Love In Translation, Episode 4: Doris Muñoz & Ruth Muñoz

Through conversations with first-generation Americans and their immigrant parents, ILY’s podcast Love in Translation explores the array forms and customs of love across cultures.


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As deep and complex as our love for family is, more often than not there’s a disconnect between generations — especially among immigrant families — due to divergent perspectives on profound, evolving passions as love. From courtship to the sacredness of marriage as an institution, what constitutes as “love” has the power to bridge or break generations.

On ILY’s podcast Love In Translation, ILY founder Erika Ramirez (host) explores the array forms and customs of love across cultures through conversations with first-generation Americans and their parents.


The fourth episode of Love In Translation features Doris Muñoz, founder of Mija Management and non-profit organization Solidarity for Sanctuary, and her mother Mrs. Ruth Muñoz. Mrs. Muñoz was born and raised in Mexico.

Doris Muñoz and her mother Mrs. Muñoz are each other’s best friends and pillars of support. Both have been there for one another for every high and low in each other’s lives.

On the latest episode of Love In Translation, Mrs. Muñoz shares her experience with rebuilding her life after immigrating from Mexico the U.S., as Doris continues to fight and advocate for hers and other immigrant families’ rights. Doris also opens up on how she “had to be broken down completely in order build myself back up” after a breakup, and how her mother’s practice of self-love helped her through it.

Love In Translation is available for streaming on Anchor.fm, Apple, Google, Spotify, and SoundCloud and other platforms. New episodes from season one of Love In Translation will be introduced to listeners biweekly over the course of the fall.