My new venture La Chilena Gringa won’t be relevant to everyone who follows me, but I’m dying to tell you about it!
As you know — I’m chilean and for YEARS I’ve wanted to do Spanish only content. However timing, time constraints with this blog, sheer and utter FEAR of being ridiculed and a whole bunch of other excuses held me back (and a few kids too!)
Now, after months of sleepless nights of trying to figure out what I’d do next since my blogging has become stagnant and monotonous — and thinking of ways to freshen up my blog and video content, it literally hit me.
As in, I jumped out of bed right then and there, pulled out my computer, poured myself a gin + tonic and created a Facebook page and new YouTube channel having NO content at all. But, I knew I had to because the right content path had come to me — and La Chilena Gringa was put out on the internets!
I’ve been searching and praying for the right path and realized that with acting I want to create my own video content centered around being hispanic, chilena and gringa to both educate and entertain. I feel I’ve been cheating myself not doing Spanish content.
Seeing LeJuan James’ funny “hispanics be like” videos and other “white latinas” such as Jenny Lorenzo and Joanna Hausmann doing their own comedic content and saying what I’ve wanted to say for so long about being hispanic and gringa — I realized THERE IS AN AUDIENCE and I wanted in! I just didn’t know how.
There are no chilean female comics or funny women (at least not that I’ve seen) doing what I am doing. I can’t believe it, I feel like I’ve found a goldmine and it’s too good to be true and I’m rushing to get it done.
I’ve suddenly had a jolt of energy, ideas are flowing out of my head and I have a new drive that I haven’t had in years. At the same time, I am terrified. Starting with my weight (my double chin kills me and chileans, like all people can be cruel and extra hard on women’s looks)
What will people say?
My content — will it be funny?
Is it accurate?
Will chileans in Chile get me? Will chileans out of Chile get me?
It’s quite unnerving and mind you, I’m a very confident person, but this is just a whole other playing field.
Tell me what you think! And pliiiiiiis support La Chilena Gringa!