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Emerge Mothers Academy is proud to present the TO EMERGE podcast- monthly interviews centered on empowering mothers. Our desire is to have you walk away believing that you can do this, you have the ability to rise up and the capacity to emerge.

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Emerge Mothers Academy is proud to present the TO EMERGE podcast- monthly interviews centered on empowering mothers. Our desire is to have you walk away believing that you can do this, you have the ability to rise up and the capacity to emerge.

    Creating a business around philanthropy with Erica Morrow of Slow Road Photo

    Creating a business around philanthropy with Erica Morrow of Slow Road Photo

    Erica Morrow is the owner of Slow Road Photo, a family and student portrait company based in Minneapolis, MN. In her work, Erica is always on the hunt for honesty, joyful family moments, and beautiful natural light. When she’s not making animal noises and singing silly songs from behind the camera, you can find her embracing her own beautifully messy and altogether lovely Slow Road with her husband and her three elementary aged children.

    Emerge Mothers Academy is Slow Road Photo's 2020 Nonprofit Partner. They have committed to donating 50% of their profits to equip single mothers at Emerge Mothers Academy.

    About Slow Road Photo:

    Slow Road Photo is a family and school portrait studio based in Minneapolis. Our company was born out of a deep desire to invite us all to walk a little slower and allow ourselves to be filled with a sense of wonder at the beautiful things in our lives. Whether through school portraits that capture children with honesty and heart or through playful and gentle spirited newborn and family sessions, the photographers on the Slow Road Photo team are passionate about helping you honor all of the moments along your family’s road. Slow Road Photo is committed to living out of a place of gratitude and operating as a conduit to be a blessing in our community and to the world world at large. We don’t want our impact to be an afterthought, but instead we want it to be at the forefront of every single thing we do. That’s why in 2020, Slow Road Photo is giving 50% of all our profit to Emerge Mothers Academy. The best part is that through every photo session or school print order, our clients become world changers, too. Together we can make little impacts that will add up to a whole lot. And we can’t think of anything in life more exciting than being on a team with the Slow Road Photo family to do just that!

    Book a Buy one session, give one session! https://www.slowroadphoto.com/05-mothers-day-minis

    Sponsor a portrait for a single mother! https://emergemothersacademy.networkforgood.com/projects/89777-mothers-day-2020

    Emerge Mothers Academy is working to meet the needs of single mothers while they navigate unexpected obstacles during school and work closures due to Covid-19.  This is a time for generosity - we are counting on you to make your help stretch the extra mile. It’s not a time to fear scarcity- this is a time to let MN shine with our huge hearts. $25 Gift card, $50 for childcare help. $500 for lost wages. Every bit helps our moms!

    Donate now, http://emergetwincities.org/


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    • 28 min
    Determined to create a better life with Junita Flowers

    Determined to create a better life with Junita Flowers

    Single momma, entrepreneur and TEDx speaker Junita Flowers is much more than just survivor of domestic abuse.  She’s a woman of resilience and is guided totally by love. She found strength baking the recipes of her childhood, which led to a purpose-filled business. Junita was not only determined to create a better life for herself and her family, she also made a commitment to embrace hope for others.

    A portion of her company, Junita’s Jar profits are donated to support education and awareness initiatives dedicated to ending relationship violence. So, when you buy these deliciously wholesome cookies, you become a part of our mission to help women live their best lives

    Learn more about Junita's Jar, https://junitasjar.com/

    To Emerge is sponsored by Emerge Mothers Academy, a Twin-Cities nonprofit providing support services to single mothers in the Twin Cities. Learn more, http://emergetwincities.org/

    Read the full episode transcript, https://otter.ai/s/uvBIk1OBSPCsl0gQnvH-FA 

    More on the To Emerge Podcast, http://emergetwincities.org/toemergepodcast/


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    • 26 min
    Walking in Confidence as a Single Mother

    Walking in Confidence as a Single Mother

    The To Emerge Podcast is excited to announce a new direction! We are shifting our focus to monthly interviews centered on empowering mothers. Our desire is to have you walk away believing that you can do this, you have the ability to rise up and the capacity to emerge.

    Today’s episode features Sindy, a single mother from Emerge Mothers Academy. Sindy is a Colombian powerhouse who through the pain of divorce and the struggles of single parenting, has found an unshakable joy. She welcomes you to walk with her through her past and present stories hoping you find confidence and tenacity to power through your story too.

    “You don’t come into this with a lot of confidence. However, through this process, you gain confidence. And I’m over here on this side. I’m not the woman I was two years ago. I’m so much stronger because every time I got through a day, I was like, Okay, I did yesterday, so I think I can do today.”

    Visit our blog for the full transcript of this episode, http://emergetwincities.org/blog/toemergepodcast-sindy/

    Learn more about Emerge Mothers Academy by visiting our website, http://emergetwincities.org/

    Play a crucial role in sustaining services at Emerge Mothers Academy by becoming a Brick-Layer https://bit.ly/2RdR1Mb 

    Emerge Mothers Academy is a Twin Cities-based 501 (c)3 nonprofit providing support services to single mothers.




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    • 33 min
    Empowering women to connect and build community with Lani Basa of The BWC

    Empowering women to connect and build community with Lani Basa of The BWC

    Lani Basa is the Owner of The Business Women’s Circle (The BWC), an organization that connects, builds communities, and creates experiences for women to grow. Celebrating 10 years, The BWC continues to focus on supporting women in business through peer Circles, workshops, and their Annual Forum.  Previously, Lani spent 22 years at the Target Corporation as an “intrapreneur.” Her tenure includes time on the Marshall Field’s Stores Leadership Team, Director of Organizational Effectiveness, and her last position—creating the HR Operations Division at Target. In all roles, she has always focused on strategic development, leadership coaching, and professional development.  The loves of Lani’s life are her people (family, ohana family, friends, pets...), learning (almost anything), the Pacific Northwest, food, books, and co-working spaces. Lani eventually plans to do more traveling, after having lived a nomadic life having lived in 9 states and 6 countries – all by the time she graduated from college – she knows the wanderlust will hit again.

    Learn more about The Business Women's Circle https://www.thebwc.org/

    Instagram: @thebwcorg • Facebook: @thebusinesswomenscircle • Twitter: @bwcircles

    Give to Emerge Mothers Academy year-end campaign to secure a permanent facility in 2020. https://emergemothersacademy.networkforgood.com/

    Emerge Mothers Academy is a nonprofit providing support services to single mothers in the Twin Cities.  http://emergetwincities.org/


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    • 28 min
    Uncovering anxiety and finding your voice with Pam Carlson

    Uncovering anxiety and finding your voice with Pam Carlson

    "I feel hopeful that going through this will help someone else." Pam Carlson is a Chicago native, who now resides in Cincinnati OH with her husband and three small children.  She is a casual blogger and stays very involved in small groups for women and mothers.  Pam is an avid user of chapstick and loves coffee.  After her most recent mental health shift, and an uncovering of anxiety she has begun to use her voice to help others spot anxiety and panic attacks sooner. Pam hopes that her experience identifying anxiety will help other women to move forward with seeking a path forward with anxiety.

    To Emerge is sponsored by Emerge Mothers Academy, a Twin Cities nonprofit providing support services to single mothers. Link arms with us to empower single mothers, https://emergemothersacademy.networkforgood.com/

    Learn more about Emerge Mothers Academy, http://emergetwincities.org/


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    • 21 min
    Finding courage to reinvent yourself with Vanessia Norris

    Finding courage to reinvent yourself with Vanessia Norris

    It takes grit to start over, especially as a business owner and single mother. In this episode of the To Emerge Podcast, we hear from owner and founder of Wellness With V, Vanessia Norris. When circumstances beyond her control changed, Vanessia saw it as an opportunity to take a bold step and make a fresh start in Minnesota. Vanessia shares how community, her faith, and love for her daughter give her the determination she needs to thrive as an individual and business owner. We learn that the power of being heard makes a lasting impact and is the driving force behind Wellness With V.

    Vanessia shares with vulnerability her story of becoming a single mom and walking with her daughter as her daughter battles mental illness. We hope you feel encouraged that even if you are walking a hard road, you can reinvent yourself and have a fresh start. 

    Vanessia specializes in 25+ years of skin care, therapeutic massage, an assortment of other body care treatments. To learn more about Wellness With V, visit https://www.wellnesswithv.com/

    To Emerge is sponsored by Emerge Mothers Academy, a Twin Cities nonprofit providing support services to single mothers. http://emergetwincities.org/


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Customer Reviews

emand823 ,

Inspiring!

This podcast is so well done! It is inspiring and empowering no matter what you are facing or life stage. I feel encouraged by the narratives brought to light in this space! Do some self-care and listen!

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Intelligence and strength with heart

I really enjoyed the interview with Kylee Leonetti. What a great inspiration she is for all women – – a loving mother a creative heart and a kind soul. Thanks Becca for the talk with Kylee!

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Inspiring

The stories of others empower us and make us feel not alone. There are few things more inspirational than personal struggles and victories. Excited for the direction this podcast is headed. The speaker has the perfect voice for podcasts and is very articulate.

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