Get your tissues out because this episode strikes to the heart and opens you up to all the difficulties of living the #FirstGenVida. You will feel all the feels of struggle, isolation, and overworked but wait for it…. by the end you will be jumping out of your cushy sofa and cheering!

Today’s fabulous Latina shares her journey from her beloved Argentina to Dartmouth for an MBA, distraught from the culture shock. Yet, she never gave up until the Universe took her down.

In this episode, we do a deep dive into sassy Latina, Valeria Aloe, awarded author of Uncolonized Latinas and Founder of the Rising Together movement. Valeria was on a fast rising corporate career track to prove success while also listening to her cultural messages to raise her children on her own. It all came tumbling down in a moment of utter collapse.

But like the Phoenix Rising, Valeria learned to trust her inner niña and find her way back to the amazing women she was born to be with a Masters in Spiritual Sciences. She shares insights from her book and teachings of how to shed cultural messages, find your true soul and create the life of your dreams by living, yep, an ordinary life, rooted in your essence.

Valeria speaks towards:

✨ Culture shock taking her identity away

✨ US definition of success mixed with cultural narratives is no bueno

✨ Learning to sit with yourself in silence to discover your soul

✨ Healing your sense of self to believe you deserve all good things

Read more about Valeria in this article on our website,, her social media links and links to what you heard here today.


Consuelo is a first gen Peruvian, structural engineer and mother who encourages Latinas to authentically speak their truth by embracing their cultural identity, a source of fiery strength and profound joy.

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Consuelo… with an ‘o’

Badass chica, 1st generation Peruvian, solo female who disregarded the patriarchy and forged into structural engineering... in stilettos, but really wanted to be a record album cover artist instead.

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