We Must Ignite is a documentary podcast about women, non-binary people, and trans men making creative fires. We showcase stories about the challenges and triumphs of pursuing your artistic passions. Ultimately, we hope this show will inspire you to make your own creative projects.




8. Cosplaying and Crafting with Crooked Feathers, ft. Alexis Noriega

Alexis Noriega uses her engineering training to fuel her art. She crafts and sells mechanical prop wings. She describes the challenge of choosing between art and engineering and efforts to encourage women to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

7. Preserving Armenia Within America, ft. Rafaella Safarian

Creative writer Rafaella Safarian talks with Rachel and Jaye about finding inspiration in her family and Armenian cultural heritage. Rafaella is the founder of HyeBred Magazine, a literary journal for Armenian artists.

6. Creating Clothes for a Cause, ft. Emma Bush

Emma Bush, the founder of Soapbox Clothing For A Cause, describes learning to sew and her experiences collaborating with other artists. Then, the hosts of We Must Ignite discuss their own body image issues.

5. The Women Behind the Microphones

The hosts of We Must Ignite pull back the curtains and bring you into their own lives. Listen to this episode to find out more about the art that they create.

4. Fear of a Black Queer Planet, ft. Dallas Diaz

Dallas Diaz talks about their music projects and about creating a future where black queer people are celebrated and loved.

3. When your art is your work, ft. Natalie Allen

When you've made a career out of your artwork, how do you keep yourself motivated and inspired? Raina talks with photographer Natalie Allen to find out.


Rachel and Jaye dive into the Phoenix zine scene and talk with Charissa Lucille of the Wasted Ink Zine Distro. They work together to figure out how to push past their fears of sharing their stories.

Also featuring special guest Zoe Sugg (zuzucartoons.com), the founder of They Have Issues.

1. The Shameless Women of Arizona Comedy, ft. Trejon Dunkley

Tiana and Jaye interview Trejon Dunkley, a comedian, artist, and writer who pushes past her own insecurities to tell some hilarious jokes. Come for the laughs; stay for the heartfelt life advice.

0. Wait, What is We Must Ignite? (Teaser)

"This show begins with one simple question, 'how do we make sure that women and nonbinary people have the space to pursue their own art?'"


About US


Raina Bowers

Raina Bowers is a freelance photographer and videographer with a love for thrifting and travel. She works at Buffalo Exchange while filling her free hours with engagement shoots, wedding videos, travel photography and awesome projects with other incredible local artists, like We Must Ignite. With a degree in filmmaking she’s trying to find her way in the world as a storyteller.

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Jaye McAuliffe

Jaye McAuliffe is a freelance journalist specializing in public radio. As We Must Ignite’s producer, she records most of the show’s sounds and interviews and mixes them together. She also records random noises in her free time, likes listening to old radio broadcasts, and is the kind of person who argues that everything you can hear is music. In short, she is a complete audio nerd. In addition to We Must Ignite, she edits Just Shoot It, a podcast about how to be a director in the film industry.

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Tiana Gaudioso

Tiana Gaudioso is a barista, performer, self-titled poet, jotter of thoughts, and emotional human. In addition to producing endless support for the creative women surrounding her, she also spends her free time absorbing as much art as possible and working at Starbucks. With an interest in social and popular culture, she can’t wait to see where her curiosity takes her.



Rachel Bunning

Rachel Bunning is an Arizona native and writer. She is a reader, a runner, and lover of the oxford comma. Rachel runs the We Must Ignite blog, and her areas of interest include: healthy and productive living, domestic violence awareness, literature, travel, open dialogue about humanity, and just life and earth citizenship in general. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in creative writing from Arizona State University. Her work has appeared in BLUE STOAT.


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