The Constellation Coalition Podcast
022 - Mary Nelson, The Mercy Kids

022 - Mary Nelson, The Mercy Kids

July 26, 2021

Hey Change Maker!  My guest this week is Mary Nelson, founder of The Mercy Kids, a nonprofit providing care for children with disabilities in Nicaragua.

 

ABOUT MARY:

After moving to Kenya in 2006, for a year, to adopt, Mary’s life course took a turn in a new direction. Seeing poverty first hand led her to fair trade which then took her to Nicaragua where she now is part of an amazing team running a medical center for kids with disabilities.

 

ABOUT THE MERCY KIDS:

The Mercy Kids helps to bring hope, healing and dignity to kids with disabilities in a rural area in Nicaragua.

 

CONNECT WITH MARY:

Website:  https://themercykids.org/

Facebook:  https://m.facebook.com/themercykids/

Instragram:  https://www.instagram.com/themercykids/

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

International Fair Trade Sale

“The Hiding Place” by Corrie Ten Boom

“Tramp for the Lord” by Corrie Ten Boom

 

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021 - Jessica Courtney, Preemptive Love Coalition

021 - Jessica Courtney, Preemptive Love Coalition

July 12, 2021

Hey Change Maker!  My guest this week is Jessica Courtney from Preemptive Love Coalition.  Preemptive Love is a global community of peacemakers working to stop the spread of violence and end war.  My husband and I LOVE PLC so much that we’ve been monthly supporters for about 5 years now!

 

ABOUT JESSICA:

Jessica Courtney is founder of Preemptive Love. As Chief Program Officer, Jessica oversees

Preemptive Love’s work to end war around the world. She has helped thousands of families

rebuild their lives after war. Jessica lives in Iraq with her husband Jeremy and their two children.  (Longer bio here: https://preemptivelove.org/jessica-courtney/)

 

ABOUT PREEMPTIVE LOVE COALITION:

Preemptive Love is a global community of peacemakers working to stop the spread of violence and end war.  They provide jobs, relief, and community-building support in conflict zones around the globe.

 

CONNECT WITH JESSICA & PLC:

Website:  https://preemptivelove.org/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/preemptivelove

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/preemptivelove/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/preemptivelove

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Sisterhood Collective:  https://preemptivelove.shop/

Workwell:  https://www.instagram.com/workwell_iraq/

StrengthsFinder:  https://www.gallup.com/cliftonstrengths

 

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020 - Anne Drane, Sawa Sawa Collection

020 - Anne Drane, Sawa Sawa Collection

June 28, 2021

Hey Change Maker!  My guest this week is Anne Drane, founder of Sawa Sawa Collection, a nonprofit fashion brand empowering Kenyan women through dignified employment.  In this episode, we specifically discuss Period Poverty and Cultural Appropriation.

 

ABOUT SAWA SAWA:

“Sawa Sawa” means “it will be okay” in Swahili. Sawa Sawa Collection is a non-profit fashion brand in Austin, Texas handmade by artisan women in Kenya. Their mission is to empower the women to make a sustainable living using skills handed down through generations.

 

CONNECT WITH ANNE:

Website:  https://sawasawausa.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/sawasawausa

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/sawasawausa

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Tesoros Maya:  https://www.tesorosmaya.com/

Noonday Collection:  https://www.noondaycollection.com/

Zuri Styles:  https://zuristyles.com/

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?

 

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019 - Tiffany Bluhm, Author of “Prey Tell”

019 - Tiffany Bluhm, Author of “Prey Tell”

June 14, 2021

Hey Change Maker!  My guest this week is Tiffany Bluhm, speaker, podcaster, and author of the book Prey Tell:  Why We Silence Women Who Tell the Truth and How Everyone Can Speak Up.

 

ABOUT TIFFANY:

Tiffany Bluhm is the author of Prey Tell: Why We Silence Women Who Tell the Truth and How Everyone Can Speak Up. She is a sought after speaker, writer, and podcast co-host of the popular podcast Why Tho, a show answering the existential and nonsensical questions we ask ourselves, with author and speaker, Ashley Abercrombie. She speaks at conferences and events, and her work has been featured in World Vision Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, Sojourners, Red Letter Christians, the YouVersion Bible app, Jenny McCarthy Show, and more. As a minority, immigrant woman with a interracial family, she is passionate about women’s equality, justice, and dignity. 

 

CONNECT WITH TIFFANY:

Website:  http://www.tiffanybluhm.com

Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/tiffanybluhm

Twitter:  www.twitter.com/tiffanybluhm

Podcast:  https://www.tiffanybluhm.com/podcast

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Prey Tell Book

Prey Tell Book Trailer

Prey Tell Discussion Guide

Times Up Legal Defense Fund

 

How Do We Help Survivors?

  • The 4 Ls
    • Lament
    • Listen
    • Learn
    • Lend Our Strength

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018 - Cassidy Perry, The Arise Box

018 - Cassidy Perry, The Arise Box

May 31, 2021

Hey Change Maker!  My guest this week is Cassidy Perry, founder of The Arise Box.  The Arise Box is a lifestyle subscription box that fights human trafficking.  Cassidy is a living example of what it means to just do something, even if you don’t know how!

 

ABOUT CASSIDY:

Cassidy is the founder of The Arise Box, a lifestyle subscription box that fights human trafficking. She believes everyone can make a difference in the world in small, everyday ways. She spends her time attempting to be graceful on aerial silks, reading or hanging out with her three-legged dog. 

 

ABOUT THE ARISE BOX:

The Arise Box is a lifestyle subscription box that fights human trafficking. At the start of each season, you get a box with 4-5 hand-picked, ethical items you can use in every day life and every subscription helps build care packages for human trafficking survivors.

 

CONNECT WITH CASSIDY:

Website:  https://thearisebox.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheAriseBox/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/thearisebox/

Tik Tok:  https://www.tiktok.com/@thearisebox

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Jessica Honneger:  https://jessicahonegger.com/

Welly Bottle:  https://www.wellybottle.com/

Tirza Design:  https://www.tirzadesign.com/

Thanks for listening to The Constellation Coalition Podcast!

 

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017 - Molly Stillman, Still Being Molly & Business With Purpose

017 - Molly Stillman, Still Being Molly & Business With Purpose

May 17, 2021

Hey Change Maker!  My guest this week is Molly Stillman, founder and creator of Still Being Molly, a life and style blog, and the Business With Purpose Podcast. 

 

ABOUT MOLLY:  

Molly Stillman is the founder and creator of Still Being Molly, a life and style blog started in 2007, and the host of the Business with Purpose podcast, started in 2016. She is a speaker, teacher, writer, and loud laugher with a passion for inspiring women to know that they were created on purpose, with a purpose, and for a purpose. Molly’s writing has appeared in publications such as Patheos, ChristianParenting.org, Compassion International, Faith Wire, and Scary Mommy. She is honored to have been featured in such publications and media as US News & World Report, The 700 Club, Cary Magazine, Midtown Magazine, and was named as one of “the Carolina’s 75 Most Stylish People” by Carolina STYLE Magazine. She is a wife to John, mama to Lilly and Amos, dog mom to Tater and Audrey, lover of Jesus, Diet Coke and all of the Chipotle burritos. You can find her on the internets at stillbeingmolly.com. 

 

CONNECT WITH MOLLY:

Website:  http://www.stillbeingmolly.com

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/stillbeingmolly

Instagram:  http://instagram.com/stillbeingmolly

Twitter:  @stillbeingmolly

Podcast:  https://www.stillbeingmolly.com/business-with-purpose-podcast/

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:  

Ethical Brand Directory:  https://www.stillbeingmolly.com/ethical-brand-directory/

Purchase With Purpose Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/purchasewithpurpose

Fair Trade Friday:  https://www.fairtradefriday.club/

Causebox:  https://causebox.com/

Corey Paul:  https://literacykings.com/

The Root Collective:  https://therootcollective.com/

ABLE:  https://www.livefashionable.com/

Sseko Designs:  https://ssekodesigns.com/

Liz Bohannon:  http://lizbohannon.co/

 

Thanks for listening to The Constellation Coalition Podcast!

 

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LEARN MORE: www.theconstellationcoalition.org

SPONSOR AN ENTREPRENEUR:  https://theconstellationcoalition.org/sponsorship/

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016 - Arian Armstrong, The Good King Paper Company

016 - Arian Armstrong, The Good King Paper Company

May 3, 2021

Hey Change Maker!  My guest this week is Arian Armstrong of The Good King Paper Company, a social enterprise stationery company seeking to change the world by inspiring others to be aggressively kind!

 

ABOUT ARIAN:

Arian Armstrong is an illustrator and mom of 4 boys who lives near Cincinnati and is always trying to figure out how to best use her art for good.

 

ABOUT THE GOOD KING PAPER COMPANY:

Art prints, stationery, and free printables designed to inspire you to be aggressively kind.

 

CONNECT WITH ARIAN:

Website:  http://www.thegoodkingpaperco.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/thegoodkingpaperco/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/thegoodkingpaperco

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Joy Making:  https://www.facebook.com/JoyMakingbyTheia

Jeevan Aadhar:  https://www.jeevan-aadhar-international.org/

Bible Project:  https://www.bibleproject.com

Josh Garrels:  https://www.joshgarrels.com/

Thanks for listening to The Constellation Coalition Podcast!

 

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015 - Emilee Connell de Umanzor, SoloHope

015 - Emilee Connell de Umanzor, SoloHope

April 19, 2021

Hey Change Maker!  My guest this week is Emilee Connell de Umanzor, founder of SoloHope.  This is a super fun conversation where we discuss the importance of empowering women, why relationships are key, and the basic steps we often forget when working with marginalized communities.

 

ABOUT EMILEE

Emilee is the follower of Jesus, wife of Ever, mommy of 3, founder of SoloHope, and lover of 3-hour coffee dates. After listening to the many challenges women in rural Honduras face, Emilee saw the need for jobs. In 2012, she had a random idea to make bracelets out of pine needles and thread. Alongside artisans Dilcia and Maribel, they began the roller coaster journey of SoloHope that has grown to include 10 artisans as well as women's co-op partnerships. Emilee and her family call Honduras home but are currently Stateside for an extended season and are taking the opportunity to eat as much Chickfila as possible. 

 

ABOUT SOLOHOPE

SoloHope is a non-profit organization building relationships, strengthening communities, and renewing hope through job creation and community development. SoloHope partners with artisans in Honduras to create beautiful designs for home + body starting conversations that matter. 

 

CONNECT WITH EMILEE

Website:  http://www.solohope.org

Nonprofit Website:  http://www.solohopehonduras.org

***Use DISCOUNT CODE TCC20 for 20% off your next purchase***

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/solohope2012

Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/solohopeorg

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014 - Dr. David Githuku, ACE Online Academy

014 - Dr. David Githuku, ACE Online Academy

April 5, 2021

Hey Change Maker!  My guest this week is Dr. David Githuku or ACE Online Academy.  ACE Online Academy is an entrepreneurial training program that empowers African entrepreneurs to prosper in their businesses.  Our conversation specifically focuses on the challenges facing Kenyan women when it comes to work and earning a stable and reliable income.

 

ABOUT DAVID:

David is the Founder of ACE Online Academy LLC. The Vision of ACE is to equip and empower over 10,000 African & African Diaspora Entrepreneurs to start, grow and sustain their businesses over the next 5 years. Prior to starting ACE, David was Director of R&D at P&G where he led the launch of several $100 million new product innovations into the market. He is a Serial Entrepreneur and has ventured into global plastics recycling, real estate & technical and business consulting. David is a Faith-Driven Marketplace Leader, Coach and Mentor.

 

ABOUT ACE ONLINE ACADEMY:

ACE Online Academy LLC equips and empowers African entrepreneurs to prosper in their businesses through training, coaching and mentoring that is anchored in Kingdom principles.

CONNECT WITH DAVID:

Website:  https://www.aceonlineacademy.com

Facebook (group):  https://www.facebook.com/groups/506763423594959/members/

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Cluster Foundation:  https://www.theclusterfoundation.org/

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013 - Sponsor Panel

013 - Sponsor Panel

March 22, 2021

Hey Change Maker!  On this very special episode, I am interviewing 3 of our very own Constellation Sponsors to talk about why they became Sponsors, what their experience has been thus far, and why they believe so passionately in empowering women!

 

Come hear what Cassie, Sarah, and Natalie have to say!

 

ABOUT THE CONSTELLATION COALITION:

The Constellation Coalition believes that the solution to ending extreme poverty is women.  TCC creates opportunities for 1 to 1 sponsorships that empower and invest in women entrepreneurs in the developing world.  When you sponsor an Entrepreneur through The Constellation Coalition, you take an active role in the fight against poverty.  You make a tangible difference in the life of a real woman.  You make a friend and you change the world.

 

CONNECT WITH TCC:

Website:  https://theconstellationcoalition.org/

Sponsorship:  https://theconstellationcoalition.org/sponsorship/

Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/TheConstellationCoalition

Insiders Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConstellationCoalitionInsiders

Email:  info@theconstellationcoalition.org

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