Overcoming First-Gen Struggles

Emilie Rodriguez aka DJ EMZ is a first-generation Mexican-Filipina from San Diego. Our Hella Latin@ conversation is so special because we cover a topic most people in our community don’t talk about—mental health. Together in this episode, we unpack our San Diego upbringing, our first-gen struggles, and how we're healing through self-care. Emilie vulnerably talks about her own experience with anxiety and how her Mexican-Filipino family navigated through their own trauma. This powerful womxn is on a mission to destigmatize conversations around mental health. She's currently launching a new IG page dedicated to affirmations and mental health resources. Follow Emilie @affirmationshawty on Instagram and @ems_ on Twitter for more details. Learn more about Emilie on Hella Latin@.

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