On the latest episode of Billboard’s new series Cultura Clash, Mexican artists Chiquis, Carla Morrison and Ana de la Reguera united for a thought-provoking conversation about women empowerment and how they feel about the term.
“A lot of these Latin TV shows are the worst,” Latin Grammy winner Chiquis told host AJ Ramos. “Chisme [gossip] sells and it sucks because you do something in the Anglo world and they embrace your culture and your curves. In the Latin culture, instead of pushing each other up, it’s more about bringing that person down. Women empowerment is just that. Uplifting each other.”
“Female empowerment was something we needed because us women have been put down for so many years,” Morrison added.
On the pressure to be sexy on social media, The Forever Purge actress de la Reguera said: “Sometimes it’s about age. When I was in my 20s, I was all about wearing crop tops, going to the clubs, chasing the boys. Right now, I don’t care. I’m too lazy and it’s too much work.”
“I don’t do posts like that because, at the end of the day, that’s me exposing myself,” Morrison added. “ I do music, I connect with people through music and poetry. There’s pressure according to your principles and values.”
If there’s one thing that all guests agreed on is that for men and women, everyone is human and we all have to be meaningful and respectful of each other.
Billboard’s Cultura Clash premiered live during the 2021 Latin Music Week, where artists Kany Garcia, Yotuel Romero, and Chocquibtown’s Goyo and Tostao, had a conversation about social justice.
Executive produced by Billboard’s Shira Brown, Lee Schneller and Leila Cobo, and produced by Jessica Roiz, Griselda Flores, Lesley Corral and Jordyn Rolling, Cultura Clash will include singers, songwriters, producers and actors as guests on the show and will feature Ally Brooke, Kali Uchis, Paloma Mami, Elena Rose, Jimmy Humilde, Ovy on the Drums, Banda MS manager and founder Sergio Lizárraga and more.
A new episode airs every Wednesday on Billboard.com, social media, and on Billboard’s YouTube channel. Watch this week’s episode above.