Dascha Polanco is celebrating being Afro-Latinidad! On February 25, Netflix will premiere the first episode of the Brown Love podcast. Brown Love is brought out of the fictional world of the upcoming series, Gentefied and will put the spotlight on a range of the U.S. Latinx experience. “Dascha Polanco talks to Latinxs in Hollywood who are making space for communities to see themselves, tackling topics like machismo, self-care, comedy and the first-generation experience,” the release read. In time for Black History Month, the first episode will address the Afro-Latinidad experience.
Dascha will sit down with her Orange is the New Black co-star Selenis Leyva and the star of Gentefied Julissa Calderón. The ladies will open up about their experiences as Afro-Latinas in Hollywood.
“Welcome to Brown Love, the show were we celebrate Latinidad and all its colors and flavors,” the 37-year-old host says in the intro of the trailer. Other guests who will appear on the podcast include, Oscar Nunez, Diane Guerrero and more stars from Netflix series including, On My Block, Mr. Iglesias, Orange is the New Black and Gentefied.
In addition to the launch of Brown Love, Netflix has a new platform Con Todo, dedicated to all things Latinx. “Netflix recognizes these and other Afro-Latinx talent who are representing the richness and diversity of the culture so that more lives are reflected on-screen.”
The streaming giant is home to much Latinx and Afro-Latinx talent, including, Rosie Perez (The Last Thing He Wanted), Jharrel Jermone (When They See Us), Anthony Ramos (She’s Gotta Have It), Cardi B (Rhythm + Flow), Wilson Cruz (13 Reasons Why) and many more.