Creative Human
Creative Human
Oct 20, 2021
S.3 - E.1 | “The Power of Latinas” Guest: Julia Mejia
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Season 3, Episode 1 | “The Power of Latinas” Guest: Julia Mejia

We are now on Season 3 and in today’s episode, join me Vanessa, and my co-host Paula as we speak with Julia Mejia who will be sharing with us the reality of Latinas, bringing her voice and experiences into every space that has been part of her journey.

Julia Mejia is a Boston City Councilor. After a historic recount, she won her seat by a single vote and now she's the first Afro Latina to sit on the Boston City Council. She is currently the chair of the committee of civil rights and the committee of small business and workforce development. She is focused on influencing and inspiring constituents to be actively engaged in all areas of the decision-making process. Since assuming her role in January, Julia and her office have executed a series of innovative COVID-related projects in response to the needs of Boston's hardest-hit constituents. Her office has created culturally responsive food access projects to support small businesses and feed our most vulnerable as well as COVID business readiness program to build capacity for black-brown, immigrant-owned barbers and hair salons. Her office has also designed and implemented a community center civic engagement model to address city-wide quality of life concerns and filed legislation to improve access and accountability in city government. Julia was recently named best city politician in Boston magazine in 2020.

Check out these episode highlights:

  • Julia shares the pressure and struggle of speaking English
  • The influence of second language experience and accent familiarity
  • Stereotypes and popular Hispanic misconceptions of Latinas
  • Accepting Failures can help lead you to success
  • How to deal with rejection
  • Why you should not be afraid to challenge the status quo

And so much more!

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Instagram: @juliaforboston


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