Over a century ago, a young brown journalist named Jovita Idár stood up to Texas Rangers when they came to destroy her press.
An educator, journalist, activist and sometimes nurse, Idár is one of the most historically significant Texans that you’ve never heard of. And that’s no surprise.
For our latest episode of Sea of Change, we meet Melody Klingenfuss, a 24-year-old organizer and activist.
Born in Guatemala, Melody came to the states as a 9-year-old girl and only found out she was undocumented while applying to college. She ended up graduating with a masters at 22 and becoming one of the youngest organizers at CHIRLA, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights. Today, she dedicates her time to towards fighting for comprehensive immigration reform.
In this episode of Folkslore, we share how Margaret Renteria, also known as Nini, got better after being cleansed by a healer–with an egg!
The ritual is sometimes called “limpia de huevo.” It is a practice where one spiritually cleanses the body.
“It doesn’t matter where you come from, or where you live, or who you are. It’s just us bonding over skating.”
In this episode of Be You, BESE joins Sailor Gonzales at The Rock, a roller skating park that’s part boxing gym and part active church. We talk camaraderie, jam skating and representation in the roller derby community.
The LGBTQIA+ movement we know today was not always so inclusive. There was a time when trans people had to fight for their voices to be heard, even amongst their gay brothers and sisters. Learn more about the fearless trans activist who put the T in LGBTQIA+.
Learn more about her here.
“Because I’m blind, I’m more aware of where I am in the water.”
After major hip surgery, Letticia Martinez, a multi-record breaking, blind Paralympian swimmer, is back in the water for her first competition since the surgery.
In this episode of Point x Point, BESE joins Letticia at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs to understand what it takes to be on top.