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Ruxandra Guidi

Ruxandra Guidi (@HomelandsProd), a native of Caracas, Venezuela, is an independent nonfiction storyteller with almost two decades of experience in public radio, magazines, and multimedia. She was a 2017 Third Coast Radio Resident.

She’s a member of the journalism nonprofit cooperative, Homelands Productions, and a contributing editor for High Country News magazine. She collaborates regularly with her husband, photographer Bear Guerra, under the name Fonografia Collective. Currently, she’s producing a limited-run podcast series called "South of Fletcher", commissioned by LA-based arts organization Clockshop.

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Miss Cholita Pageant

The "Miss Cholita" pageant celebrates a female ideal that is fast disappearing among Bolivian indigenous women. This year, the pageant was shaken by a scandal: the winner had turned out to have been wearing fake braids.

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