The Illuminate Podcast Episode Archive

Episode 80: Liz Bohannon – Opportunity Lives out on the Dance Floor

Liz Bohanan is the co-founder of Sseko Designs an ethical fashion brand that works to educate and empower women. She is also the author of the book Beginner’s Pluck and host of the podcast Plucking Up. In this episode we talk about seeking opportunity to live a purposeful life, we talk about motherhood, communal living … more »

Episode 79: Gina Mulligan; Girls Love Mail

Gina Mulligan is the founder of a nonprofit called Girls Love Mail, an author, and a breast cancer survivor. Gina was working on writing a book of letters when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. After her diagnosis, she began receiving letters from others (including strangers) and realized the impact that handwritten letters … more »

Episode 78: Tara Shupe; Let Her Dream

Tara Shupe is a humanitarian and outdoor photographer. She captures raw human stories, meaningful travel experiences, and focuses on women empowerment. She works with various organizations, brands, and people around the world to share their personal stories, the positive impact they are making, and more! She hopes to use her work to cultivate awareness and … more »

Episode 77: Chris Norton; Defeating the Odds

Chris Norton was a collegiate football player when he mistimed a tackle and collided with the opponent’s legs and immediately lost all feeling and movement from the neck down. He was given the diagnosis that he would never be able to move again. After incredible amounts of perseverance and dedication, alongside the support of his … more »

Episode 76 – Kristen Howerton: Making Space for Empathy

Today’s guest is a hilarious, social justice minded mom of four, writer and psychotherapist  — Kristen Howerton. Her journey to motherhood was not easy and she became a mom of four in four years through both adoption and natural birth. You may know her for her book or social media “Rage Against the Minivan.” (BTW, … more »

Episode 75: Erika Welsh; Wild Friends

Erika Welsh is one of the co-founders of Wild Friends. Wild Friends is a female-founded natural foods company that specializes in nut butters. They are a B-Corp (Certified Benefit Corporation) and through their company have a giveback program called Fuel Her Future where they donate 1% of their sales to programs that help to empower … more »


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