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Feministing Jamz: Check out Radio Menea, a Latinx music podcast!

If the Feministing crew isn’t your #squadgoals, you need to reassess. One of our current columnists and creator of Feministing Jamz, Verónica Bayetti Flores, and former Feministing editor, Miriam Zoila Pérez, have teamed up to create Radio Menea!

This brand new podcast brings “a mix of alternative and mainstream Latino jams” with personal anecdotes about each track. What makes this podcast so dope is that the co-hosts go further than just presenting us with the music that they like. To contextualize the songs that they’ve decided to include and their overall musical tastes, Vero and Miriam – who are Venezuelan and Cuban American, respectively – share stories about about their family histories, migration, diasporic Latin cultures, coming of age, and their ever-evolving feminism. In their pilot episode they talk about navigating music that is culturally important but doesn’t always perfectly align with their feminist politics, something that women of color are often forced to defend in their love of reggeaton, dancehall, hip hop, etc. This podcast is as much about politics and identity as it is about music.

We are so excited about this project and can’t wait for the next episode. You can check out the podcast on SoundCloud below. You can also subscribe on iTunes.

Feministing's resident "sexpert", Sesali is a published writer and professional shit talker. She is a queer Black girl, fat girl, and trainer. She was the former Training Director at the United States Student Association and later a member of the Youth Organizing team at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She received her bachelors in Women's and Gender Studies from Depaul University in 2012 and is currently pursuing a master's in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta. A self identified "trap" feminist, and trained with a reproductive justice background, her interests include the intersections of feminism and: pop culture, youth culture, social media, hip hop, girlhood, sexuality, race, gender, and Beyonce. Sesali joined the team in 2010 as one of the winners of our So You Think You Can Blog contest.

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