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Indómitas: Live Podcast with poet Natalia Toledo Paz

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Indómitas: Live Podcast with poet Natalia Toledo Paz


This event is SOLD OUT. There will be a waitlist posted at the door. Indómitas will also return to Brava in September for the second edition of the live podcast.

Natalia Toledo Paz

Natalia Toledo Paz

Indómitas is a new, live podcast series hosted by Chelis López of KPOO and Radio Bilingüe, featuring untamable voices of fierce women artists and activists. For its inaugural podcast, Indómitas will interview poet Natalia Toledo Paz – on her life growing up in Juchitán, Oaxaca, how as a small town Zapotec girl she made it all the way to Mexico City at the age of eight, and how she became one of the most recognized poets in Latin America and in a literary world dominated by men.

In the interview, Natalia will speak to the relationship with her famous father, the artist Francisco Toledo, with whom she collaborates with often, and about the many important women in her life who have guided and mentored her along the way. This Indomitable, unbeatable, fearless woman will also share her feelings about migration.

This is a FREE community event (though donations are happily accepted). To attend the live podcast, RSVP at the button below. Please note that the August 10 podcast will be conducted in Spanish.


Indómitas is a new, live podcast series hosted by Chelis López of KPOO and Radio Bilingüe, featuring interviews with fierce women artists and activists

Each month in Brava’s Cabaret, Indómitas will interview female singers, writers, poets, activists, artists, journalists, filmmakers, and others – some well-known and some deserving to be – for live broadcast. These 60-minute conversations will cover the women’s stories of achievement, pitfalls, and hopes for their futures. 

Be ready for open and honest conversations, where intimacy fosters the sharing of joy, fear, acceptance, and ultimately, the strength of women. It’s our time to be the ones who narrate our stories of who we are, what we do, what matters to us and how we organized and stand up for our rights.  

Indómitas Podcast Series will be available through Chelis López’ website, and other platforms.

Friday, September 20
6 – 8 pm in Brava’s Cabaret

Friday, October 18
6 – 8pm in Brava’s Cabaret


Natalia Toledo Paz is a bilingual poet, writer in Zapotec and Spanish, and designer of Mexican clothing and jewelry. Born in 1967 in Juchitán de Zaragoza, in the Isthmus region of the state of Oaxaca, Natalia moved to Mexico City at the age of eight years old. Natalia has participated in various poetry workshops, recitals, and festivals around the world such as the Rencontres Littéraires Internationales in France, and the Poetry International of the National House of Poetry in Argentina.

Natalia studied at the School of Writers of the General Society of Mexican Writers, and has since combined her literary work with the elaboration and diffusion of the cuisine of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, and the design of textiles and jewelry.

In 2004 Natalia was awarded the National Literature Prize Nezahualcóyotl; and is the author of more than ten published books. Natalia is currently the Deputy Secretary of Cultural Diversity in Mexico (2018-2024).

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Nació en 1967 en Juchitan de Zaragoza, en la región Istmo del estado de Oaxaca. Poeta bilingüe, escritora en zapoteco y español y diseñadora de ropa y joyería mexicana. Ha participado en distintos talleres, recitales y festivales de poesía alrededor del mundo como el Rencontres Littéraires Internationales, en Francia, y el Internacional de Poesía de la Casa Nacional de la Poesía, en Argentina.

Realizó estudios en la Escuela de Escritores de la Sociedad General de Escritores Mexicanos. Ha combinado su trabajo literario con la elaboración y difusión de la cocina del Istmo de Tehuantepec, el diseño de textiles y joyería. En 2004 le otorgaron el Premio Nacional de Literatura Nezahualcóyotl.

Cuenta con más de diez libros publicados. Actualmente es Subsecretaria de Diversidad Cultural en México, 2018-2024

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Chelis López is an award-winning Mexican journalist who has lived in San Francisco since 1996.  

For almost ten years she hosted the national radio show Línea Abierta at Radio Bilingüe, the National Latino Public Radio Network where she interviewed and produced diverse stories including live broadcast of The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, an annual celebration of communities and cultures in the United States and around the world presented annually in Washington, D.C. 

She is the host and producer of two Spanish-language shows on KPOO 89.5FM in San Francisco “Pájaro Latinoamericano” and “Andanzas” where she explores and offer news, comments and interviews with newsmakers and artists throughout Latin America. She is also the San Francisco correspondent for Rompeviento TV in Mexico as well as hosting locally at Marin TV.  

In 1998 she started a monthly Spanish-language reading group “Rincón Literario”, held at the San Francisco Main Library. As a cultural worker and activist, Chelis organizes book presentations, writer tributes and musical presentations. She has interviewed such greats as Eduardo Galeano; Guadalupe Rivera Marin, daughter of Diego Rivera; Concha Buika, Elena Poniatowska, Dolores Huerta, Gioconda Belli, Toto la Momposina, Carlos Fuentes, Francisco Toledo, Fernando Botero among others.  

Chelis is also a frequent host at Yerba Buena Gardens Festival and at The de Young Museum.  

In 2015 she won the Latino Heritage Media Award, and in 2013 she was awarded the prestigious Jose Martí Publishing Award by The National Association of Hispanic Publications.

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