Knowing Your Roots and Keeping Sane with, Writer + Producer Betsy Aimee Cardenas 

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Betsy Aimee Cardenas is a writer and producer of impactful digital content on a mission to transform hearts and minds. She is the co-host of Women Who Misbehave, a podcast about the intersections of the political, personal, pop-culture, and spiritual. She writes about issues that affect millennials, her work has been featured in Marie Claire, Forbes Woman, Vox, and others. 

Brown Girls Rising is a partnership with Nylon Espanol to elevate the conversation of feminist action, leadership, community involvement, and culture.


"We’re going to see we’re the ones we’ve been waiting for" - Betsy Aimee Cardenas

In this episode, we chat with Writer and Producer, Betsy Aimee Cardenas knowing your roots. In this interview, Betsy talks about being a first generation child and what it’s like to raise her son as a feminist.  

“I believe in equality among the sexes. It’s about having choice filled lives. We teach our daughter that they can be strong, but we teach our sons they have to be strong. We can’t want equality and then have fantasies of men rescuing us.”

Betsy goes on to talk about how she’s never shied away from the F word and who her biggest inspirations are.

“Gloria Stienem is one of my role models. One of the things I realized growing up is that a lot of my feminism focused on white-middle class. There are so many other heroes, Sonia Sotormeyor. I love her, she’s an amazing role model. She’s what an outspoken Latina looks like. Cherri Moraga is an amazing chicana writer.... ”

Audrey and Yvette compare stories of their first experience with “otherness” and growing up feeling like “too much or not enough” in both worlds.

"Your mental sanity is worth making changes in your life” - Betsy Aimee Cardenas

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This episode was recorded in sunny Downtown Los Angeles at Maker City LA.