Allison, I was one of the early members of ILLUMINATION and then also heard many of the negative comments about the publication. It left me confused because some of the naysayers were also people I respected.
Dr. M. asked me to edit at one point and I said no because I couldn't give it the time given my other commitments.
I've published a lot of articles in ILLUMINATION and had a number curated. Ihaven't received any negative blowback as I know others have. My loyalty is to Medium first and to the publications that help me grow my readership. I think ILLUMINATION has done that.
Thank you for giving us an inside view of the publication and clearing up some misunderstandings.