Joining me today is Prisca Dorcas, founder of @latinarebels. If you don’t know her from Latina Rebels, you may know her from her viral writing, “Dear Woke Brown” published by HuffPost. She got her Masters of Divinity from Vanderbilt University and is currently working on her first book. The bulk of her work is making accessible, through story telling and curating content, the theories and heavy material that is oftentimes only taught in the racist/classist institutions known as academia. She has published over 200 articles online and has been featured in Telemundo, Univision, Mitu, HuffPost, and Cosmopolitan. Find her work at www.priscadorcas.com.In other words, she is a badass Nicaraguense writer who is not just “breaking the glass ceiling,” but using the broken glass to cut open our minds through her writings.
Josh welcomes Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez to the Theater! • Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez was born in Managua, Nicaragua but calls Nashville, Tennessee home. She got her Masters of Divinity from Vanderbilt University in the Spring of 2015. The bulk of her work is around making accessible, through story telling and curating content, the theories and heavy material that is oftentimes only taught in the racist/classist institutions known as academia. To date she has published over 200 articles online and participated in the Young Adult anthology "Nevertheless, We Persisted." She started the platform Latina Rebels in 2013, and currently it boasts over 200k organic followers online. She has been featured in Telemundo, Univision, Mitú, Huffington Post Latino Voices, Guerrilla Feminism, Latina Mag, Cosmopolitan, Everyday Feminism, and was invited to the White House in the fall of 2016. She is unapologetic, angry, and uncompromising about protecting and upholding the stories of brown folks. Que viva la gente! Currently she is writing her first full length non-fiction book with Seal Press from Hachette Livre, and due to be out in Spring 2021. If you’d like to check out her or her work, you can find her socials at @priscadorcas everywhere or her website at www.priscadorcas.com. Her organization, Latina Rebels, is on all of the socials at @latinarebels. • Time Codes! Get to know Prisca - 02:32 Movie Talk - 18:10 What have you learned from the people you have worked with - 01:05:36 The Wrap Up - 01:09:03 • If you live in Tennessee and are interested in seeing Josh as a client, you can find him at www.mountsperocounseling.com. • Find Therapist Theater at: email: email@example.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/therapistTHTR Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therapisttheater Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TherapyTheater Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkh8_YV0CHyhbkYDfCzOMiA • • • • • • • • • Music from https://filmmusic.io “Screensaver” by Kevin Macleod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) • Music from https://filmmusic.io “Scheming Weasel (faster version)” by Kevin Macleod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Prisca Dorcas is a storyteller, public theologian, activist, feminist and founder of the Latina Rebels platform. She’s also someone who’s unapologetically committed to calling out injustice. Prisca was born in Managua, Nicaragua and raised in a very religiously conservative family. Despite her being taught that a woman’s place was in the home, she grew up with an understanding of a woman in power as Nicaragua had elected its first woman president when she was very young. Prisca’s grew up on a religious compound with a strong foundation of community and family. When she was 7 years old, her family immigrated to the US when her father was offered a role to lead the church’s music ministry.We talk about her journey of awakening, finding her voice, creating space for advocacy and awareness and challenging toxic narratives, especially those that are pervasive in religion. Prisca received her Masters of Divinity from Vanderbilt University and speaks with such gratitude about the professor that affirmed her identify and inspired her to advocate for herself. This former introvert pushed past her boundaries when she, as she says, realized that she was being complacent by not speaking up. She’s since become an “an extrovert for la Raza.”Host: Jillian FosterGuest: Prisca DorcasResources:Prisca Dorcas - WebsitePrisca Dorcas - InstagramPrisca Dorcas - TwitterPrisca Dorcas - FacebookLatina Rebels - Instagram Some Questions I Ask:Where did Prisca grow up? (1:15)What was her experience with prosperity gospel? (26:13)What was her dynamic with her family as she was coming of age? (48:54)Does she ever wish she could go back to the “simpler time,” before her eyes were opened? (1:03:19)How does Prisca sit within the patriarchal structure of Christianity as a strong, empowered woman? (1:10:58)What does she think are the most important issues right now? (1:42:10)In This Episode, You Will Learn:Prisca’s experience growing up on a religious compound (2:12)The impact the 2008 financial crisis had on her and her family (22:45)Racism (38:41)Our experiences navigating the spectrum of feminism in different spaces (1:14:02)How Prisca found a way to honor a painful experience on her terms (1:31:54)Prisca’s master tips on doing this work. Also how to support her and her work (1:53:33) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A talk about the importance of storytelling with Prisca Dorcas
A talk on the importance and power of storytelling, writing and using your voice with Prisca Dorcas from Latina Rebels blog at the Port Ministries (Back of the yards). Recorded live March 15th, 2017 as part of Pop Up Youth Radio at Richards Career Academy and CASA Program.