To Emerge

To Emerge
This is To Emerge, a podcast where women share stories of rising up. Hosted by co-founder of Emerge Mothers Academy, Becca Erickson.
Advocating for women’s rights in the workplace with Cody Blades
Oct 16 • 28 min
Cody Blades in a Twin Cities-based attorney practicing civil rights law. She feels passionate about advocating for people in the workplace who have families and works to communicate their rights.
Fighting human trafficking one story at a time with Stephanie Page
Oct 9 • 20 min
Stephanie Page is co-founder of Stories Foundation. Stories Foundation works to bring an end to human trafficking in Minnesota. You can support the cause by visiting their food truck, Freedom Truck. Stay tuned for opening dates of their storefront,…
High Risk Pregnancy Advocate with Parijat Deshpande
Oct 2 • 31 min
Parijat Deshpande is a high-risk pregnancy advocate. She is an author, speaker, and podcaster. Hear Parijat share her story of experiencing a high-risk pregnancy and how it inspired her to become an advocate for others. Learn more about Parijat ,…
Empowering women to overcome financial adversity with Kailee Soderlund
Sep 25 • 26 min
Hear Kailee Soderlund share her personal story that leads her to become an advocate for women who are or have experienced a form of domestic abuse. Kailee is a financial adviser who believed you can learn to leverage your income with intention.
Sparking entrepreneurship, seizing motherhood with Kylee Leonetti
Sep 18 • 44 min
Kylee Leonetti is a Twin Cities-based entrepreneur. She is the founder of Girl Creative MSP, Leonetti Confetti, and Kylee and Christian Creative. Hear her journey through single motherhood to building creative businesses and empowering others along the…
Living with breast cancer and serving others along the way with Emily Garnett
Sep 11 • 34 min
Emily Garnett is a New York-based mother, attorney, blogger, and podcaster. Emily was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. She is using her journey to come alongside others with cancer. Hear her story of rising up in the midst of adversity.
Finding identity apart from motherhood with Laurel Goulson
Sep 4 • 32 min
Laurel Goulson is a Twin Cities-based photographer and producer of the To Emerge podcast. Hear Laurel share her experience in having twins, running a business, and learning to find her identity apart from these roles.…
Thursday Three 3 Helpful back to school tips
Aug 30 • 4 min
Becca Erickson shares 3 helpful tips to make back to school a smooth transition for your family. Whether your kids are in public, private, or homeschool, these tips will help you ease back into school season. Becca Erickson is co-founder of Emerge Mothers…
How to come alongside the single moms in your life with Becca Erickson of Emerge Mothers Academy
Aug 28 • 15 min
Becca Erickson is a co-founder of Emerge Mothers Academy, a Twin Cities nonprofit supporting single moms. In this episode, hear Becca share practical ways to support single moms in your life.
Thursday Three 3 Interpersonal Parallels of Chemistry and Physics
Aug 23 • 7 min
Hear our host, Becca Erickson, share 3 interpersonal parallels chemistry and physics offer to people of resilience. Becca is a co-founder of Emerge Mothers Academy, a non-profit empowering single moms in the Twin Cities.
Rising Up After Pregnancy Loss with Beth Zustiak
Aug 21 • 43 min
Beth Zustiak, of Twin Cities Moms Blog, shares walking through multiple losses in pregnancy. Hear her talk about her desire to be open to let other women know they aren’t alone. You can find mothering resources from Beth and her team at,…
Thursday Three - 3 Lessons When Meeting New Friends
Aug 16 • 6 min
Becca Erickson shares 3 lessons in meeting new friends. Becca is the host of the To Emerge podcast and co-founder of our sponsor, Emerge Mothers Academy. EMA is a Twin Cities nonprofit that equips single-moms. For more information, visit…
Fostering wonder and resiliency with Emily Anderson of Emerge Mothers Academy
Aug 14 • 32 min
Emily Anderson is a licensed independent social worker with Emerge Mothers Academy. She shares her passion for social work, seeing others come to believe they will overcome hardship, and gaining resiliency. For more information on Emerge Mothers Academy,…
Thursday Three 3 Inspiring Podcasts
Aug 9 • 2 min
Hear our host, Becca Erickson, share 3 podcasts that currently inspire her. Becca is a co-founder of Emerge Mothers Academy, a non-profit empowering single moms.
Helping families through substance abuse Pam Lanhart
Aug 7 • 41 min
Pam Lanhart works with Thrive Family Support walking alongside families who have a loved one struggling with substance abuse. Pam shares her story of parenting a son with an addiction and how it steered her life to come alongside others. For more…
Mental Health Advocate with Nicki Mikolai
Jul 31 • 42 min
Nicki Mikolai is a mental health advocate and single mom. Her shop, Elite Sparrow creates custom tees and donates a percentage to mental health advocates. Hear her story of walking with depression and being vulnerable as a means to end the stigma around…
Thursday Three - 3 baby names that got vetoed
Jul 26 • 6 min
Becca Erickson, Co-Found of Emerge Mothers Academy and the host of To Emerge, shares 3 baby names that got vetoed.
Emerge Mothers Academy
Jul 24 • 26 min
Becca Erickson is interviewed by Twin Cities Collective on starting Emerge Mothers Academy. EMA is the sponsor of To Emerge. EMA is a nonprofit based in Minnesota that works to equip single mothers with the tools they need to emerge as confident women and…
Postpartum depression advocate with Danielle Cotter
Jul 17 • 37 min
Danielle Cotter works as a licensed marriage and family therapist at Family Services and Co-director of Outreach for Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Minnesota. Hear her story of overcoming postpartum and being an advocate for other women.
Thursday Three - 3 books that got me through a hard time
Jul 12 • 5 min
Becca Erickson shares 3 books that have impacted here during a hard time. Books by authors Jenny Sandford, Brene Brown, and Pattie Mallette.
When Motherhood Turns to Advocacy with Gina Richards
Jul 10 • 24 min
Gina Richards shares her story of her son’s diagnosis of DiGeorge Syndrome and how it caused her to turn to advocacy for other mothers walking through the same diagnosis.
Thursday Three 3 Songs that got me through rock bottom
Jul 5 • 4 min
Thursday Three is a short segment of anything from three quick tips to feel inspired, to favorite books, meals, or songs. A quick list to make you laugh or feel solidarity. Always three things and always on a Thursday.
Embracing unexpected joy and trials in motherhood with Anna Kohler
Jul 3 • 18 min
Hear a Twin Cities mother share her story of finding out she was having twins and her rock bottom moment of learning her oldest daughter needed brain surgery.
Gaining endurance through trials as a mother with Adrienne Frank
Jun 26 • 34 min
Hear Adrienne Frank shares her story of surviving cancer and gaining endurance for the sake of her son. Adrienne is a mom who is intentional and aware of living out her love, by her actions and words.
The phone call no parent should ever hear with Alison Surratt
Jun 19 • 25 min
Alison Surratt, of ProjectLeoWilliam&, shares her story of losing her son. Alison’s grief lead her to start a project to support other families who have walked through loss.
Facing the Fear of Failure with Amanda LaGrange
Jun 12 • 28 min
Amanda LaGrange, CEO of Tech Dump and Tech Discounts, shares about her passion for creating jobs, being nominated for a Bush Fellowship, and opens up about facing the fear of failure.
Persistence Through Resistance with Dr. DelRae Messer
Jun 6 • 24 min
Dr. DelRae Messer is a business owner and single mama. She shares her inspiring story of determination, defining her own worth and blessing others.
Women Emerging Through Adversity
May 30 • 4 min
To Emerge is all about women, mothers, and enterprises choosing to rise up and emerge through adversity.