Erika Murcia

“Before we start telling our stories, we need to go inward. It’s an invitation to explore... and to go to that poetry or that poetic that is deeper than that trauma story.”

This episode of Strength in the Midst of Change features Erika Murcia (MSW ’17), a 2016 CEW+ Scholar, and MesoAmerican Poet. She shares her insights into her work with poetry and trauma, as well as her own podcast, Somos Semillas, We Are Seeds.

Resiliency is best demonstrated in times of change. Join CEW+ Advocacy Program Manager Liz Debetta as she talks to students, staff, faculty, and community members connected to the University of Michigan’s Center for the Education of Women+ (CEW+) in our podcast, Strength in the Midst of Change, to hear personal and professional stories of strength and growth. Through this podcast, CEW+ seeks to create a safe place where you will be inspired by the stories of everyday people

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  • Erika Murcia – I am a granddaughter, daughter, sister, auntie, and traveler. As a Mesoamerican poet, I walk my poetic talk wherever Earth Mother and the Great Mystery call my heart. Co-creator of Somos Semillas, We Are Seeds, a podcast about indigenous sovereignty and collective storytelling. You can connect with me at https://linktr.ee/mujeryselva and on LinkedIn.