In this episode, Doni and Dr. Rhonda had so much fun discussing the Disney movie “Encanto” with Glitter Explorer Romita Bulchandani, a nine-year Disney veteran.
Doni, Rhonda and Romita bring the energy as they discuss culture, family dynamics, expectations and self actualization in this must-experience episode.
“I wasn’t expecting mental health to be a feature or kind of the main event of Encanto,” Romita says.
“The villain [in Encanto] was in our minds, our perceptions, and I just wasn’t prepared for that type of storyline coming from Disney, but I am so proud of them for putting out this movie.”
Here you have a movie that represents Colombia in such a magical, beautiful way.
Focused in Colombia, South America, Encanto offers so much to review, enjoy and ponder.
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ABOUT Negra Como Soy, a segment of the Destinations with Doni Podcast
There’s the story of who we are as individuals, what we know and walk with, and the story other people create in their minds about who you are. We’re here to set the story straight… Negra, como soy: I’m Afro-Latina is a show that explores the intricacies and flavors of the AfroLatin experience throughout the Spanish colonized world.
We understand that the direct translation is “black like me,” in the feminine. Again, often life is about interpretation, and we’re here to help expand those interpretations, in this corner of life at least Join Doni Aldine and Rhonda Coleman as they celebrate foods, dance, clothing, language, and customs of their own cultures and others from the diaspora.
Doni Aldine, MBA, is a globally mobile Afro-Latina and first-generation American (U.S., Trinidadian and Costa Rican Adult Third Culture Kid) who, by age 19, lived in & identified with seven cultures on five continents. As Editor-in-Chief for Culturs Global Multicultural Magazine, Aldine is passionate about creating community for cross-cultural populations. She has extensive global experience in communications, media and marketing for organizations both large and emerging. She has presented around the globe as a keynote, at conferences, at major universities & in major media outlets as an expert focused on communications, entrepreneurship, marketing, branding & cross-cultural identity. Aldine also developed university curricula for global culture identity and is on faculty in Journalism and Media Communication at Colorado State University.
Dr. Rhonda Coleman, DAOM is a cross-cultural Third Cultural Adult. She grew up in New Orleans, LA bu t and identifies as Afro-Honduran. Dr. Rhonda is a doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Traditional Chinese Medicine), Registered Trainer of the NADA Acudetox Protocol, columnist for CULTURS Global Multicultural Magazine, public speaker, and active organizer promoting health equity. She currently teaches Nutritional Health and Acudetox at Arizona School of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine; and runs a private practice, Blacupuncturist, in Tucson, AZ.