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Lighten Up #62: Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros

Today I’m talking with poet and writer Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros and we run the gamut from light to serious. She tells an amazing story about wearing leggings as pants, and you are in for a treat today because she agreed to perform her original poem, “By the Grace of God” for us and shares her process for writing poetry. We talk about how she serves her community by serving coffee, there’s some serious power in a cup of coffee, and what she’s learning these days about her faith and “decolonizing her theology.” Then we chat about immigration, the current climate toward Mexican-Americans, and how white women can support and advocate for our Latina sisters. Super light stuff, right? Seriously, though, Carolina has some beautiful advice about how we can make space, create room, and understand the power we wield. And then at the end, she takes us to school with a fantastic reading list, which will be in the show notes. I love this conversation, a little light, a little deep, just the way I like it, so listen in, and lighten up!

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Carolina’s Awesome Reading Guide:

Latina poets, writers, scholars
Non-Latina but fierce and amazing
The male names


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