Who I Am with Julia Mejia

Who I Am with Julia Mejia

Welcome to a brand new episode of the ¿Quién Tú Eres? podcast, where we explore the conflict we often face between "professionalism" & being our authentic selves. This week's guest is Julia Mejia. 


Born in the Dominican Republic, Julia arrived in the neighborhood of Dorchester when she was five years old. Raised by a single mother who was undocumented for most of her childhood, she was forced at an early age to speak up on behalf of her mother and others who felt ignored by the very institutions that were supposed to serve them. 


As a proud graduate of the Boston Public Schools, she was the first in her family to graduate high school and college and the first to purchase her own home in Boston. Driven by a lifelong pursuit of justice and equity, she is proud to have created countless opportunities for others to step into their power and advocate for positive change. She created and led a civic engagement group focused on voter registration, is the founder of a nonprofit education network, and worked on national social justice campaigns as a producer for MTV.


In this week’s episode, I meet up with Boston’s City Councilor Julia Mejia to discuss her journey towards politics. As a first-generation Dominican American child, she often found herself advocating for her community as she was translating for them. As an adult, she continued to advocate for her community as the first Latina reporter for MTV’s News and Docs category. Julia joined politics as an experiment - she wanted to see if she could run and win and uplift her community. And she won by one vote! Check out all this and more in Julia’s episode. 

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