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.
In this episode, we speak to Zaneta Kelsey, Founder at Delightsum, LLC, about her passion for elevating BIPOC voices in the tech field. We also discussed: Her work at IBM and many other tech companies in Seattle, Dallas and Denver. Zaneta shares her experiences being one of few, Black women in tech, and her struggles in battling the status quo of a White dominated industry. She also shared how the trauma that she experienced in childhood was mitigated by the love and stability she in her family.
Dr. Shaayestah Merchant (she/her/hers) is a practicing clinical psychologist and founder of Essential Dialogues LLC in Denver, Colorado. She has been a clinician for over 15 years and has a wealth of experience working with those in marginalized communities including immigrants, people of color, and those in the LGBTQ+ communities.
Rosita “Rosie” Myers lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and mini-Pitbull named Chance. She has always had a love for style, fashion, and helping others find clothing that makes them feel strong and powerful. She has had the opportunity to work as a personal shopper and wardrobe stylist on the sets of tv shows and commercial photoshoots.
Sueyeun Juliette Lee works as the Program Director at Chinook Fund, a social justice funder dedicated to supporting community led change across Colorado, where she directs a community leadership program in social justice philanthropy called The Giving Project. A writer, scholar, and video artist, she is a former Pew Fellow in the Arts and her fifth book of poems is forthcoming with Nightboat books in 2021.