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Joy Uprising

Joy Uprising the podcast that asks how do you prioritize joy? Joy Uprising brings Gabby Rivera and her favorite revolutionary humans together to honor joy in a chaotic world. As a writer and speaker who focuses on queer Latinx joy, Gabby knows how vital it is to share our experiences and best practices in order to build that healing, abundant joy. And who better to be in conversation with than people whose very existences push against the chaos and uplift their communities. In this new podcast, Gabby asks how folks are rooting joy in their work, personal and spiritual lives. The goal? To share all that good bouncy healing revolutionary joy with all the humans who need it most. i.e. every single one of us.

Tracks

Queer Love in the time of Corona with Anayvette & Gabby
Gabby and her boo, Anayvette explore love in lockdown and how they continue to find joy every single day . Anayvette shares her healing joyful practices as a queer Latina femme mama and offers insight into the radical future of LGBTQ love . 
54:09 12/01/2021
Queer Korean Drumming & Soft Trans Masc Energies
Gabby and Tate talk soft ancestral healing via drumming and building community. Rate shares their journey into learning more about their Korean heritage as a biracial human and the joys of finding queer Korean community.  
47:16 11/17/2021
Gabby interviews Author CB Lee
Gabby and cb lee, author and self-proclaimed disaster bisexual talk writing adventure stories, baby-making during the pandemic and how joy finds its way into cb’s works. cb offers insight into curating the chillest poly-est chosen family and letting joy find its way to you.  
52:06 11/03/2021
Joyful Healing with Mom
Gabby and her mom talk healing through homophobia, evangelical church and making gay crocheted blankets. Gabby’s mom offers her story on how she went from anti-gay to gay parade when both her kids came out.  
50:45 10/20/2021
Evette Dionne: Free Black Girls and Love to Joyful B*tches Everywhere
Gabby and the CEO of Bitch Magazine, Evette Dionne, talk bad bitch joy and reclaiming media for BIPOC. Gabby talks about how Bitch magazine helped her navigate the crushing white supremacy of American news media especially during the pandemic. Evette gives us insight into her journey to CEO status and all the ways she is moving towards joyful Black parenthood.
52:20 10/06/2021
Joy Uprising Podcast Beautiful Chorus
In this season we have transitioned from the formally known Joy Revolution Podcast to Joy Uprising Podcast ! This season we will discuss pandemic , healing , meditation mantras and leading in love , Light and above all Joy !! In this episode we interview Alexandra Love lead member of the group Beautiful Chorus !
45:22 09/22/2021
Kelly Brown Douglas: Joy in being divine & Queering Faith
Gabby sits down with her longtime mentor Reverend Kelly Brown Douglas to talk about divine joy and explore the ways mainstream religions push queer and genderful folks out of faith communities. Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas preaches a gospel where all who have been shut out can once again find connection and community with the divine God and each other. PS- Kelly was Gabby’s professor in college so expect lots of really adorable stories about Gabby as a student! CREDITS Host & Co-Creator: Gabby Rivera @quirkyrican Co-Creator & Producer: Kat Lazo @itsKatLazo  Audio Engineer: Marcela Carbajal @uniqbeing Joy Revolution Theme Song: Angelica M. Rodriguez Joy Revolution Theme Song Vocals: Trent https://instagram.com/the.holding.space?igshid=tmgp6dxj4lck Logo Design: https://emulsify.art/ Bookkeeping: Marcy Mejia  Special Thanks To Julissa Contreras Special thanks: Jo Volpe and the New Leaf Literary & Media Inc. team. Contact Joy Revolution Podcast: joyrevolutionpodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @JoyRevolutionPodcast  https://www.instagram.com/joyrevolutionpodcast
40:49 07/27/2020
Tamara Santibanez: Joy in Tattoos & Geting Kinky
Chicana Tattoo artist Tamara Santibanez shares her feels on how getting inked can be healing and the importance of Tattoo artists to practice consent. Also, Gabby gets a crash course in kink and just might cry. Cuz that’s what butch tia’s do. CREDITS Host & Co-Creator: Gabby Rivera @quirkyrican Co-Creator & Producer: Kat Lazo @itsKatLazo  Audio Engineer: Marcela Carbajal @uniqbeing Joy Revolution Theme Song: Angelica M. Rodriguez Joy Revolution Theme Song Vocals: Trent https://instagram.com/the.holding.space?igshid=tmgp6dxj4lck Logo Design: https://emulsify.art/ Bookkeeping: Marcy Mejia  Special Thanks To Julissa Contreras Special thanks: Jo Volpe and the New Leaf Literary & Media Inc. team. Contact Joy Revolution Podcast: joyrevolutionpodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @JoyRevolutionPodcast  https://www.instagram.com/joyrevolutionpodcast  
39:22 04/20/2020
Vanessa Martir: Joy in Choosing yourself, Queer-Momma-Writer Style
Gabby sits with her hermana from another mother, writer Vanessa Martir to talk about queer motherhood and professional rebirth. Vanessa shares her deeply personal experience of having a mom who didn’t show her love. She calls it being “unmothered” and teaches others how to write through the pain. Gabby also gets the scoop on Vanessa’s hot-carpenter-butch wife and they explore the age old question of - “Do you put a plastic bag in your rice?” CREDITS Host & Co-Creator: Gabby Rivera @quirkyrican Co-Creator & Producer: Kat Lazo @itsKatLazo  Audio Engineer: Marcela Carbajal @uniqbeing Joy Revolution Theme Song: Angelica M. Rodriguez Joy Revolution Theme Song Vocals: Trent https://instagram.com/the.holding.space?igshid=tmgp6dxj4lck Logo Design: https://emulsify.art/ Bookkeeping: Marcy Mejia  Special Thanks To Julissa Contreras Special thanks: Jo Volpe and the New Leaf Literary & Media Inc. team. Contact Joy Revolution Podcast: joyrevolutionpodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @JoyRevolutionPodcast  https://www.instagram.com/joyrevolutionpodcast
43:29 04/20/2020
Louie Ortiz-Fonseca: Joy in Queer Papichulo History
Gabby sits down with creator of “Gran Varones” Louie Ortiz-Fronseca and talks about what inspired him to start archieving Queer Latinx history on the gram, 90s freestyle, MTV Real World’s Pedro Zamora, and the glory that is queen Mariah Carey. Louie reflects on being a queer Afrolatino dad and curating the YouTube show Kiki’s with Louie for LGBTQ youth. CREDITS Host & Co-Creator: Gabby Rivera @quirkyrican Co-Creator & Producer: Kat Lazo @itsKatLazo  Audio Engineer: Marcela Carbajal @uniqbeing Joy Revolution Theme Song: Angelica M. Rodriguez Joy Revolution Theme Song Vocals: Trent https://instagram.com/the.holding.space?igshid=tmgp6dxj4lck Logo Design: https://emulsify.art/ Bookkeeping: Marcy Mejia  Special Thanks To Julissa Contreras Special thanks: Jo Volpe and the New Leaf Literary & Media Inc. team. Contact Joy Revolution Podcast: joyrevolutionpodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @JoyRevolutionPodcast  https://www.instagram.com/joyrevolutionpodcast
35:42 04/20/2020
Cristy Road: Joy in Tarot & Punk Music
Cristy Road takes us through the creation of the world’s queerest deck of tarot cards “Next World Tarot”. Cristy drops all the Chicana punk chisme about her experience navigating a gritty, male-dominated music industry and her feels on how punk music is inherently revolutionary. PS- She’s obsessed with Green Day btw! CREDITS Host & Co-Creator: Gabby Rivera @quirkyrican Co-Creator & Producer: Kat Lazo @itsKatLazo  Audio Engineer: Marcela Carbajal @uniqbeing Joy Revolution Theme Song: Angelica M. Rodriguez Joy Revolution Theme Song Vocals: Trent https://instagram.com/the.holding.space?igshid=tmgp6dxj4lck Logo Design: https://emulsify.art/ Bookkeeping: Marcy Mejia  Special Thanks To Julissa Contreras Special thanks: Jo Volpe and the New Leaf Literary & Media Inc. team. Contact Joy Revolution Podcast: joyrevolutionpodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @JoyRevolutionPodcast  https://www.instagram.com/joyrevolutionpodcast
23:39 04/20/2020
Johanna Toruño & Amy Quichiz: Joy in Queer Latina Love on Instagram
Gabby talks with “Unapologetically Street Series” artist Johanna Toruño and “Veggie Mijas” founder Amy Quichiz about being an Instafamous queer young couple. Johanna and Amy offer tips on how to successfully navigate being such a public couple. They also get real about centering community, activism and self-care while in the middle of such a deep gooey beautiful love. CREDITS Host & Co-Creator: Gabby Rivera @quirkyrican Co-Creator & Producer: Kat Lazo @itsKatLazo  Audio Engineer: Marcela Carbajal  @uniqbeing Joy Revolution Theme Song: Angelica M. Rodriguez Joy Revolution Theme Song Vocals: Trent https://instagram.com/the.holding.space?igshid=tmgp6dxj4lck Logo Design: https://emulsify.art/ Bookkeeping: Marcy Mejia  Special Thanks To Julissa Contreras Special thanks: Jo Volpe and the New Leaf Literary & Media Inc. team. Contact Joy Revolution Podcast: joyrevolutionpodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @JoyRevolutionPodcast  https://www.instagram.com/joyrevolutionpodcast
41:25 04/20/2020
Maria Hinojosa: Joy in being the Tia of Journalism
Gabby gets personal with journalist Maria Hinojosa on her ongoing understanding of queer allyship. They explore the strict gender roles and homophobia in Latinx communities and how they impact every family’s little gay cousin. PS- Find out how Maria realized she was straight! CREDITS Host & Co-Creator: Gabby Rivera @quirkyrican Co-Creator & Producer: Kat Lazo @itsKatLazo  Audio Engineer: Marcela Carbajal @uniqbeing Joy Revolution Theme Song: Angelica M. Rodriguez Joy Revolution Theme Song Vocals: Trent https://instagram.com/the.holding.space?igshid=tmgp6dxj4lck Logo Design: https://emulsify.art/ Bookkeeping: Marcy Mejia  Special Thanks To Julissa Contreras Special thanks: Jo Volpe and the New Leaf Literary & Media Inc. team. Contact Joy Revolution Podcast: joyrevolutionpodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @JoyRevolutionPodcast  https://www.instagram.com/joyrevolutionpodcast  
38:15 04/20/2020
Ari Fitz: Joy in being a Black Nonbinary Human in Love with the World
Gabby and viral Youtuber Ari Fitz share the story of how they fell into friendship love in France. Ari encourages us all to play with gender while sharing their journey into YouTube stardom and crushing the modeling industry as a nonbinary human. CREDITS Host & Co-Creator: Gabby Rivera @quirkyrican Co-Creator & Producer: Kat Lazo @itsKatLazo  Audio Engineer: Marcela Carbajal @uniqbeing Joy Revolution Theme Song: Angelica M. Rodriguez Joy Revolution Theme Song Vocals: Trent https://instagram.com/the.holding.space?igshid=tmgp6dxj4lck Logo Design: https://emulsify.art/ Bookkeeping: Marcy Mejia  Special Thanks To Julissa Contreras Special thanks: Jo Volpe and the New Leaf Literary & Media Inc. team. Contact Joy Revolution Podcast: joyrevolutionpodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @JoyRevolutionPodcast  https://www.instagram.com/joyrevolutionpodcast
41:53 04/20/2020
Gabby Rivera: Why I Needed A Joy Revolution
Gabby Rivera’s Joy Revolution Podcast is all about vulnerability. Gabby opens up about feeling helpless and needing joy in her life to not only survive but thrive. Get personal with Gabby and her real-life therapist as she shares the reasons why this podcast is so important to her and what it means to build joy with other QTPOC and community members. Also, get ready for the best game ever: LIGHTNING JOYYYYYY! CREDITS Host & Co-Creator: Gabby Rivera @quirkyrican Co-Creator & Producer: Kat Lazo @itsKatLazo  Audio Engineer: Marcela Carbajal @uniqbeing Joy Revolution Theme Song: Angelica M. Rodriguez Joy Revolution Theme Song Vocals: Trent https://instagram.com/the.holding.space?igshid=tmgp6dxj4lck Logo Design: https://emulsify.art/ Bookkeeping: Marcy Mejia  Special Thanks To Julissa Contreras Special thanks: Jo Volpe and the New Leaf Literary & Media Inc. team. Contact Joy Revolution Podcast: joyrevolutionpodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @JoyRevolutionPodcast  https://www.instagram.com/joyrevolutionpodcast
36:27 03/30/2020