Oye, let’s talk! Welcome to my blog/podcast page. I am excited for you to join me on this journey as I dismantle taboo topics, open the doors for much needed and a veces hard conversations about life and mental health.
So, let me introduce myself. My name is Marisol Salgado, I am a proud Latina born into a lineage of some strong ass Chingona women. I live in the great state of Texas in hot and humid Houston. I am fully bilingual. Spanish is my first language. Quick question? Do all bilingual people have the same curse I do? My Spanish isn’t perfect and neither is my English. I’m damned if I do and damned if I don’t, but I can Jajajaja and hahahahaha.
How did Oye, Let’s Talk come up.
During the day I am a bilingual counselor with a private practice (I promise this is relevant). Growing up Latina I have noticed we have so so so many topics that are taboo or off limits to talk about. Yall the list is endless! This is where the idea for “Oye, Let’s Talk” came from. Tired of having topics that are off limits or just seeing/experiencing not knowing where to start the conversation. This is my personal opinion, Latinos do not know how to communicate effectively. Why do I think that? Well I have seen it in my family, friends, conocidos, and in my work. Now that I am a counselor there are no topics that are off limits for me to talk about. I have these hard and sometimes awkward conversations with my family, friends and conocidos. I want to say that I have learned the art of communication, am I the best? Of course not, but guess what I will open the door or sometimes kick it down if needed.
Asking yourself what you can expect from the blog/podcast? It will be a mix of Spanish, English and my favorite Spanglish! I am very passionate about mental health and will provide information about mental health in Spanish and uno que otro episode in Spanish too. I will address and dive into why certain topics are taboo and why is it hard to have conversations about them. If you want to me to talk about a difficult topic email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a DM on Instagram @OyeLetsTalk.
Last but not least information shared in this blog/podcast is not a substitute for seeking help from a licensed mental health professional and is not a substitute for psychological diagnosis. The information provided and any comments or opinions expressed are intended for general discussion and educational purposes only.