Speaking on Spanglish and Stepping Into Your Power with Radio + TV Personality RaqC


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Raquel Cordova, better known as RaqC, coined “The Queen of Spanglish Media” and uses her blogging platform on Latina Magazine’s celebrity blog to share tips on what it means to be a “modern day Latina”. RaqC credits her free spirit as the inspiration to seize every opportunity that presents itself. She views radio as an outlet to express her love, happiness, and ambitions with the masses.

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

“Don’t ever be afraid of anyone telling you, ‘You’re thinking too big!’” - RaqC

In this episode, we sit down with Radio and TV personality, RaqC,  to talk about how she stumbled into her own and made a career of it. This interview is filled with stories of how stepping out of her comfort zone, SnapChat, and just being herself led RaqC to where she is today.

“When people don’t take you serious, your mentality starts to change. You start asking, “Is this ever going to change?” At the end of the day, I realize that I bring value to whatever I do. You have to train your mind that and I practice what I preach. I had to tell myself I am worthy”

RaqC also opens about how she didn’t realize she was a feminist right away and how she had to make it her own.

“Throughout my career 90% of my bosses have been men, and the women were secretaries or assistant VPs and I’m like why? I just want women to step in their greatness and own their independence.”

Audrey and Yvette gab about their individual views of feminism including how they found themselves and their true callings right around turning 30.

“You’re always going to be too much or not enough for somebody” - Audrey Bellis

This and previous episodes of Brown Girls Rising, can be found at BrownGirlsRising.com or on iTunes & Soundcloud.

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