should know. You can follow Zach and his latest work on LinkedIn. 
July 29, 2022
Inelegancies w| Bhavya
Today's guest is Bhavya Rai, founder of Inelegancies. She also happens to be a neurodivergent person living with ADHD. She tells us her story of challenge, triumph, and courage.  You can find and connect with Bhavya and her projects using the below!  Personal: IG @bhavyaraii Tiktok: @bhavyrai website: Inelegancies: IG: @inelegancies website: Off the Pedestal Podcast: IG @offtheped website:
July 22, 2022
Service w| Sangi
*trigger warning* This episode contains discussions surrounding substance abuse, suicide, and big T traumas.  If you're new around here, you probably didn't know I have a big brother. I do. We both happen to veterans and a lot to unpack. We start a bit of that unpacking in this episode. We discuss many topics as it pertains to veterans, service members, and their families. Here are a list of the resources mentioned if you or someone you know could benefit:  Veterans Affairs (VA) Mental Health Services: Military OneSource Mental Health Resource Center: Book recommendation: The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk
July 15, 2022
Growing w| Nicky
In a vulnerable conversation, Nicky takes us on a journey about navigating her mental health in a traditional Dominican family structure. We talk about the pressures, the stigma, importance of representation, and what brings us joy. You can follow Nicky on Instagram @growingwithnicky. 
July 08, 2022
Invisible Wounds Therapist: Jesenia
First step on a meaningful journey. Ayanna hosts our guest Jesenia who also happens to be a great mental health therapist. You can follow Jesenia on Instagram @invisible_wounds_therapist for more tips and tools.
July 01, 2022
We Won’t Back Down - Roe v Wade
*trigger warning* Roe v Wade, my story, and what we need to do as a collective. Resources will be shared in bio on Instagram @ayannakelly
June 25, 2022
Announcing Ayanna
Who is Ayanna and why is she trying to drop knowledge on you? Tune in to hear who Ayanna is and why she’s bringing you all this sazón y corazón.
June 20, 2022