Today we’d like to introduce you to Michelle Abrams.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Michelle. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I experienced difficulty in early life with being bullied in women friendships as well as the loss of my mother at age nine. I lived in many states before finally settling in Colorado, where I was so inspired by the women I met, who were incredibly inspirational, strong, compassionate and kind. Originally, I started an Instagram page featuring women doing awesome things. That kept me motivated. I founded Women of Colorado™ not knowing what it would one day become! I was driven by all the new things I was able to take on with the support of others! I wanted to take our community to the next level and create a space that wasn’t limited to an Instagram account, one which included experiences and opportunities for us to grow together in a tangible way. I started curating events, created an ambassador program and began sharing the stoke with our Colorado community. That is how Women of Colorado became what it is today!
Before long, we became the largest women’s events group in the state, sponsored by incredible local & international companies like New Belgium Fat Tire, Breckenridge Distillery & prAna. This was all because of me pursuing a new narrative, and my belief that women should use their skills and stoke to spread knowledge among our community of athletes and artists. I truly believe that the community created by Women of Colorado represents some of the greatest female athletes and artists in the world, and I work to share my vision of all-inclusive, women’s empowerment with all that I come into contact with. Women of Colorado provides a community of people brought together by their kindness, talents, and their drive to improve their environment and to lend a helping hand to our community. I’ve not only changed my narrative of not having the support of women, but I hope to also help others pursue their goals and to enrich their lives in the process of pursuing my goals and dreams.
I am an E-RYT 200 Professional Yoga Instructor, internationally published model and fashion stylist, musician and avid lover of living an active & creative lifestyle. I find a wealth of knowledge and fun in the adventures which take me outside of my comfort zone. I enjoy traveling as well as the comfort of my home in SW Colorado.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Honestly, nothing is perfect, but the journey has been amazing. Creating friendships, receiving so much unconditional love, support & recognition for what I started is incredible. I couldn’t be happier or more grateful for what I & our Women of Colorado ambassadors have achieved. I could never do it without my incredible team supporting me and the women’s community in Colorado!
What else should our readers know?
Women of Colorado hosts a variety of events across the state– from casual Meet & Greets to weekend Retreats & high-risk Adventures! We are known for our ability to unite people with similar interests, for giving back to our communities & local businesses, for creating new & meaningful friendships & for providing people with unique experiences & memorable opportunities in the local region. We are proud to be recognized as the #1 Women’s Events Community in Colorado and are also proud to have many incredible sponsors including Fat Tire from New Belgium Brewing Company and as Davidson’s Organics.
What set us apart is our ability to provide events for women with all different types of interests, including athletic events in the outdoors, networking and artistic events. Our office is in Durango, however, we currently host events in Durango, Telluride, Grand Junction, Buena Vista, Salida, Aspen, Leadville, Vail, Breckenridge, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Ft. Collins & Denver.
What were you like growing up?
Growing up, I was kind of a tomboy until my teenage years. As a teenager, I discovered fashion and loved to wear trendy clothing & followed pop culture. Even then, I still hung out with “the boys.” I was a dancer for most of my life and was always an artist as well as a scientist. In my late teens, I became more philosophical and studied many cultures and religions. I was very smart, got good grades, and have always been an overachiever! My dream career was an astronaut or a marine biologist in my youth, ended up with a degree in Geology & also an associate in the art of Ancient Philosophy.
- Website: www.womenofcolorado.co
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/womenofcolorado
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/womenofcolorado
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