Latino USA
Latino USA
Nov 17, 2020
How I Made It: From Foster Kid to Judge
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When she was nine years-old, Xiomara Torres fled the civil war in her home country of El Salvador and came to the U.S. As a child she adjusted to her new life in East Los Angeles before she was removed from her family and put into foster care—where she spent six years of her life moving from home to home. Now, she's the subject of a local play in Oregon titled, "Judge Torres." In this edition of “How I Made It,” Judge Torres shares how she overcame the hurdles of the foster system and made her way to the Oregon Circuit Court.

This story originally aired in March of 2019.

All the Books!
All the Books!
Book Riot
E295: New Releases and More for January 26, 2021
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Reading Women
Reading Women
Reading Women
Ep. 102 | Most Anticipated Reads of 2021 Pt. 1
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Novel Pairings
Novel Pairings
Novel Pairings
46. Love letters to books: nonfiction books about the reading life
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What Should I Read Next?
What Should I Read Next?
Anne Bogel | Wondery
Ep 268: Our team's best books of the year
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Parenting Forward
Parenting Forward
Cindy Wang Brandt
111: Parenting After Purity Culture
Over the summer, I posted a Twitter thread about recovering from purity culture. I wasn’t specifically addressing the parenting audience, but it easily applies and is very important to the parenting conversation. Just like how the sex talk should not be a one-time conversation with our kids, recovery requires ongoing conversations. So, for our last episode in this January series on sex, sexuality, and purity culture, I wanted to bring back the episode where I expanded upon that Twitter thread. There are so many prerequisites for recovery before a good, healthy sex talk can happen. These are the very issues I’m delving into today. If you were raised in purity culture or simply want to learn from the perspective of those who were, tune in. You’ll hear a thorough discussion on the fears and confusion from which those of us recovering from purity culture must be healed in order to be the best parents we can be. Show Highlights: * What boundaries are and how to develop and stick to them. * How to raise kids to know what they like and don’t like. * The importance of enjoying pleasure for its own sake. * The fear tactic of the slippery slope. * Discerning the difference between privacy and secrecy. * Moving beyond literal thinking into nuanced thinking. Links (affiliates included): Parenting After Purity Culture Conference - https://www.parentingforwardconference.com Join us at the Parenting Forward Patreon Team - https://www.patreon.com/cindywangbrandt Parenting Forward, the Book - https://amzn.to/3g0LJPn *** EPISODE CREDITS: If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment. He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world. Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com
24 min
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