She Speaks | A Let Her Speak Podcast

She Speaks | A Let Her Speak Podcast

We are celebrating women's fearlessness, resiliency, and readiness to change the world. Hosted by Catherine Porth, Founder of Let Her Speak. This podcast is an expansion of the She Speaks Series, a project that elevated and celebrated women's stories across the US during the pandemic. The first season of the She Speaks Podcast is about honoring how far we've come over the last 2+ years. Throughout the season, you will hear interviews with women we captured during the pandemic followed by a new episode where we catch up with them 2 years later to talk about what has changed, what they've learned, and what they're doing now. Join us weekly on this journey of amplifying women's authentic stories. Together - we will make our voices heard!


February 8, 2023 63 min

It's Our Final Episode of Season 1!

Thank you so much for tuning in to the first season of the She Speaks Podcast. Throughout this season, we have been commemorating the journeys we have all been on over the last 2+ years by listening to interviews from women collected during the pandemic and checking in with them now. We've also brought in other leaders in our community to talk about topics like imposter syndrome and em...

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In our last episode, we interviewed a woman who whose life story and philosophy on living is something all of us need to hear. Berta Medina is an accountability coach for those who dream big and a powerful person to have in your corner. But where has life taken her since 2020?

The answer is a journey of transformation. Two days before the world shut down in 2020, Berta asked her husband for a divorce. However, because of their love ...

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In September 2020,  Catherine Porth sat down (virtually) with past Women's Summit Storyteller and dear friend, Berta Medina - Founder of Dreamers Succeed and the coach we all need in our lives. Any time spent with Berta is sure to be filled with laughter, motivation, support, and hugs. You also need to be careful about telling your dreams and passions to Berta because she will hold you accountable to go after them.

Berta's s...

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In our last episode, we interviewed a woman who isn't afraid to talk about the "embarrassing" stuff, Shannon Hamaker, who is a Sexual Health Educator and Relationship Coach. But where has life taken her since 2020?

The answer is on a journey of intention and self-discovery. During the pandemic, Shannon found herself at a crossroads both in her business and her personal life. This crossroad led to many internal questions ...

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In September 2020, Catherine Porth sat down (virtually) with Sexual Health Educator (& sexual awakening advocate), Shannon Hamaker, to have a conversation about women's sexual health. A topic that many of us need to be talking about more but might be too ashamed to bring up. In their conversation, they cover all the things many of us often wonder about in our own sexuality and desires but may not feel comfortable enough to ...

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In our last episode, we interviewed the remarkable Drocella MugoreWera who at the time was the Executive Director of Bridge Refugee Services. But where has life taken her since 2021?

The answer is one that may motivate many of you to chase your own dreams and answer a call to do something bigger. On June 10th, 2022, Drocella stepped down from her role as an executive director to pursue a bigger calling.  That calling included becomi...

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In February 2021, Catherine Porth sat down with (at the time) non-profit Executive Director, Storyteller, and Coach, Drocella MugoreWera. The two had been introduced almost a year prior as a mutual friend when Catherine was searching for a storyteller to talk about breaking down barriers for a virtual Let Her Speak event in the midst of the pandemic. During their conversation, they covered topics from Drocella's journey since a...
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At one point or another, almost all of us have experienced feeling like an imposter. Through the interviews we have shared so far in this podcast, the topic of imposter syndrome has come up time and time again.

On this special (Not-so-mini) Expert  Episode, Catherine sits down with local financial sector leader (and our podcast sponsor), Tiffany Gardner, to talk about the different ways the imposter mindset has come up in her life a...

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In our last episode, we got to learn all about Steph Blue and the amazing work she was doing to support women and small businesses. But where has life taken her since 2020?

The answer is - on a wild ride. In April 2021, Steph and her husband, Chris, welcomed a brand new baby daughter into their family. In addition to becoming a new mom, Steph also changed jobs and started a new blog community. While her passion for empowering women ...

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In July 2020, Catherine Porth met Steph Blue for the first time to record an interview for the She Speaks Project. Out of this conversation - both women recognized they were kindred spirits in more ways than one. At the time, Steph was embarking on her own entrepreneurial journey of empowering women and helping small businesses tell their stories - two things that both women are extremely passionate about.

During her interview, Step...

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In our last episode, we heard the story of Saray Taylor-Roman, an internationally celebrated master portrait photographer and the owner of Taylor-Roman Portrait. But what changes has Saray undergone since our conversation in early 2021?

The answer is a wide-world of opportunity. Towards the end of 2021, Saray faced a question that many entrepreneurs who reach her level of success do - what comes next? For Saray, the answer to that q...

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In April 2021, Catherine Porth sat down with Saray Taylor-Roman - a phenomenal portrait photographer and the owner of Taylor-Roman Portraits. While from the gorgeous photos Saray takes you'd think she always knew she was going to become a photographer - she actually started out as a Spanish teacher who hated having her own photo taken.

Saray's own entrepreneurial journey started out as a hobby and a desire to change her care...

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What happens when we find ourselves on a different path than we ever thought we'd be on? Through the interviews we have shared with Erika Biddix, Rachel Fletcher, and Jasmine Newton - we have heard stories of change, growth, and evolution from women who each have found themselves on new paths for their businesses and lives.

On this special Expert (and not-so-mini) Episode, Catherine asked her dear friend and person-who-makes-yo...

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In our last episode, we got to learn about Jasmine Newton, Owner of Javon Renee Portraits, and how she built her business out of a necessity that turned into a passion and her purpose. But what has happened in Jasmine's life since that interview?

The answer is bittersweet. Shortly after the interview we recorded with Jasmine in 2021 when her business was flourishing - she found herself at odds with her body. While she was going,...

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In April 2021, Catherine Porth sat down with Jasmine Newton - a dear friend and the amazingly talented photographer behind Javon Renee Portraits. In the midst of a pandemic, Jasmine found herself with a business that was BOOMING. Everyone seemed to be ready to invest in new portraits and headshots for themselves.

At the time of this recording, we were releasing interviews on our YouTube Channel - but we intentionally held back this ...

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In our last episode, we had the opportunity to learn about Rachel Fletcher, Owner of Knox Upholstery, and how she found herself in the highly skilled and labor-intensive world of upholstery. But what has happened in Rachel's life since that interview?

The answer is a whirlwind of chaos and change. Since 2020, Rachel's life has undergone not only the massive growth of her business but also a complete reinvention in her person...

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In August 2020, Catherine Porth sat down with Rachel Fletcher - an incredibly talented upholsterer who owns a very successful business in Knoxville, TN. At the time of this interview, Catherine and Rachel didn't really know each other. In fact, this recording is the first time they ever met.

This conversation would end up being the first of many between these two women. While neither knew it at the time, this interview would ser...

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In our last episode, we had the opportunity to learn about Erika Biddix, Founder of Aught, and her then vision for Girl Boss Offices as she was navigating the unknown world in the early months of the pandemic. But what has happened in Erika's life since that interview?

The answer is a WHOLE LOT and then some. Shortly after we recorded her interview in August 2020, Erika lost her father and almost lost her business from a cease ...

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Back in August 2020, Catherine Porth sat down with long-time Let Her Speak supporter and friend, Erika Biddix - Owner of Girl Boss Offices (now Aught). Erika is one of the greatest supporters of women entrepreneurs you will ever meet. 

Little did Erika or Catherine know at the time of this interview that later that year Erika would face one of the most difficult periods in her business and personal life. She and Catherine will unpa...

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Welcome to the She Speaks Podcast!

In our first episode, host and founder of Let Her Speak, Catherine Porth, discusses the history of the She Speaks project which ultimately led to this podcast. The first season of this podcast centers around commemorating the journey we have all been on the last 2+ years and celebrating how far we've come over by looking back at where we've been.

Join us on this 20-episode journey as we ...

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