Happy Friday, Female emPOWERED listeners! My #FemaleFridays guest this week is Nina Ramirez — my own mom! I was so honored to have her join me on the podcast to share her powerful story as she has overcome so many things that still impact me to this day. I decided to break this conversation into two episodes. This is the first half of our conversation and the second half will be available for you to listen to on Episode 68.
Cuba in the 1950s-60s
My mother was born in Cuba in 1949 and lived there until 1960 when she, along with her 3 siblings were able to flee to the United States. We discuss her childhood in Cuba and what life was like prior to Castro taking over in 1959 when she was only 9 years old along with afterwards.
Tune in to the first part of her story as Nina gives us her personal testimony of what really happened in Cuba in the 50s-60s.
In this episode we discuss:
- [01:37] Meet Nina, my mom!
- [05:00] What life looked like in Cuba in the 50s and 60s
- [08:01] The impact changes in Cuba had on her day to day life
- [12:27] Nina’s mom’s involvement with underground groups
- [15:42] Her uncle’s imprisonment
- [16:38] Peter Pan flights
- [20:36] Preparing to leave Cuba for the United States
This was an emotional interview — one that I hope you listen to and enjoy. I think it’s so important to think about the people who’ve helped us get where we are, and my mom is definitely one of those people.
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