Why Teresa Delgado Believes That Diversity Is Our Only Hope

Our very own Teresa Delgado is featured in the Daily Texan Online discussing diversity in podcasting and her own strides within the community.

Even in a fictional galaxy, proper representation is a concept that is still far, far away. However, with the help of her podcast community, one Austinite is fighting for more diversity in the Star
Wars universe.

For AISD high school teacher Teresa Delgado, what started as one podcast in 2013 blew up into several episodes in a span of just a few months. Now, Delgado co-hosts six different podcasts with people across the U.S., each one covering a different aspect of the Star Wars franchise.

Star Wars Bookworms was the first podcast Delgado co-hosted, and focuses on comics and literature about the Star Wars universe. She also hosts by Fangirls Going Rogue, an all-woman podcast. Delgado said her female voice added a fresh dynamic to the online community she wasn’t anticipating.

Here at Jedi News and specifically on our fashion focused podcast Galactic Fashion we’re proud to be the first network to bring together two female Latino hosts in the form of Teresa and Johnamarie Macias. Podcasting and Star Wars is for everyone, and we look forward to the day when that is second nature and articles like this aren’t necessary. Until then, let’s celebrate the growing diversity of the Star Wars community.