I am a Salvadoran woman who was first generation born in Canada and grew up hearing “las leyendas” from my elders and parents. I met my best friend in college who is also Salvadoran and was born in El Salvador. I have been able to learn more through her and her family. Well, my best friend stumbled upon “Espooky Tales” and thought of me, and I am so glad she did. I have been loving each episode. I am learning so much about my culture. I have also had my husband who is American, listen to it so he can learn more about my culture. I really want our son to grow up with these tales around the campfire the way I did, when he comes of age. So far my favourite episode was about “Mal de ojo”. When my son was born, my family warned me about it…. I didn’t have a way to explain to my husband what “Mal de ojo” is. He’s never thought we were crazy for believing in things like this and was very respectful towards it all. Well now after he heard the episode he understood why my family gifted my son his bracelet and why I was so careful in public with our son. Thank you for making it easy for people to understand and learn about our Leyendas!
Aug. 15, 2021 by Kat George on Apple Podcasts