Locatora Radio is the audio-digital lovechild of Mala and Diosa, two Latinas born and bred in LA. Diosa, a queer, high femme Peruana-Mexicana, is a writer, community organizer, and mental health advocate. Mala is a Xicana, writer, rape crisis counselor, self-defense instructor, and sex educator. Mala and Diosa are self-taught, DIY podcasters. Like most millennial love stories, Diosa and Mala met on the internet. Together, they became “Las Mamis of Myth & Bullshit” and conceptualized Locatora Radio, A Radiophonic Novela. Locatora has become synonymous with discussions of femme tech, femme defense, and loca epistemologies.
The Loca is the one who exposes violence, who causes a scene, who talks about taboo topics, and demands that she be treated like a human being. This talk delves into the particular ways that gendered and racialized violence have coalesced to stigmatize and pathologize historical figures in Latinx folklore such as La Malinche.
A workshop about the history of self-defense and resilience of femmes and womxn of color from a Latin American and U.S. Latinx context. We locate the anti-colonial origins of self-defense historically deployed by femmes of color in the face of conquest, genocide, displacement, enslavement, and intra-community patriarchal violence.
Femme Tech/Podcasting 101
Podcasting 101 is a DIY podcasting workshop for youth. By the end of this workshop, participants will have learned creative ways to build your own podcast or online platform from scratch.
As survivors of sexual violence, what does it mean for us to not only reclaim our bodies, but also have open and healthy sex lives? What does it mean to have a hoe kit? And how can that keep us safe? In short, this workshop asks the question, “Can puteria be praxis?
Other topics may also be available on request!
“We loved having y’all on campus! Thank you for the work you do.”
- Omega Phi Beta, University of Southern California
“Thank you so much for coming out for the Raza Unida Youth Conference! Students loved y’all.”
- Ana Osorio, University of Oregon, Eugene
“You’re both amazing! Definitely needed to hear all that! So happy that you exist in our Latina community and that you’re doing so much to help other muxeres thrive.”
- Alegria Martinez, Pitzer College
“This was so much fun! Thank you for coming to UCSB and teaching us how we can own our assertiveness, own our chisme, and be chingonas. Go Femme Defense!”
- Dulce, University of California, Santa Barbara
Past Talks and Workshops
- Femme Defense, UCSB - March 4, 2018
- Femme Tech, [Adelante Mujer Latina Conference] PCC - April 22, 2017
- Femme Tech, [Live Audio Recording]
- Viva La Muxer - May 12, 2018
- Counternarratives in Latinx Media [Chicano Artivism Class], UCLA - May 23, 2017
- Femme Tech, Sonoma State - November 7th, 2017
- In Conversation with Locatora Radio, Pitzer College - November 28, 2017
- Goddess Worship, University of Oregon - February 2nd, 2018
- Keynote: Floreciendo Juntos [Raza Unida Youth Conference] University of Oregon - February 3rd, 2018
- Multidimensional Heaux, USC - April 10, 2018
- Keynote: Empowerment, Resistance, Divine Healing [Mujercitas Conference] UCSB - April 13, 2018
- Femme Defense, USC - April 17, 2018
- Intro to Podcasting [Council District 9: 3rd Annual Latina Conference] LA Trade Tech - May 31, 2018