25: Reparations are Due

On the final episode of Cerebronas, Yvette and Cynthia announce their plans for the future, criticize the Supreme Court’s decision in Oliphant v. Suquamish, and express their fears over the criminal convictions of the No More Deaths volunteers. They reflect on their podcast journey, what sovereignty really means, and the implications of the global pattern of criminalization of humanitarian aid.

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Transition song: Ryan Little – Lucy’s Song

Yvette recommends the film Undeterred – see more about the film here!

Cynthia recommends a reading with @solaristhehiipriestess (see below)

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I recently Did a reading that was solely focused on Lilith for a client and I felt like it brought a lot of clarity and understanding to apart of her self that was trying to awaken. It made me realize that February is going up which brings Valentine’s Day where you are either super excited to share what your lover did for you or it’s a reminder of being single. Lilith is a major factor to understanding why you choose and are attracted the partners you choose and what kind of destruction and trauma can happen in this area of your life. Lilith is a wild spirit who loves to challenge whatever house she is in your chart. On #tarottuesday (feb 5) I plan on dedicating my time to do readings focusing on this area in particular !if you are interested I will have a sign up list. dm me so that your info will be ready for Tarot Tuesday. Wanted to share a little info Understanding and finding Lilith's position in your natal chart is very important. It can help you become aware of your "dark side" and bring self defeating patterns and unhealthy behavior to light In a man's chart, Lilith reveals the type of woman he fears and the type that can drive him over the edge, often to despair. For men , Lilith often indicates the area in which he'll have to deal with power issues with women. For example, in the 4th House it may mean he has an extremely domineering or just plain bitchy mother and/or wife. In the 10th House, he may have to deal with powerful women in his career. Lilith has a strong influence on synastry. Lilith in everyone's chart represents sexual passion. A Lilith-influenced relationship will be wild and untamed, just as she is. Those involved will have an incredibly strong sexual attraction to one another and nothing will keep them apart. Transits can do the same thing. Logic will absolutely not apply and nothing anyone tells them will have any effect on deterring the lovers unless they drag one or both of them off somewhere and lock them up until it passes. If the relationship was triggered by a transit #astrology #lilith #tarot #atx

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24: Generations of Women Getting UTIs

On this episode, Cynthia and Yvette bash border patrol for the harm they cause to life, open up about their sex education, and shame Justice Holmes for his approval of sterilization in Buck v. Bell. They uplift the work of No More Deaths, reject the santa/puta dichotomy, and shed light on the sterilization history of the U.S.

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Transition song: Ryan Little – Lucy’s Song

Current Event: Deaths of Felipe Gomez Alonzo and Jakelin Caal Maquin

Donate to No More Deaths here. “The mission of No More Deaths is to end death and suffering in the Mexico–US borderlands through civil initiative: people of conscience working openly and in community to uphold fundamental human rights.” Read more on their website.

Deep Thoughts: Sex

ni santa

Here’s a piece on the sex positivity of a show like Sex and the City that also addresses its problems and shortcomings.

Here’s a brief overview of UTIs for sexually active women.






Case: Buck v. Bell

Carrie Buck and her mother, Emma.

You can find a link to the entire opinion here as well as a summary. I recommend a read.

You can read about the history of the case and about Carrie Buck here, here, and here.


Chiquis: Rise to Reunite


On this episode, Yvette interviews Ana Maria Quintana, the vice mayor of Bell, California. Ana Maria works as an attorney with Rise to Reunite, a non-profit partnering with Al Otro Lado to provide legal assistance to migrants attempting to apply for asylum at the Tijuana border. They discuss the history of Bell, the immense need for quality legal services at the border, and the effect that Trump’s Muslim ban had on Ana Maria’s constituency.

Follow Rise to Reunite on Twitter: @riseto

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Chiquitasode: Speaking Power to People’s Truth

On this episode, Yvette and Cynthia interview Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez– the founder of LatinaRebels. They discuss the current Nicaraguan political crisis and contextualize its history, swap stories of toxic mentors, and Prisca drops knowledge on the true meaning of church.

Chiquis: Migration Trends in Morocco

On this chiquitasode, Yvette interviews Cynthia Magallanes-Gonzalez about her research on migration patterns. They discuss the similarities between the relationships of the US and Mexico to that of Spain and Morocco, the difficulties for migrant mothers with children in multiple countries, and the need for transnational activism.

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Resources Shared by Cynthia M.

22: I Think That’s Bulls***

[TW: Sexual Assault, Suicide] On this episode, Yvette and Cynthia lament the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which held that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act exceeded congressional authority under the 14th and 15th Amendments, discuss the nuances of Kavanaugh’s confirmation process in the context of the #metoo movement, and share what they enjoyed about the film “Sorry to Bother You.”

Cynthia recommends reading “The Color of Law” by Richard Rothstein and advises her fellow Capricorns to embrace vulnerability.

Yvette recommends watching Bisbee ’17 and Castle Rock.

Read more about state efforts to suppress the right to vote here. 

Read more about the negative effects of sex offender registries on individuals listed here and here. 

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21: Fundamental Fairness

On this episode, Yvette and Cynthia analyze Lassiter v. Department of Social Services, the case that held that counsel is not required for parental termination proceedings, criticize the Trump administration’s proposal to widen the definition of “public charge” for green card eligibility, and share the soft office skills they have learned as first generation professionals.

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Transition song: Ryan Little – Lucy’s Song

Case: Lassiter v. Department of Social Services

Read a summary of/full opinion on the case, listen to the oral arguments, and see who voted how at this link!

Current Event: Expansion of “Public Charge”

Here’s a resource on the change, what it means, and how to get involved by the Center for Law and Social Policy. If you’re into 400+ pages of policy proposal, you can read the full proposal here.

Colorlines article on the proposal: Trump Administration Plans to Restrict Green Cards for Immigrants Enrolled in Safety Net Programs by Catherine Lizette Gonzalez


Cynthia recommends Sister Spinster‘s products!
Yvette recommends bell hook’s Communion: the Female Search for Love.