Latina To Latina

Why I Wanted To Make Bustle's New Podcast, 'Latina To Latina'

As a television host at a channel aimed at Latinx TV viewers, I interviewed a lot of Latina celebrities and newsmakers. In on-air interviews, we’d talk about their recent projects and the issues they were passionate about, and then, after the lights …
By Alicia Menendez

Here's Why Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto Won't Read This Article

You've heard a lot of would-be politicians talk about what they'll do on Day One. Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto made good on her promise: As America's first-ever Latina senator, she gathered all the Latinas in Congress to discuss their obstacles…
By Jenny Hollander

Why Daisy Auger-Dominguez's Grandmother Never Taught Her To Cook

Raised in the Dominican Republic, Daisy Auger-Dominguez moved to The United States when she was 16 years old. It was a shock. Literally, a shock: "I moved a couple of weeks before Halloween, and I had never experienced an American Halloween," she lau…
By Jenny Hollander

How One Scathing Review Made 'Hamilton's Mandy Gonzalez Bring The Fire

Before she was the indomitable Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton, Mandy Gonzalez played gutsy Nina Rosario in In The Heights and Elphaba in Wicked. But what all the Broadway superstar's most famous roles have in common is the "insider-outsider" dynamic, …
By Jenny Hollander

Natalia Oberti Noguera On Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

When Natalia Oberti Noguera walks into Bustle's studio to record Latina to Latina, she announces, "I can only be a part of this if you have someone who is black," according to host Alicia Menendez. It's a theme she raises all the time. "You gave the …
By Jenny Hollander

How Cristela Alonzo Is Carving Out Room For Stories Like Hers

There are a few ways you may have become familiar with Cristela Alonzo. Maybe you loved her spunky character Cruz Ramirez in Cars 3, or you remember her 2014 ABC sitcom, Cristela, a comedy loosely based on her own family that Alonzo created, wrote, a…
By Jenny Hollander

Sunny Hostin Wants You To “Do You”

Sunny Hostin has lived many lives. She's been a federal prosecutor, a TV personality, a mom, and a host on a daytime talk show — just to name a few of her accomplishments. But in every one of her lives, Hostin tells host Alicia Menendez in Latina to …
By Jenny Hollander

Jackie Cruz Is Done Letting Hollywood Put Her In A Box

When Jackie Cruz shows up at our Bustle studio, she greets every staff member with a big hug. We’ve been trying to find a date to get together for months, which is challenging when you’re as busy as Jackie Cruz. Orange Is the New Black is entering it…
By Alicia Menendez

Why I Wanted To Make Bustle's New Podcast, 'Latina To Latina'

As a television host at a channel aimed at Latinx TV viewers, I interviewed a lot of Latina celebrities and newsmakers. In on-air interviews, we’d talk about their recent projects and the issues they were passionate about, and then, after the lights …
By Alicia Menendez