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If you've landed on this page, here's what I know about you...

You want to live a joy-filled, purposeful life + you deeply desire to come fully alive in your own shoes.

But the truth is…that’s not easy is it sister? Do you ever feel like you’re weighted down with fear? Fear of stepping out as you?

Hey-o + Welcome, friend!


I have learned pretty much all that I know about fighting for a woman’s worth from the artisans with which we partner.  Here’s why: they are courageously living out the counter narrative in their life.  

here's the deal:

I’m the Founder + CEO of The Flourish Market, a boutique in Downtown Raleigh, NC + an online shop.  

Our business mission is to elevate the worth of women - all women! Our shop is a bit unique in that all of the products we sell are made by and/or support women who have overcome.  

We have clothing made by sex trafficking survivors in Nepal, necklaces made in Nashville by women who have escaped abusive marriages, and leather bags made by once marginalized HIV positive women in Ethiopia, to name a few.

...and it's nice to meet you.  You're in good company here, friend!

Hi, i'm em!

Their country has told them being born a girl makes them less than. They claim a counter narrative that says “Being born a girl makes me strong + more than capable.”   

Their ex-husbands have told them they’re just a worthless piece of trash. They claim a counter narrative that says “I’m worthy of real love.”  

Their sex traffickers have told them they’re only safe under them as their oppressor. They dare to say “I am free + I flourish without you.”

They dare to say...

a new narrative

Where is God when life gets hard?  I love leaning into the uncomfortable + sharing the redeeming love of a Jesus that weeps with us.  I especially love engaging with audiences that have been burned + hurt by Christians.

Faith Based Talks


Are you a conference organizer for small business owners? Let’s connect! I love helping small business owners understand how to win others over - to not only their products + services, but even more so to their bigger brand story + mission.

Entrepreneur Trainings


It would be my great honor to motivate your tribe to live a life of positive influence + impact. We have a list of 25 specific topic ideas for you to choose from to best fit your audience’s needs.  

Podcast Guest


While I’m sadly no longer able to work 1:1 with entrepreneurs, I’m ridiculously pumped to launch 1 hour bootcamps this Fall! These online classes will take you from overwhelm to focused, purposeful action that will grow your business, your impact, + your legacy.

Educational Resources


Leather Bag Maker, Ethiopia


Jewelry Artisan, Nashville


Seamstress, Nepal


...and re-write new ones to take their place.

these women have been my guides and shown me how to battle against false stories...

tell us below

While the negative narratives we tell ourselves are more subtle than the ones I’ve just described, they are still oh so powerful over our lives.

They have a stronghold on us. And when we’re under their power, we have muted joy. And we find ourselves not living the type of courageous lives we deeply desire to live.

So together, let’s write a new story. Let’s come up with our counter narrative — our clap back, if you will — to these untrue narratives.

What will you dare to say?

your counter narrative

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We’ll hold your statement for you.

 We’ll believe in it for you.

 And we promise to be your truth tellers when you’re tired and confused.

We'll fight with you.

we've got your back

- Kat Harris, Host of The Refined Collective Podcast

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"Your message touched me and opened my eyes to how I can positively impact those in pain around me, even if I have my own junk I have to deal with."

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"I laughed, cried, and said 'Amen!' more than once. You're such an encouragement to so many!"

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"As I listened to your words I held back the tears in my eyes as I am at a crossroads in my business / life. As you were speaking, I felt peace. Em, you're a blessing and mighty teacher. You speak life!"

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"You are vulnerable and strong and brave and share truth and your heart."

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Believe it, sister!