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Bloomi Co-Founder Rebecca Alvarez Story Talks Sex Education

Anna Ortega
In the Latinx community, sex and sex education can often be a controversial or taboo topic. In our familias, we don’t typically have open and honest conversations about sexual intimacy, pleasure, and sex education, making it difficult for us to...
Culture

Being a First Gen Latina in College Was Isolating But It Made Me Stronger

Virginia Isaad
Dr. Lisette Sanchez is a bilingual licensed psychologist and founder of Calathea Wellness, a virtual practice providing individual therapy in California. She has a passion for working with BIPOC folxs and first-generation professionals. “Tu madre está mal y es tu culpa.” These...
Culture

What I Learned as a Latina First-Gen Student at a Liberal Arts College

Sofía Aguilar
When I think about the education I received throughout my life, I consider myself an incredibly lucky first gen Latina. From childhood on, I jumped between a number of private and public schools that each prepared me in some way...
Culture Lifestyle

Starting from Zero: How to Start Generating Wealth as a First Gen

Virginia Isaad
Kara Pérez is the founder of Bravely Go, a financial platform focused on feminist economics and inclusive personal finance. Being a first gen American can mean a lot of things. You might be the first one to speak English, the first one...
Culture

Digame: Dr. Lisette Sanchez is Destigmatizing First Gen Mental Health Struggles

Virginia Isaad
Digame is a monthly series featuring prominent Latinx leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and public figures uplifting the community and making a difference. Dr. Lisette Sanchez is a bilingual/bicultural licensed psychologist and the founder of Calathea Wellness, a virtual practice providing individual therapy....
Culture

4 Common Mental Health Challenges BIPOC First-Gens Face

Virginia Isaad
Dr. Lisette Sanchez is a bilingual licensed psychologist and founder of Calathea Wellness, a virtual practice providing individual therapy in California. She has a passion for working with BIPOC folxs and first-generation professionals. July is BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)...
Culture Lifestyle

First Gen Struggles: F*ck Capitalism But I Still Need to Make and Save Money

Virginia Isaad
Kara Pérez is the founder of Bravely Go, a financial platform focused on feminist economics and inclusive personal finance. A few months ago I helped my first gen Latina cousin open her first IRA (Individual Retirement Account). As we were...