The Currently Podcast Episode 5: You Oughta Know

by Betsy cardenas


This week we dive into the emotional labor of being immigrants/first generation Americans, and working in spaces where our culture isn't understood, or valued. In this candid chat, my guest Monica Perez, political realist and border town native goes in on how ended up here as a community and gives her perspective about the "wall," and the Dreamers we don't see on t.v.  We get pretty heated when we talk about our frustration with educating people about the humanity of immigrants. Get ready for an animated conversation! Plus, I share what i'm reading and share a movie suggestion. 

In this episode you will learn: 
-Why it can be challenging to be a person of color in the workplace
-Why you should challenge authority
-What life is like for people on the border

Follow our guest Monica Perez: @Monpez
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The Currently Week of 9/15

by Betsy cardenas


I've been swamped with work and wedding planning this week! Digging into a bunch of self-help and Hillary's latest book! I'll review all the books i've been reading soon! 


Why We Can't Buy Our Way Into the World We Want - Nope, feminism can't just be "self-care" and empowering t-shirts. (Damn, those are the easiest parts.)  


The Art of Accepting Yourself - How one First Generation American discovered his identity through food 

Are You Ready to Accept Capitalism is the Problem? -You guys, the higher the profits have gotten the worse its gotten for everyone who doesn't own a corporation. We a lot to think about here. 

Some of my recent Audible reads... 




HBO's Insecure has the hottest music -It's SO GOOD! 

Do Good, Be Good: 

Fund John Leguizamo's documentary about Latinx heroes - He's tired of not seeing Latinx's represented and he's raising money to tell our stories. 

How to Set Boundaries with the People in your life

Listen we need to look good for the resistance so here's my girl and secret style weapon Ariana Cabral, with some Fall fashion tips

I want to hear what you find noteworthy. How are you coping with everything? Send me a DM on Instagram @betsyaimeec or an email. I want to hear your suggestions. 



The Currently Week of 9/8

by Betsy cardenas


I keep wanting to send out a regular newsletter on Friday with some lively links and such. But the world and its happenings keep interfering. Instead I wrote my 5 tips on how to lift your spirits. 

We must strike a balance between hopeful and aware. Let’s keep going for the things we want but remain aware of what’s happening around and where we can plug in to support. I keep remembering the phrase I first mentioned after last November.

Joy is an act of resistance!


You would think no one would have time this week to make generalizations about us but nope. This week we learn that we actually wish we were baby boomers. And that we don’t care about watching tv when it airs.


Comfort T.V.- Escapism is a trend in my house. This week Sex and the City, more Freaks and Geeks, and Lion King with my toddler.

This speech by Junot Diaz. It’s kinda what you need right now.


A Street Called Dolores Huerta- Why female heroes don’t get streets named after them. Then go watch the documentary

The First White President - Seriously, the best thing written about everything that has happened since the candidacy was announced. It breaks down the fallacy of how ignoring the economic woes of the white working class is what got us here, and it breaks down how, “a black president seemed to insult Donald Trump personally. He has made the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy the foundation of his own.”

Good news! We can relax now. Your instagram feed doesn’t need to be perfect.


It’s all been said, and it’s all been shared. But they are all worth repeating.

Pay for DACA mented youth’s legal and paperwork fees.

Here’s a list of places that are providing relief in the Caribbean.  

Relief for the people of Oaxaca, Mexico  

Buy this print to support DACAmented youth!

I want to hear what you find noteworthy. How are you coping with everything? Send me a DM on Instagram @betsyaimeec or an email. I want to hear your suggestions.