Episode 137: Christina Martinez

Christina Martinez stopped by to chat for Episode 137 and to kick off Season 4 of Serious Talk. Seriously.

Christina and I chat about how the summer is for collecting your fingernails and urine in jars; how growing up with an activist family influenced her to walk out of class as a child over Proposition 187; the social and political climate at the time this was recorded (October of 2016); how I can get my own Kramerica Industries going; making book angels (like snow angels, but with books); how and why she got involved in Voto Latina; why she co-founded No Teen Shame with other women who became pregnant as teenagers; how the education system considered her a lost cause at the age of fifteen; and why I thought Kate married Prince William.

Christina Martinez, co-founder of #NoTeenShame, is seated on the far left.

Thank you for listening, Listeners, and thank you for sharing, Sharers, to my conversation with Christina Martinez. Be sure to follow her on Twitter and following #NoTeenShame by clicking here or on Twitter.

My new comedy podcast, The Anecdotalists, will be recording at the B Street Theatre on June 20, July 18, and August 18. I’ll be appearing with Keith Lowell Jens, Kim Martel, and John Morris.

Featured music

“Hungaria” by Latché Swing
“The Silent Orchestra” by Hamilton Leithauser


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