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How to Talk to [Mamí & Papí] about Anything

Lantigua Williams & Co.

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How to Talk to [Mamí & Papí] about Anything

How to Talk to [Mamí & Papí] about Anything

Lantigua Williams & Co.

27
Followers
203
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Real-life scenarios and practical, professional advice for adult children of immigrants on talking to our parents about stuff that’s taboo to them.

Latest Episodes

She Loves Her Work, Her Parents Don't Get It

TK grew up in a family of medical professionals. She followed in their footsteps and became a nurse, but had passion projects on the side. When she left nursing, her parents had a hard time understanding her new goals and the dreams she deems essential to her happiness. A career coach guides us in how to navigate career choices with skeptical loved ones.Our expert this week is Jasmine Escalera, a Job Search and Career Strategist who works with women of color. You can visit Jasmine's website here. If you loved this episode, be sure to check out Struggling to Become More than a Dutiful Daughter and He's the First to Go to College.We’d love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to hello@talktomamipapi.com. You might be on a future episode! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram at @TalkToMamiPapi and email us at hello@talktomamipapi.com. And subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts.

20 MIN5 d ago
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She Loves Her Work, Her Parents Don't Get It

When Helping Leaves You Feeling Bad After

Perla, a paralegal, uses her training to help her dad navigate the federal COVID-19 relief process. But, when Perla takes charge, personalities clash and roles reverse. An old father-daughter dynamic comes back, and she’s left feeling undermined. A family therapist who works with Latino clients returns to guide us in finding better ways to get through these trying moments. Our expert this week is Claudia Cuevas, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Mission Viejo, CA. Claudia owns her own practice.

17 MIN1 w ago
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When Helping Leaves You Feeling Bad After

At Home, Being an Adult Is Testing Parental Limits

Deepa is a political journalist who thought she had set clear and practical boundaries with her parents. But, now that she’s living with them through the COVID-19 pandemic, she finds everyone at home falling into old patterns that disrupt her work and cross boundaries. Then, we hear from a business and leadership coach who offers pointers on how to recalibrate and refocus. Our expert on this episode is Dr. Shweta Oza, who coaches individuals and entrepreneurs helping them find joy, prosperity, success, and wholeness in their personal and professional lives.

21 MIN2 w ago
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At Home, Being an Adult Is Testing Parental Limits

Dad Denies Systemic Racism

Estefania was always close to her dad, but lately their relationship has been strained. Thanks to the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, they’ve been talking more about race and racism. It’s become clear they don’t see the issues the same way. Also, social justice doula who helps people put into practice their anti-racism gives Estefania and the rest of us the vocabulary that can lead to more honest conversations with loved ones. Our expert on this episode is Lutze Segu, Social Justice Doula. Lutze facilitates racial justice workshops, provide strategic HR consulting for organizations, and offer feminist coaching to individuals.

19 MIN3 w ago
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Dad Denies Systemic Racism

When Mamí Grieves Different Than You

Erika’s mom has always been a huge support for Erika and her sisters. But when Erika’s grandmother passed away in the Dominican Republic amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Erika wanted to support her during this difficult time. Figuring out what her mom needed—and didn’t—turned into a delicate dance of giving and receiving, for both of them. And a grief counselor implodes some myths about grief while offering practical advice on how to best help loved ones. Our expert on this episode is Alica Forneret, a facilitator, writer and Grief Guide . Alica creates spaces for people to explore their grief and is committed to making sure that we have more conversations about grief, death, and dying—whether at home, at work, or with strangers on the bus.

20 MINJUL 13
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When Mamí Grieves Different Than You

How to Get Help When You're the Designated Translator

Louise has always helped her mom translate important documents and handle formal transactions. Recently, she helped her file for unemployment insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic — and it caused friction between them. An expert shares techniques and resources that Louise and other first-gens with this responsibility can use to alleviate the pressure and extra work that result when we want to support our parents but need help in the process. Our expert on this episode is Saritha Farris, a licensed clinical social worker. She has a private practice and offers cognitive behavioral therapy to families, groups and individuals. Many of her clients are latinx, and come from immigrant families.

20 MINJUL 6
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How to Get Help When You're the Designated Translator

Papí and I Don’t Talk, We Argue

Tatianna has always questioned authority. As a girl, she’d push back on rules, gender roles and limitations, annoying her family, and especially her dad. As an adult, her feminist ways clash with his machismo. A therapist who focuses on Latinas, men and the families who love them joins the show to help Tatiana and the rest of us find a better way. Our expert this week is Claudia Cuevas, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Mission Viejo, CA. She focuses on Latinas, men and the families who love them.

20 MINJUN 29
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Papí and I Don’t Talk, We Argue

When’s the Time to Write a Will?

Mitzi’s mom is her best friend. They talk on the phone daily and have a great relationship. But when her mom started getting sick, it was a race against the clock to make sure she had the care and legal protections she needed. Professor of Law María Mercedes Pabón offers advice on broaching the conversation and gets into the documents our parents should have in place years before they think they need them. Our expert on this episode, María Mercedes Pabón, is a professor of law at Loyola University New Orleans. She recommends visiting elderlawanswers.com for resources to begin having conversations with your parents about their estate plans and end of life wishes.

18 MINJUN 22
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When’s the Time to Write a Will?

He’s the First to Go to College

Walter’s parents encouraged him to get an education. They didn’t care where, they “just wanted to see the word university or college at the end.” But as the first to go to college, while at an Ivy League school and then law school, Walter struggled to share his experiences — triumphs or frustrations — with them. Our pro this episode talks about experiencing college with our parents at our side. Our expert in the episode is Sol Cordova, a Licensed Professional Counselor and the owner of Mind & Sol Therapy in Austin, Texas. A first generation college graduate herself, she spends her time focusing on first generation Americans as the transition into college and the early career space.

20 MINJUN 15
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He’s the First to Go to College

Dad’s Mental Illness, on His Terms

Kenia's dad was always the life of the party. But then he became moody and confrontational. Small disagreements would turn into big fights. There were a lot of highs and lows. Kenia worked hard to understand his diagnosis and meet him on his own terms. And a therapist teaches us how to notice if a family member is struggling with their mental health. Our expert, Blanca E Amaya is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides psychotherapy in English and Spanish. She owns her own practice, Amaya Counseling in Pasadena, California.

20 MINJUN 8
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Dad’s Mental Illness, on His Terms

Latest Episodes

She Loves Her Work, Her Parents Don't Get It

TK grew up in a family of medical professionals. She followed in their footsteps and became a nurse, but had passion projects on the side. When she left nursing, her parents had a hard time understanding her new goals and the dreams she deems essential to her happiness. A career coach guides us in how to navigate career choices with skeptical loved ones.Our expert this week is Jasmine Escalera, a Job Search and Career Strategist who works with women of color. You can visit Jasmine's website here. If you loved this episode, be sure to check out Struggling to Become More than a Dutiful Daughter and He's the First to Go to College.We’d love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to hello@talktomamipapi.com. You might be on a future episode! Let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram at @TalkToMamiPapi and email us at hello@talktomamipapi.com. And subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts.

20 MIN5 d ago
Comments
She Loves Her Work, Her Parents Don't Get It

When Helping Leaves You Feeling Bad After

Perla, a paralegal, uses her training to help her dad navigate the federal COVID-19 relief process. But, when Perla takes charge, personalities clash and roles reverse. An old father-daughter dynamic comes back, and she’s left feeling undermined. A family therapist who works with Latino clients returns to guide us in finding better ways to get through these trying moments. Our expert this week is Claudia Cuevas, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Mission Viejo, CA. Claudia owns her own practice.

17 MIN1 w ago
Comments
When Helping Leaves You Feeling Bad After

At Home, Being an Adult Is Testing Parental Limits

Deepa is a political journalist who thought she had set clear and practical boundaries with her parents. But, now that she’s living with them through the COVID-19 pandemic, she finds everyone at home falling into old patterns that disrupt her work and cross boundaries. Then, we hear from a business and leadership coach who offers pointers on how to recalibrate and refocus. Our expert on this episode is Dr. Shweta Oza, who coaches individuals and entrepreneurs helping them find joy, prosperity, success, and wholeness in their personal and professional lives.

21 MIN2 w ago
Comments
At Home, Being an Adult Is Testing Parental Limits

Dad Denies Systemic Racism

Estefania was always close to her dad, but lately their relationship has been strained. Thanks to the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, they’ve been talking more about race and racism. It’s become clear they don’t see the issues the same way. Also, social justice doula who helps people put into practice their anti-racism gives Estefania and the rest of us the vocabulary that can lead to more honest conversations with loved ones. Our expert on this episode is Lutze Segu, Social Justice Doula. Lutze facilitates racial justice workshops, provide strategic HR consulting for organizations, and offer feminist coaching to individuals.

19 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Dad Denies Systemic Racism

When Mamí Grieves Different Than You

Erika’s mom has always been a huge support for Erika and her sisters. But when Erika’s grandmother passed away in the Dominican Republic amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Erika wanted to support her during this difficult time. Figuring out what her mom needed—and didn’t—turned into a delicate dance of giving and receiving, for both of them. And a grief counselor implodes some myths about grief while offering practical advice on how to best help loved ones. Our expert on this episode is Alica Forneret, a facilitator, writer and Grief Guide . Alica creates spaces for people to explore their grief and is committed to making sure that we have more conversations about grief, death, and dying—whether at home, at work, or with strangers on the bus.

20 MINJUL 13
Comments
When Mamí Grieves Different Than You

How to Get Help When You're the Designated Translator

Louise has always helped her mom translate important documents and handle formal transactions. Recently, she helped her file for unemployment insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic — and it caused friction between them. An expert shares techniques and resources that Louise and other first-gens with this responsibility can use to alleviate the pressure and extra work that result when we want to support our parents but need help in the process. Our expert on this episode is Saritha Farris, a licensed clinical social worker. She has a private practice and offers cognitive behavioral therapy to families, groups and individuals. Many of her clients are latinx, and come from immigrant families.

20 MINJUL 6
Comments
How to Get Help When You're the Designated Translator

Papí and I Don’t Talk, We Argue

Tatianna has always questioned authority. As a girl, she’d push back on rules, gender roles and limitations, annoying her family, and especially her dad. As an adult, her feminist ways clash with his machismo. A therapist who focuses on Latinas, men and the families who love them joins the show to help Tatiana and the rest of us find a better way. Our expert this week is Claudia Cuevas, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Mission Viejo, CA. She focuses on Latinas, men and the families who love them.

20 MINJUN 29
Comments
Papí and I Don’t Talk, We Argue

When’s the Time to Write a Will?

Mitzi’s mom is her best friend. They talk on the phone daily and have a great relationship. But when her mom started getting sick, it was a race against the clock to make sure she had the care and legal protections she needed. Professor of Law María Mercedes Pabón offers advice on broaching the conversation and gets into the documents our parents should have in place years before they think they need them. Our expert on this episode, María Mercedes Pabón, is a professor of law at Loyola University New Orleans. She recommends visiting elderlawanswers.com for resources to begin having conversations with your parents about their estate plans and end of life wishes.

18 MINJUN 22
Comments
When’s the Time to Write a Will?

He’s the First to Go to College

Walter’s parents encouraged him to get an education. They didn’t care where, they “just wanted to see the word university or college at the end.” But as the first to go to college, while at an Ivy League school and then law school, Walter struggled to share his experiences — triumphs or frustrations — with them. Our pro this episode talks about experiencing college with our parents at our side. Our expert in the episode is Sol Cordova, a Licensed Professional Counselor and the owner of Mind & Sol Therapy in Austin, Texas. A first generation college graduate herself, she spends her time focusing on first generation Americans as the transition into college and the early career space.

20 MINJUN 15
Comments
He’s the First to Go to College

Dad’s Mental Illness, on His Terms

Kenia's dad was always the life of the party. But then he became moody and confrontational. Small disagreements would turn into big fights. There were a lot of highs and lows. Kenia worked hard to understand his diagnosis and meet him on his own terms. And a therapist teaches us how to notice if a family member is struggling with their mental health. Our expert, Blanca E Amaya is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides psychotherapy in English and Spanish. She owns her own practice, Amaya Counseling in Pasadena, California.

20 MINJUN 8
Comments
Dad’s Mental Illness, on His Terms
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