JULISSA + MIRIAM
Julissa Nuñez is an aspiring writer of the female kind. She has sixteen little measly years on her and attends the ever feminist Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem, where she was born and raised. Finishing her debut novel has been an arduous undertaking three years in the making. When she’s not obsessing over anything and everything Asian inspired, she can be found fangirling over Norman Reedus (a.k.a. Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead) and finding adventure in this small world that is La Gran Manzana. She is a quirky Latina—not spicy at all. Although, when she feels that life is giving her [insert profanity here], she breaks out in an upbeat frenzy to deep house music. She seeks to emulate her mother’s strong spirit without compromising her own wild one. But, if Julissa were to die tomorrow, it wouldn’t be without leaving this message for the world: "F*** society and its 'rules,' and stop conforming to the gender roles that have been thrust upon you." Men, you can cry (in fact, please do! You look like angels when you do). Women, own your power and femininity. We’re all beautiful and all deserving.
Miriam Sitz is the web editor of Architectural Record magazine in New York City. Formerly a freelance journalist in San Antonio, Texas, she wrote for the city's alt-weekly and business journal, a hyperlocal daily news website, and several statewide magazines. Miriam graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio with her B.A. in 2010 and from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2015, where she focused on radio and digital journalism. A native Texan, she recently reported her way across the Southwestern U.S. with a photographer friend on a podcasting photography expedition called the "Sunroof Roadshow".
Anticipation for the 2016 election has been building for months now, and Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have polarized voters. Democrats have contrasting views about who would make the greatest leader of the Oval Office—and the nation. We took to the streets of NYC and asked people across varying demographics what concerns and preferences they have in regards to each candidate. Offering fresh opinions on the topic, this podcast explores what voters think it would mean for the nation if either Clinton or Sanders becomes Commander in Chief. —Julissa Nunez