Lady Brains & Alison on the parts most founders don’t talk about.

Dearest you. 

This episode is a bit of a full circle moment for me. Caitlin and Anna interviewed me back in 2018 for what was then a soon-to-launch podcast but is now the very well established Lady Brains. I was still working in publishing and I had begun recording for Offline but it was still my little secret so to be sitting here five years later having an honest conversation about the texture and terrain we’ve all moved through as podcasters and founders is a real honour. 

Like, we did it! We're still here!

We had what I think is a really uncommon and kind of complex conversation about being a founder while also helping other founders. While we serve very differently, we share many of the same challenges and experiences.

I am proud of this conversation because it feels like the antidote to polish and shine of typical founder interviews. We don’t talk in grabs and we take time to think about what we want to say. There’s lot of purposeful pauses. 

Maybe it is just me, but this feels very compelling and encouraging as we come out of the era that hurt more of us than it helped — Girl Boss and the grind culture that came with it. 

We hope you love out very honest conversation and that it allows you a moment to lean out and make contact with something real and unscripted. 

Thank you for being here.

Alison xo


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