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Trailblazers in Colorado Springs

The editorial team has a special attachment to our new series, The Trailblazers: Rewriting the Narrative, because so many of us feel that media portrayals of women have been too one dimensional. Today, women are doing incredible things in all fields – from science and technology to finance, law, business, athletics and more.  With the Trailblazers series, we hope to highlight and celebrate female role models, encourage more equal and just representation in the media, and help foster a more tight-knit community locally helping women find mentors, business partners, friends and more.

Below, you’ll find some incredible trailblazers from in and around Centennial that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Lauren Stewart

I started In The Reads shortly after graduating from the University of Wyoming with a degree that I wasn’t quite sure what to do with. After a few months of moving across several states post-graduation, my partner and I ended up living with his mom in Denver for the summer of 2017 while we house hunted in Colorado Springs. Read more>>

Becky Kyle

Owning and operating a family photography business was never my end goal. In 2009, I was an enthusiastic photography hobbyist who was pursuing an international adoption. Knowing that my part-time job in the school district was not going to provide enough funds to bring our baby boy home from Ethiopia. Read more>>

Lexi Bullis

I am an Alpine Snowboarder from a small town in Wisconsin called Slinger. Growing up, skiing and snowboarding was a large part of our families lives. In 5th grade, I started ski racing and loved it. My sophomore year of high school, our high school made a snowboard team and I wanted to try it. We had no idea what we were getting into when we started. Read more>>

Sheri McAmis

I had been attending a class where we were regularly lifting heavy things, swinging kettlebells and even doing pull ups! As I saw myself getting stronger and pushing my own limits I was hooked! I never wanted to be ‘weak’ again. I completed the Russian Kettlebell Certification a couple of years later in hopes that I could help others find their strength too. Read more>>

Sandi Wilson

I instantly fell in love with music and knew that this would be what my life centered around from that moment forward. Within the first year I picked up violin, I also began developing a passion for singing, acting, and dancing. I began singing in children’s choirs and performing in children’s theatre productions. Read more>>

Cyllia Gardner

I’m a portrait photographer located in Montrose, CO. I was born in Owensboro, KY (yes, where Johnny Depp is from 🙂 ) I lived there until I was about two years old and then we headed to Deltona, Florida for a couple of years. Finally, we landed in colorful COLORADO(Golden)! I grew up in Jefferson County, CO, and loved all the outdoor activities. Read more>>

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