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season 2 ep 5 - 2019, boy bye!

season 2 ep 5 - 2019, boy bye!

December 31, 2019

felices fiestas beybiisss! this is long one because you all know 2019 tried us all! this year was triggering, transformative and a whole ass mess. but not all was traumatic. we also had many diamonds along the way, like the start of this podcast, the launch of new projects and start of new relationships. and since it's the end of a decade, we cast back to 2009 to revisit our younger selves as teens, well at least for danyeli. please don't come for us and our music choices, taylor swift and lady gaga have a special place in our hearts. we also set sights on 2020 and the new adventures that await. 2020 will be year of action. 

we also discuss the release of periódicos de ayer, danyeli's new book and get the exclusive first listen to "sin embargo" a beautiful song written by leonel salgado (undocubae's 18-year old nephew). catch our palabras del dia featuring our beloved toni morrison and two of our listeners (raquel and gabriela) who left us touching messages and reviews.

to order danyeli's book, please visit her website 

to listen to leonel's original song "sin embargo" visit his page 

 catch us in 2020 porque venimos con todo!

season 2 ep 4 - translatina queen bamby salcedo

season 2 ep 4 - translatina queen bamby salcedo

December 2, 2019

Bamby Salcedo is a trans immigrant rights leader and activist and founder of the Translatin@ Coalition. She has been an incredible force in the immigrant rights movement, highlighting the marginalized voices of trans folks within and outside of the movement. Bamby joined us this week and we discussed her life, the fight, and how to keep pushing for trans rights. Grap your tissues for this one as well. 

Trigger warning: we discuss physical, emotional, and psychological violence against trans women. 

To support Translatin@ Coalition, please donate. https://www.translatinacoalition.org/

You can sign the petition to free Kelly from detention here:


Follow Bamby's work through her website: 


season 2 ep 3 - breaking silence with angy rivera

season 2 ep 3 - breaking silence with angy rivera

November 18, 2019

fall is here and that means cold weather (well not in LA). so break out the bubble coats, boots, long socks, gloves and scarves cause you'll want to snuggle up on this very special episode with our New York fave angy rivera. if you are in LA, bring out that chapstick and apply a few extra layers cause it's hella dry out here.  and while you'are at it, take out your journal and tissue box cause this conversation is sure to tug at all of your emotions. angy joins us to share the wisdom in the stories of her upbringing, work as co-executive director of nysylc, her infamous "ask angy" blog, the subjects of the peabody award winning documentary "no le digas a nadie", her adventures in LA and the future of DACA. I'm not crying, you're crying! ... well the truth is that we'll all be crying at the end of this episode.


**trigger warning**

our conversations cover issues of sexual assault, domestic violence and family separation. please take care of yourself if you feel triggered at all by any part of our discussion. your mental and physical health come first. 

season 2 ep 2 - undocubae y las malcriadas ft. lorraine avila

season 2 ep 2 - undocubae y las malcriadas ft. lorraine avila

November 4, 2019

in this episode we welcome guest lorraine avila, Afro-Quisqueyana educator, writer, and author of "Malcriada & Other Stories" for an exclusive interview on her recently released book. we discuss afro-latinidad, navigating the west coast as black latinxs, breaking silence for the sake of healing, storytelling, and archiving ancestry. undocubae gets to hear two Dominicanas vent, claim space, and redefine sisterhood.

you can purchase "Malcriada & Other Stories" at https://www.lorraineavila.com/shop

and follow her work at https://www.instagram.com/lorraineavila_

as a thank-you for your support, we will be gifting two our listeners a copiy of "Malcriada & Other Stories" !

To participate in our book giveaway. you can follow these instructions:

1. Follow @dominicanwriters , @lorraineavila_ , @looseaccents , @undocubae & @afrodominicanxthings

2. leave a review on Apple Podcast or spotify for loose accents.

3. Share your favorite episode on your story with a snippet of why and tag us :)

Winners will be announced on November 11th , 2019. Buena suerte, beybisssssss.

season 2 ep 1 - back and recharged, beybiii

season 2 ep 1 - back and recharged, beybiii

October 21, 2019

we are back with yet another episode, this time opening up our season 2 ! undocubae & danyeli discuss the past two months of transitions, mental health check-ins, balancing work and creativity, and preparing for the upcoming year. we introduce two new segments, sueltalo ya! and la palabra. this season, we are bringing the East coast to your door step, from immigrant rights activists to Dominican business owners. tune in and as always, thank you so much for listening !

La Palabra Mentions:

Joel Leon: www.instagram.com/joelakamag

"On the Other Side of Freedom" - DeRay McKesson


season 1 finale con david, beibiii

season 1 finale con david, beibiii

September 2, 2019

season one would not be complete without the presence of our favorite sagittarius, image consultant, queer and mental health maven, and undocubae's beautiful partner, david calvillo. you all have been asking and patiently waiting to hear from the man himself! he is the man behind our coachella outfits, themed sunday brunches, trips to palm springs, tongue snaps and lingo, but more than anything the compassionate soul who has nurtured and cared for us in our most troubled times. david is an incredible psychotherapist who is dedicated to the mental well being of his clients through his work at the la county department of mental health. if you ever wonder why we love him so much, just wait 'til you hear his story of growing up in a religious pentecostal household, having survived conversion therapy and found a deep joy and gratitude in his identity as a queer man. this episode will shake you and leave you more tender than when you first came. this is our last episode of our first season, and we couldn't think of a better way to end it than with our favorite man. 

shout out to www.instagram.com/hood_digest for lending loose accents their home & recording studio to bring you magic twice a month !

episode 9 - un año, a reflection

episode 9 - un año, a reflection

August 19, 2019

in this episode, undocubae & danyeli get to reflect on a year of friendship, thottery/hoetry, and so much, so much love. starting from the day we met to launching loose accents, to recapping on the conversations we got to share with ya'll our listeners ! danyeli also lets loose about her experiencing navigating afrolatinidad in LA, ernesto updates us on his ama, and together the tease us about our upcoming guest/ episode. episode 9 is about friendship and about the magic we get to create when the energy is genuine. tune in for laughs and for reflections.

episode 8 - musica y pasión with alexis de la rocha

episode 8 - musica y pasión with alexis de la rocha

July 29, 2019

this week we sat down with the talented music curator, artist, new wonder mommy, and puppeteer behind Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) music line up. LALIFF is an annual film festival for the Portuguese and Spanish language diaspora. we sat down to chat about the struggles of being an artist, alexis' breakthrough into music, curating, and motherhood.

you can find alexis at:


and purchase LALIFF tickets at: https://latinofilm.org/

episode 7 - woke black folk with funmilola fagbamila

episode 7 - woke black folk with funmilola fagbamila

July 22, 2019

your favorites are baaaaaaack and we bring you a powerful conversation with funmilola fagbamila (@funmi_lola), a gifted emcee, organizer, professor and playwright. funmilola (aka lola) is the creator and star of her one woman show, the intersection: woke black folk. her theater piece explores and deconstructs black political identity by showcasing the deep differences and divides within black communities today. Called, "timely, brilliant, and necessary" by angela davis, the intersection is a story about how humans navigate difference. we chat in detail about her show, the politics of "being woke", blackness and compassion. this is truly an episode you don't want to miss! make sure you show her some love and join us at her one night showcase at the skirball cultural center, aug. 9. see you at the theater!

Buy your tickets here:


episode 6 - hoetry & poetry as medicine con yosimar reyes

episode 6 - hoetry & poetry as medicine con yosimar reyes

June 17, 2019

the girls are not ready for this hilarious conversation on the art of hoetry and poetry with our favorite hood princess himself, yosimar reyes. we discuss pride and the trajectory of his storytelling through his poems, one man show and performances throughout the country; she's a traveling queen! we talk about undocujoy and his move to adopt joy as his personal motto and subject for his work. we all throw major shade at racist novelas and the anti-blackness that is prevalent in the many expressions of our latinidad. also note, if you don't have a squeaky clean house, don't even think about inviting yosi or danyeli to get it in, cause it ain't happening. "I got an ass so big like the sun" learn about it. 

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