Ep. 21 Highly Influenced w/ Josie Pellicano


“It’s important to use our platforms as a way to connect to others and to be able to share.”

This week we dropped two episodes! I sit down with my childhood friend and true inspiration, Josi Pellicano! I met Josi in middle school, and have always admired how strong and resilient she is. She has a really interesting story to share that I know you guys will learn a lot from. We talk about her dad’s incarceration for most of Josi’s life, her shifting family dynamic now that he’s out, and how she has overcome all this trauma and adversity. Josi also shares her experience getting her Master’s degree, and how that has guided her path as a strong influencer today!

I love that Josi is using her platform to share her story. When a family member goes to prison, the entire family goes along too. Josie is creating a safe space to discuss this issue, and reminding us all to embrace when we’re not okay.

Here are some more points we covered:

  • Shifting family dynamics and how we cope.

  • How our families were different from the “norm” in our cushy California neighborhood.

  • Josi’s current relationship with her father.

  • US incarceration rates and what prison does to families.

  • Shame culture and why it needs to change!

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To keep up with Josi and her killer Instagram feed, follow @averagejoblog.

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