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Trailblazers in Boulder

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 Boulder that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Kathryn Lucatelli

Many people find that their gifts emerge from the fire of tests and suffering. My story is no different. Fifteen years ago, I was in a very short but very abusive marriage. I was fortunate to get out with my life. The person I was married to was arrested for strangling me while we were traveling visiting friends. Read more>>

Christina Castro

Three years ago, I was approaching the end of my college education at Auburn University. I was pursuing a degree in Human Development and Family Studies and it was time to apply for practicums so I could graduate. Most of my friends and classmates applied for internships. Read more>>

Traci Dietrich

My husband and I moved from Iowa to Colorado 3 1/2 years ago. The area was completely new to us, and I needed something to keep me busy while I was waiting for my physical therapy license to be approved in Colorado. On a leap of faith, I started Midwest Mash as a creative outlet until I could work again. Read more>>

Ali DeJohn

My story begins as a preschooler, where my first schooling experience was full of creativity at every turn, and my earliest, most precious memories of falling in love with making things with my hands. I remember the immense joy even at a very young age. Read more>>

Rebecca Elliot

I walked confidently into my high school guidance counselor’s office. “I want to be a Photographer!” I announced. He told me that photography is not a real job – that I needed to go to college for a “real career”. Read more>>

Chelsea Thatcher

Retrograde.Shop is a handcrafted brand based out of Boulder, CO. Founded in August 2018, we’re all about love and light, being positive, and manifesting your true intentions in life. We’re not just a brand, we’re a tribe. We pick each other up and move forward together in strides. Read more>>

Cindy Brandle

As a young girl, I always gravitated toward some form of performing arts, whether it was singing at my Aunt’s wedding reception (not really invited, but since I was 3, they tolerated a few songs) or creating plays and dances in my friend’s garage. Read more>>

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