I must admit, the first mentions of you and ILLUMINATION that crossed my bows were negative.

But the more I looked into what you were doing, the more I realised you knew what you were doing.

The proof is in the pudding. Since joining ILLUMINATION as a writer and later editor, my Medium income has skyrocketed, and along with it I have lifted myself out of a pandemic depression.

There are some brilliant writers on your two publications. Assembling curated stories into ILLUMINATION-Curated was a masterstroke; the reader is guaranteed the best.

Your support for your writers is outstanding, and your leadership of a diverse team inspiring.

People may say that I've been drinking the Koolaid, but the data is solid, and I cannot argue with the way that Medium has been shovelling money into my account.


Britni Pepper has always enjoyed telling stories. About people, places and pleasures.

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