Brown Love

Caribeña Joy

Host Dascha Polanco invites Selenis Leyva (Orange is the New Black) and Julissa Calderon (Gentefied) into her living room to discuss navigating Hollywood as Afro-Latinas and Dominican-Americans in an industry that struggles to recognize all the ways of being Latino. Through laughter and tears they cover topics ranging from the importance of inclusivity and their experiences with colorism in the Latino community, to what’s new in Dominican slang.


Clips from “Orange is the New Black” and “Gentefied” courtesy of Netflix. 

Selenis and Marizol Leyva’s new book “My Sister: How One Sibling's Transition Changed Us Both” comes out on March 24 on Bold Type Books. 

In collaboration with @ConTodoNetflix, a social community for Latino creators and fans alike to come together and celebrate their #LatinXcellence. 

“Brown Love” is produced for Netflix by Futuro Studios.