14 episodes

The Resilience and Resistance podcast is about successful Black, Indigenous and Women of Color who are overcoming trauma and becoming resilient.
The vision for this podcast is to illuminate the dichotomy that many BIPOC female-identified individuals face in their daily lives; holding space for healing or managing past and present trauma, while maintaining a "professional" identity as they strive towards their work and other goals.
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Music: Inte-Gritty by Bianca Mikahn
Art: Maite Nazario | http://www.maitenazario.com

Resilience and Resistance Podcast Marisol Solarte-Erlacher

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The Resilience and Resistance podcast is about successful Black, Indigenous and Women of Color who are overcoming trauma and becoming resilient.
The vision for this podcast is to illuminate the dichotomy that many BIPOC female-identified individuals face in their daily lives; holding space for healing or managing past and present trauma, while maintaining a "professional" identity as they strive towards their work and other goals.
Follow Us on IG @Resilience_and_Resistance
Music: Inte-Gritty by Bianca Mikahn
Art: Maite Nazario | http://www.maitenazario.com

    Understanding What Trauma Exposes and How We Evolve

    Understanding What Trauma Exposes and How We Evolve

    Councilwoman Jamie Torres took office as the Denver City Council Member representing District 3, Denver’s westside, on July 15, 2019.

    Jamie’s roots are directly in the west Denver community where she and her husband currently call home. She is a third-generation Denverite, her grandmother was born in a small house in the Curtis Park neighborhood and grew up in the old Auraria Neighborhood and her grandfather grew up in Sun Valley. Her family moved to Villa Park in the 1960s where Jamie has now lived for over 30 years. It is her home and the community is her inspiration.

    Jamie is a community advocate and community connector to her core. Prior to being elected, Jamie spent 18 years in the Human Rights & Community Partnerships Agency (HRCP) in the City and County of Denver where she helped ensure Denver is focused on the civil rights, human rights, and social justice needs of its residents. Jamie was both Deputy Director of the Agency and Director of the Denver Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs, an office she started in 2005 because she saw a need for greater immigrant inclusion. Over the years in working for local government, Jamie worked directly on issues of poverty, equity, food insecurity, community and civic engagement, immigrant integration, and approaching innovative ways of direct leadership development in underrepresented communities.

    Jamie is committed to representing the incredible community of District 3, advocating for key services and amenities that impact our quality of life, and ensuring the city delivers on its commitment to equity for the good of our collective future.




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    Music: Inte-Gritty by Bianca Mikahn

    Art: Maite Nazario | http://www.maitenazario.com

    Podcast Production: https://www.theplug-agency.com

    • 48 min
    Podcast Takeover - Xóchitl Solarte

    Podcast Takeover - Xóchitl Solarte

    Xóchitl Solarte takes over as host and interviews Marisol Solarte-Erlacher.Xóchitl (they, them, ella, elle) Student at Metropolitan State University pursing a degree in Chicanx and Gender Studies. Host of Queer Sh*t a IG live series having a dialogue with QTBIPOC folks about racism, decolonization and empowerment. Currently is working for Plume (Telehealth gender affirming provider) as their community coordinator.




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    Music: Inte-Gritty by Bianca Mikahn

    Art: Maite Nazario | http://www.maitenazario.com

    Podcast Production: https://www.theplug-agency.com

    • 48 min
    Using Our Ancestors As Guides

    Using Our Ancestors As Guides

    Jamie Makasobe is one of the founders of Moloka‘i-based clothing company, Kealopiko. which says “Fashion with mana‘o (thought, meaning). Jamie shares her story on how her fashion is breaking the traditional mold of how Hawaii has been portrayed, while focusing on honoring place, culture and ancestors.

    Check out https://kealopiko.com




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    Music: Inte-Gritty by Bianca Mikahn

    Art: Maite Nazario | http://www.maitenazario.com

    Podcast Production: https://www.theplug-agency.com

    • 48 min
    Traumatic Grief and Finding Connection

    Traumatic Grief and Finding Connection

    Dusti Gurule is the Executive Director of Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity & Reproductive Rights (COLOR) and COLOR Action Fund. An accomplished executive leader with more than 20 years of national, state and local public sector and nonprofit experience, she has an extensive track record in collaborative leadership, strategic planning, public relations, organizational management, public engagement and coalition/partnership building.

    Dusti served as founding Executive Director for the Latina Initiative from 2004 to 2010 and created Colorado Latino/a Advocacy Day among other civic engagement programs engaging Latinas and their families. She then served as a political appointee under the Obama administration, representing the U.S. Secretary of Labor in a seven state region where she developed connections between community-based stakeholders and federal, state and local entities. After a brief respite from appointed office, Dusti returned to her roots in Advocacy for WOC in October 2017, as the Interim Executive Director and subsequently the Executive Director on March 1, 2018, for COLOR where she had previously served as the Program Manager from 2003-2004.

    Elena is a proud first generation Latina, her career has been in education or non-profits. Throughout her educational career she has always worked in schools and districts with a high Latino population in hopes of giving back and having a greater impact on her community. As a public school educator, she understands the power behind knowledge, which is why she has continued her own education. Elena has a Bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in Elementary Education and a Masters degree in Administration and Supervision.

    Aside from formal degrees she is also an alumna of the Circle of Latina Leadership, EMERGE Colorado, CLLARO Latino Civic Leadership training and most recently the Latino Leadership Institute. Elena has served on the COLOR board of directors and currently is a board member of the The Wayfaring Band board and the Presidents Leadership Class at CU Boulder.




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    Music: Inte-Gritty by Bianca Mikahn

    Art: Maite Nazario | http://www.maitenazario.com

    Podcast Production: https://www.theplug-agency.com

    • 49 min
    Holding Infinite, Restorative, Revolutionary Possibility

    Holding Infinite, Restorative, Revolutionary Possibility

    As a Denver native, Kim Desmond was raised in the Five Points neighborhood in Denver, Colorado where she graduated from Manual High School. Kim has over 15 years of experience in the non-profit and government sector within the field of diversity, inclusion, racial equity work, and early childhood development. Kim holds multiple degrees, including a Bachelor’s in Sociology from Fort Hays State University, Master’s in Community Counseling from Fort Hays State University, Master’s in Education Administration and Policy Studies from the University of Denver, and an Early Childhood Leadership certification from the University of Denver.

    She is currently the Director within the Mayor’s Office of Social Equity and Innovation, charged with operationalizing racial equity into local government programs, processes and policies by eliminating systemic racism. The key function of this office includes: Policy and Operations: Improve policy, service delivery and equitable distribution of resources to ensure that priorities of equity are integrated in key programs, practice and processes. Implementation: Support a variety of equity and inclusion initiatives by applying tools and training to normalize social justice practices across all city departments. Learning and Development: Create a culturally responsive learning and development platform for all city departments to enhance the skills needed to address racial disparities.

    She serves on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Health Equity Commission, Denver Public Schools Bond Oversight Committee, and Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s board as a trustee.




    Follow the podcast on Instagram @Resilience_and_Resistance

    Learn more about Marisol & EMDR Therapy | Start Your Treatment Today via Teleheath

    Music: Inte-Gritty by Bianca Mikahn

    Art: Maite Nazario | http://www.maitenazario.com

    Podcast Production: https://www.theplug-agency.com

    • 55 min
    Preserving Black Identity in the Latinx Community

    Preserving Black Identity in the Latinx Community

    With a strong commitment to reproductive justice, Juana Rosa builds power for transformative change. She has dedicated her professional career and community advocacy to projects that make real improvements to people’s lives. Her vision has been crafted by roles within reproductive justice, public health, Latino/a policy research and civil rights advocacy. Currently, she is Director of the California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom (CCRF), the largest statewide alliance dedicated to reproductive freedom in California.

    She also maintains a side-hustle: taking care of three kids, alongside her partner, who calls her “Mimi” and demand that she read The Avengers themed comic books over and over and over every, single, day.




    Follow the podcast on Instagram @Resilience_and_Resistance

    Learn more about Marisol & EMDR Therapy | Start Your Treatment Today via Teleheath

    Music: Inte-Gritty by Bianca Mikahn

    Art: Maite Nazario | http://www.maitenazario.com

    Podcast Production: https://www.theplug-agency.com

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

ProducerJu ,

A Safe Place

Love this podcast it has become a safe place for me to reflect on my own racial traumatic experiences. Empowing and enlightening stories to help anyone heal.

Lily Zehner ,

Invaluable stories and conversations!

I had high hopes for this podcast in knowing of Marisol and her power, and yet was amazed at how it touched me and moved me more than I had imagined it would. I felt so seen and heard, I saw and heard myself in the first two episodes I listened to. I cried, I laughed, I paused and wrote down notes for further processing. I want more and am grateful there is more. Thank you Marisol and guests for your willingness to be vulnerable, honest, and in your ability to verbalize so many of the experiences I’ve had in my years that I’ve struggled to put words to <3

a van c ,

Fake news

Ted was the first “white” person in the Solarte family and also the reason the rest got to come over. In sociological terms, they are framing their history to suit their current situations in order to maintain their unique standings that they seem to associate with their personalities. In reality, they are just a couple of peoplex that grew up very privileged because Mari has amazing parents. They couldn’t have a conversation in Spanish if you held a gun to their heads and I refuse to let the history of my family be set in stone by them.

Sorry guys, if you’re going to present your frames as objective reality, I’m gonna hold the mirror up.

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