Being the “First” w/ Aida Macedo

Oct 26, 2023Revolutionary Rising Podcast

As a leader of color, being “the first” is a concept you’re likely totally familiar with.

You might be the first:
👉🏿in your family to attend college
👉🏿to have access to more than blue collar work
👉🏿to grow up in the US, Canada, or Europe

You’re constantly trying to figure it out on your own, and figuring out how you can tweak the ways white people find success so that you can actually find a path that works for you.

It’s lonely, hard, and once you finally reach the peak you were aiming towards, you might look around and realize that this isn’t what you wanted at all.

In today’s episode of the Revolutionary Rising podcast, Aida and I talk about:

🔥how watching her mom work hard as a kid impacted her relationship with rest
🔥the burden and gifts of being “the first”
🔥the surprising thing that she ACTUALLY needed when her anxiety was telling her to go get shit done

…and so much more.


About Aida Macedo:

Aida S. Macedo is a co-founder and partner at Cid & Macedo, Inc. Previously she served as a Chief of Staff for District 7 at the City of Fresno. She practices civil litigation, provides general counsel services, and is a consultant working on policy issues. She’s a political strategist, with over 15 years of experience in law and policy work throughout California. She is also a career development coach focusing on women of color leaders through her program: Sembrando Semillas. Aida was raised in southeast Los Angeles, California. She received her B.A. degrees from the University of California, Irvine in 2007, cum laude, and her J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law in 2011. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Fernando M. Olguin of the U.S. District Court, Central District. In her free time, Aida enjoys spending time with her husband and son, and their dog Winston. She is a recently certified yoga instructor and enjoys a good hike, social gathering, or concert.

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