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LGBTQ + Christianity with Alfred Brown

Alfred is part of the LGBTQ community and a devoted Christian. He runs a ministry in Chicago and The Alfred Platform, a business dedicated to enriching the relationships that members in the LGBTQ community have with themselves, each other, and with God.

In this episode, we dig deeper into the complex layers of identity. We discuss the miseducation on both the LGBTQ and Christian communities.

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10 Years Sober with Manuel Leguizamo

Manny celebrates his tenth year of being sober this year. Manny grew up in California and was in and out of jail for most of his teenage and early adult life. He was deported to Mexico more than once and was heavily addicted to drugs. One night, after a few days of binging on drugs, he came across a 24 hour rehab home. He knocked the door at two in the morning and they allowed him in. He has been sober ever since. Today, Manny lives in Cancun, is self-employed, travels, and gives most of his time back to the rehab home that changed his life.

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Ep. 69 Trabajadoras - Liliana Buenrostro

Trabajadoras: Conversations With Career Driven Woman

For the next few weeks, I will be sharing stories from different woman in different careers.  

Joining me today is Liliana Buenrostro.

Liliana is an artist and founder of DopeMatik, a customized fashion brand.

Liliana graduated from the University of Kentucky. We talk about the inspiration behind DopeMatik and her journey as an entrepreneur. We discuss mental health and the importance of self care.

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Episode 52 (Part II) -Isaneida Alvarado & Charlene Medina-Parada

PART II- I invited two school psychologists to give us an insight into their profession.  Charlene currently works at an elementary school and Isaneida works at a high school. In part one, we dive into the role of a school psychologist. In part two, we discuss mental health and signs that parents could lookout for with their children.

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Episode 52 (Part I) - Isaneida Alvarado & Charlene Medina-Parada

I invited two school psychologists to give us an insight into their profession.  Charlene currently works at an elementary school and Isaneida works at a high school. In part one, we dive into the role of a school psychologist. In part two, we discuss mental health and signs that parents could lookout for with their children. 

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Episode 51 - Lupe Murguia

My goal this month is to reduce the shame and secrecy associated with mental health and also encourage people to seek help if they are struggling. 

Joining me is Lupe Murguia, a licensed clinical social worker who works with individuals with severe mental illnesses. Lupe joins me to share about her educational journey and about her role at work.

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Episode 50 - Karen Arzate

My goal this month is to reduce the shame and secrecy associated with mental health and also encourage people to seek help if they are struggling. 

My guest today is Karen Arzate, the founder of Fortaleciendo A La Mujer. Fortaleciendo A La Mujer is a spanish speaking women support group. Karen's goal is to empower and educate women on mental health. She shares her personal story with depression and why she started Fortaleciendo A La Mujer. 

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Episode 49 - PTSD with Anthony Ortega & Gwen Nunez

My goal this month is to reduce the shame and secrecy associated with mental health and also encourage people to seek help if they are struggling. In this episode, we will hear two different stories with individuals who have PTSD. 

Anthony Ortega is from Waukegan who now lives in San Antonio, Texas. He served ten years in the Air Force and was deployed 5 times in multiple combat missions. Anthony was diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety, and depression.  

Gwen Nunez, has three boys, has a full time job, and is pursuing her degree in health science. Gwen was diagnosed with PTSD and is here to share  her traumatic experience due to domestic violence. 

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Episode 48 - Wendy Guadarrama

My goal this month is to reduce the shame and secrecy associated with mental health and also encourage people to seek help if they are struggling. 

My guest today is Wendy Guadarrama. Wendy is a professional who has been traveling all over the country for work conferences. She joins me to share about her educational journey, her career, a few shake ups in her life, and how she manages life with an unwelcomed guest named anxiety. 

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Episode 47 - Jesus Gutierrez "El Chuyito"

My goal this month is to reduce the shame and secrecy associated with mental health and also encourage people seek help if they are struggling. 
Helping me kick off the series is Jesus Gutierrez, best known as "El Chuyito," an on-air personality from Chicago. Chuyito was an overnight online sensation over a viral post on his Facebook page. He used his platform to post controversial memes and create comedy-skit videos, gaining up to 50K followers. He joins me to talk about his fight with depression and hopes to encourage others to seek the help they need. 

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Episode 41 - Los Caminos de la Vida

It has been a tough week but I came through with a brand NEW SOLO episode!! I share some behind the scenes experiences from my book My Sweet Vida, my podcast 30 Minutes With Neddy, my college experience, and about my funk this week... enjoy!

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Episode 40 - Hendel Leiva

Joining me today is Hendel Leiva, the producer of the documentary film 'From One Mistake.' In his film, Hendel shares his one mistake he made as a teenager of targeting day laborers, despite having immigrant parents, to his transformation from being an offender to an immigrant activist. 'From One Mistake' is a film about the journey to self-awareness, empowerment, and action, in today’s hostile political atmosphere. Hendel is also the host of 'Immigration MIC; Moving Immigration Conversations.' 

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Episode 33 - The Numbers Do Lie & Decoding Millennials Podcast

Joining me today is Jose A. Contreras, author of "The Numbers Do Lie," and host of "Decoding Millennials Podcast." Many of you may remember him from episode 17 where he shared his educational journey and how he overcame his depression. Since then, Jose has published his book and has his own podcast.  The goal of "Decoding Millennials Podcast" is to debunk the myth of Millennials, educate and empower Millennials, and bridge the gap with other generations to work together in the community.

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Episode 31 - Goals, Goals, Goals I Do Adore

Joining me today is....me, myself and I. We look back to the beginning of the year, reflect back to all the guests we've met so far, and have exciting news about our first year anniversary coming soon.  I go over the process of creating goals and accomplishing them, analyze '30 Minutes With Neddy' and share how I connected more dots in my life through my recent trip to Mexico. 

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Episode 28 - Alfredo Isaac Zires

To kick off Pride Month, I invited Alfredo Isaac Zires (aka Freddy) for today's episode. Freddy is an open gay christian man who shares a little bit of his life with us. Freddy is an entertainer at heart; Lola Madison is his drag queen stage name and Isaac Zire is his singer stage name. We talk about his childhood, family, his artist journey, le gays, religion,  stereotypes and lots more.... you do not want to miss this episode!

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Episode 26 - Momentum

Joining me today is.... ME! To celebrate our 9 month anniversary, I catch up with you on all the behind the scenes since the last time I released a solo episode in March. I share a few memories from my trips to Spain, Cuba and Europe. I talk about my mom, dreams, goals, fears, falling into a funk, and about the momentum that keeps me going! 

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Episode 25 - Karen Herrera

We've all heard the quote "live each day like it's your last" at least once in our lifetime. Some of us might even believe we are living exactly that, but are we really? Joining me today is Karen Herrera, a medical assistant, who was in coma for two weeks after a car accident. Karen took a whole new meaning to the quote and joins me talk about it. We talk about the car accident that changed her life, the aftermath, depression and overcoming. Listen and ask yourself, are you living each day like it's your last?

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Episode 24- CJ Holloway

May is Lupus Awareness Month. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs). CJ Holloway is a dancer who was diagnosed with lupus at the young age of nine. She continues to fight the battle and shares a glimpse into what her life has been for the past twenty years. 

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